I recently purchased a half dozen of the Yo Yo fishing reels. Made in USA also and stainless steel. I have seen these available for since I dont know when. They dont use a rod. You tie them to the bank, boat, limb or tree or even to floating milk jugs. They have a self winding spring and hooks the fish when it bites. It pulls then up to top of water and fish can even fight for awhile. Eventually they get tired and no fight. They are small and light. I got 6 of them for like $20 on line. Tthey come with line and swivel too. Also nylon string to tie them to something. You just need hooks and bait.