Adaptive Equipment

Fishing Rod/Reels

Quad-T Electric

The Quad-T EX model features a fully charged battery which will last 4 hours or more; extra battery pack handles are also available for this model. The Quad-T EX has a faster retrieve speed and is designed for fishing styles require a faster reel time. This model has rechargeable batteries which can be replaced without removing the entire handle.

The Quad-T EX Rod and Reel combo includes a graphite medium action summer length rod, modified Zebco 33 reel, 10-12 lb. test line, battery pack handle, one rechargeable battery and re-charger.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Quad – T
215 Tyler Avenue SE
Bemidji , MN  56601
Phone: 218-751-2773


Wrist Saver Rods

An ergonomically-designed spinning rod and ice fishing rod. The handles are bent to fit an angler’s hand in such a way to keep the angler’s wrist straight instead of bent as it does on straight rods.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Wrist Saver Rods, Inc.
P.O. Box 223
Prior Lake , MN  55372
Phone: 1-877-721-0020
Email: info@wristsaverrods.com
Web: www.wristsaverrods.com


Reel Gripper

Designed for individuals with little or no hand strength to be able to reel up the line on their own. This hand apparatus is constructed of UHMW (Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight) polyethylene, which fits the reel crank for most round and T-handled reels. The palm grip is made of adjustable leather with a Velcro attachment. The Reel Gripper can be customized to fit either hand.

reel gripper

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Bill Perlick
12614 Pfeifer Road
Hayward , WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-4040

 

 


Rod Holders

Batik Bracket

Batik Bracket

This piece of equipment is for individuals with little or no hand strength to be able to hold fishing rod on his or her own. This hand apparatus can be attached to a wheelchair or to the side of a boat.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

FHNB, Inc.
P.O. Box 175
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 1-800-243-3462
Email: info@fhnbinc.org


Turbo Set Rod Holder

turbo set rod holder

Six way adjustable bracket, arm support cradle with comfort pad, and arm strap. For more information or to place an order, please contact:

America’s Fishing Device, Inc.
222 North Concord Exchange #1
So. St. Paul, MN  55075
Phone: 1-866-925-2005
Email: afdfishing@aol.com
Website: www.afdturboset.com

 


Strong Arm Rod Holder

strong arm rod holder

Designed for use with minimal to no hand function.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Strong-Arm Fishing Products
2046A Pharmacy Ave
Scarborough, Ontario M1T 1H8
Canada
Phone: 416-289-4682
Fax: 416-756-4682
Website: www.strongarmfishing.com


DPS101 Seat Apparatus

DPS101 seat apparatus

This rod holder is designed for use while a person is in the sitting position. The rod holder comes in two pieces: first, the base, which slides under the front part of your legs; and second, the yoke, which holds the fishing pole. When you are not fishing, you do not have to have the yoke part attached. The yoke slides onto the base from the front. There is also a small length of pipe insulation inside the yoke tube, which helps hold the fishing pole very securely.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Specialty Works
9280 N. Old Hwy 27
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-8537

 


DPW103 Waist Apparatus

This rod holder is primarily designed for a person who would prefer to stand while fishing. The rod holder is designed to be able to hold the rod while the mobile hand and arm is able to reel in the fish. The rod holder has two straps: one goes around the neck and the other goes around the waist. Ideally, the waist apparatus should go around the largest part of the user’s waist.

DPW103 waist apparatus

Two pieces of information are needed to custom manufacture the apparatus for an individual:

  1. Does the individual have a preference of sides, either right or left?
  2. What is the approximate girth of the person using this apparatus?

With this information, the rod holder can be customized and sent out in approximately 2 weeks from the day ordered.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Specialty Works
9280 N. Old Hwy 27
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-8537


One Armed Fishing Bandit

Rod holder attaches to wheelchair.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

Howells Tackle
P.O. Box 5323
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Phone: 252-393-2311


Various Ramps used at FHNB Chapter Events

ramp

Handi-Ramp®, World’s Oldest Ramp Manufacturer, has been providing ramps and lifts for people with disabilities since 1958. Products are available across North and Central America including Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information or to place an order, please contact:

HandiRamp
510 North Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 800-876-RAMP (7267)
Fax: 847-816-8866
Email: info@handiramp.com
Website: www.handiramp.com