I ran across some canepoles on Ebay today and just wondered if any of you still use or even have one these days? It easy to get caught up in the newest technology and pricey reels and stuff but seeing those canepoles sure brought back a lot of memories. That was what I caught my very first fish with and back then you could get canepoles at Wal-Mart with line hook and bobber ready to fish. My grandma would take me up around the barn with the shovel and we would fill a coffee can with worms and head down to the creek or the pond and spend the day. You can't hardly beat that in my opinion and I laugh to think about what it takes for my family to go fishing nowadays. We usually end up taking 6 different kind of baits, half a dozen chairs, two or three tackleboxes, 15 rods and I could go on, but you get the point. My kids probably don't even know what a canepole looks like although they have used a switch and some line and a hook when they didn't feel like messing with their reel. I am thinking I may pick up a couple of these cane poles and go dig some worms and take the kids out for an enjoyable stress free day of fishing, the way it used to be.