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By Sam Walton
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About

Cat-Fish: Verb; To catch or attempt to catch a cat using scaled down (hook-less) fishing tackle.

Cat-Fish, is the world's first fly-fishing rod specifically engineered to fish for cats.. that may sound silly… and it is….but it's also ridiculously awesome!

You see cats, and people, get bored of cheaply made "wand" toys, and modern automated contraptions aren't interactive... where’s the fun in that?

We believe that play with your pet should be fully interactive and require skill from both the cat and the human.

Cat-Fish set up
Cat-Fish set up

Much like a real fly rod, the Cat-Fish requires practice to master and the range of casting and retrieving techniques to learn and develop creates endless possibilities to keep you and your pet interested.

The "Fat Rat"
The "Fat Rat"

The rod itself is capable of casting over 25ft and users can practice overarm casts, side casts, roll casts, bow and arrow casts and even underarm casts -  a cast that is not possible with any other fly fishing rod (video here).

For a limited time you can back our kickstarter campaign and receive a Cat-Fish at a massively discounted price. Or you can choose from our other backing options to support our campaign!

Cat-Fish reels
Cat-Fish reels

Who's behind Cat-Fish?

Sam (Dr Sam Walton PhD), and a selection of equally mad friends and family.

With your support and financial backing I'm sure this product will fulfil its potential and Cat-Fish will take its place as the best cat toy on the market. I want my backers to enjoy its success with me!

Trophy Cat "Slippers" at 12lb 4oz!
Trophy Cat "Slippers" at 12lb 4oz!

We're raising capital so we can place our first order of rods. In order to raise our funds and build our reputation we're selling the first batch to you, our backers, at our lowest possible price. If you can't afford to buy one right now you can still support us by choosing our more affordable backing options.

Cat-Fish backer rewards

Check out our website for more videos and information, please share, tweet and email to get this product noticed.

Risks and challenges

Although we have made every effort to ensure large scale production can be completed in a short time scale, the time taken to deliver will largely depend on the order size and our choice of manufacturer (we have a few primed and ready to go). The ability of the manufacturer to complete the order in a limited period can not be easily predicted and the timing (in the build up to Christmas) may not be conducive to speedy production. Factories will be able to provide a quick order turnaround for a premium but due to the expensive construction of the product we may have to sacrifice delivery time to reduce costs and ultimately ensure the order is delivered. Either way, we are confident that we can fulfil our delivery of this product and we will strive to make our customers involved in our journey every step of the way.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $15

    A kind donation with no guilt laden carbon footprint or associated monetary expenses from deliveries. Express your charitable side... or your sense of pity with this simple pledge. We'll keep you updated with regular messages to let you know how your donation is being put to good use.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23

    You'll get a Cat-Fish T-shirt and a selection of Cat-Fish Stickers. We'll also send you regular updates to let you know how your pledge is being spent.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23

    For the fly fisherman who already has it all… we’re offering just the rod (no reel, no line) to those who already have a reel and line lying around. We’ll throw in 5 flies too…. and this video of a cat in a pirate costume to make your day even better: https://youtu.be/5thQj2NtxnI.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    Basic production release Cat-Fish set with 2 randomly selected flies and of course regular updates to let you where your money's going.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $76

    Basic production release Cat-Fish set with 5 Flies of your choice, a spare reel and line, a Cat-Fish T-shirt and a selection of Cat-Fish stickers.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $152

    Early release limited edition Cat-Fish set with 5 development-stage flies of your choice, a spare reel and line, a Cat-Fish T-shirt and a selection of Cat-Fish stickers. Backers who choose this option will be featured in future Cat-Fish videos and promotional material (only if you want to be). Your feedback (and that of your cat) will provide valuable improvements to the final mass produced batch. You'll also be the first to have your trophy CATches (cat catches) featured on the Cat-Fish website.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $304

    Early release limited edition Cat-Fish set with 10 development-stage flies of your choice... plus you get to create and name your own Cat-Fish fly (we'd like to name it after you but you can choose what we call it!!). You'll also get a spare reel and line, a Cat-Fish T-shirt and a selection of Cat-Fish stickers. Backers who choose this option will be featured in future Cat-Fish videos and promotional material (only if you want to be). Your feedback (and that of your cat) will provide valuable improvements to the final mass produced batch. You'll also be the first to have your trophy CATches (cat catches) featured on the Cat-Fish website.

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Funding period

- (30 days)