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Meet Your New Robotic Fly Fishing Overlords

Posted by Tom Chandler 6/12/2012

The Joggobot's designed to serve as a robot running buddy and follow you wherever you go, but there's no reason you couldn't adapt one of these for use on the river -- your own robotic fly fishing buddy.

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Sure, it's odd. And yes, your friends -- who are intolerant of even cell phones on the river -- will probably try to beat you with sticks.

And sure, one day it could achieve sentience and turn on you like some Stephen King-ish fishing buddy, eventually exterminating all mankind from the planet's surface.

For the opporunity to be the coolest kid on the river, I'm willing to take that chance.

The Joggobot is designed to follow a runner wearing a specially tagged shirt, so getting one to follow a fly fishermen should be simple. (How fast can anything in rubber pants really move?)

We'll just key it to follow every badly dressed, beer-stained, mismatched set of clothing it sees.

Added Benefit: I could add a live satellite uplink camera to one of these, then charge the Undergrounders for going fishing with me. I can already picture my legions of paid followers breathlessly waiting for me to tie a triple surgeons knot or move upstream (or show any signs of life whatsoever).

It'll be just like a golf tournament, only interesting.

See you hovering over your clearly-less-visionary-than-mine heads, Tom Chandler.

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

Tom My thoughts. By the time you got to river and caught your first fish, the battery would be be dead in Robo. Might need to set up an electro re fueling station.
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I have just one word......PULL!!!
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Let's just hope Huey Lewis and Charles Schwab don't get a hold of this idea. They would surely dress it up like an osprey, make it poop duck food and pee water on anglers while blaring political ads for the guys on their payroll.
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Better is to buzz the guy a few times until he leaves. Then the spot is yours.
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I have so much to teach the world.
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That's just crazy, nobody ties a triple surgeon's knot when a double will do just as well.
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TU - always on the cutting edge. I suppose you could mount a small camera on it and send it over the guy who is catching every fish he casts to and see what pattern he's using - then send it down to cut off his leader.
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