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Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod
Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod

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Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod

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WORLD'S FIRST MULTI-LENGTH CATFISHING ROD.
Easily swap the handle to have the right length rod for a kayak, boat, or bank casting.
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Product Description

Introducing: The World's First Multi-Length Catfishing Rod!


We've built something completely new for you: This is the World's First Multi-Length Catfishing Rod.

What that means to you is that you don't have to have multiple sets of rods, reels, and line for your different fishing techniques. With just one rod you can easily fish in a kayak, from a boat, or from the bank.

Are you tired of...

  • Losing deck space in your kayak because your rod handles are too long?
  • Having to buy and lug around all sorts of rods for different situations?
  • Having to buy duplicate sets of expensive reels to go on all your different sets of rods?
  • Kayak rods that are too short to be used for anything else?

Do you wish you could have one set of rods that you really like, and that does everything you need?

Hands Down, The Best Kayak Rod For Fighting Fish

 

Ready to have the right length rod every time you fish? 

With the Golly Whopper catfish rod, you'll be outfitted with the right rod for every circumstance, without having to drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on several different sets of rods!

  • Kayak Fishing: The handle sits in a kayak rod holder, without interfering with your leg or storage space. The shorter butt also helps you easily fight big catfish from a sitting position.
  • Boat Fishing: The handle is long enough for a boat rod holder, adds some length to help with casting, and is best for fighting catfish from a standing position.
  • Bank Fishing: The long handle allows you to separate your hands to make long casts

 

How does it work?

When you get your Golly Whopper Rod, you'll receive the rod, a protective sleeve, a bumper end, and a boat extension handle.

 

To fish in the Kayak configuration, simply bolt in the bumper end and you'll be ready to go!

To fish in the Boat configuration, remove the bumper end, attach the Boat extension handle, and then the bumper end.

A Bank extension handle is available for purchase separately.  To fish in the Bank configuration, remove the Boat extension and bumper end, attach the Bank extension handle, and then the bumper end.

 

Quality Specifications:

  • With just one rod, The Golly Whopper can be fished in 7', 7'6", and 8' lengths.
  • It's a Moderate Action rod - meaning the tip won't dance in a rod holder, and will easily set a circle hook
  • Medium-Heavy Power - has plenty of backbone for fighting fish, pulling off snags, and winding up to sling big baits
  • Custom Manufactured Blank - Our blank is manufactured exclusively for the Golly Whopper. There is nothing else like it available in the world!
  • Full EVA Foam Grip - comfortable, and easily washes off.  Large EVA handle above the reel for a comfortable grip when fighting fish.
  • 10-50lb Line Weight - easily handle trophy catfish
  • 1-10oz Lure Rating - sling big chunks of bait, and large lead
  • 10 Strong Double-Fitted, low profile, Stainless Steel Guides that can take the abuse of braided line
  • Graduated Guides with a large bottom guide means you can use this rod with a casting OR spinning reel!
  • Hook Tender Loop above handle
  • High Visibility Florescent Tip - easily see bites in the day and night
  • Full Metal Reel Seat with Double-Locking Rings - nobody wants your reel seat to come apart in the middle of a fight!

What's with the LIFETIME warranty? Surely there's a trick?

Here's the thing: Catfishing can be rough. You're out at unusual hours, sometimes in the dark, in/out of vehicles, up/down rocks, ramps, hills, and sometimes in dangerous areas. The Golly Whopper is tough, but we could imagine that if you rolled a boulder over it, or slammed it in your trunk on accident, there could be damage.

So every Catfish Sumo rod carries our LIFETIME WARRANTY. No matter when, no matter why. If it breaks, we'll help you.

The Lifetime Warranty requires product registration within 30 days of purchase. Then if you encounter any bad luck, just mail it back and we'll replace it for just 50% of MSRP. Deal?

We also warranty our rods against manufacturer defects for 6 months after purchase. This warranty applies to any purchase from an approved distributor and requires proof of purchase. Registration required for this warranty, too.

You might be wondering...

How do I change the lengths?

The Golly Whopper is built with a reinforced metal union in the butt. This allows for two different extension handles to be screwed on.

To change the handle, simply bolt on the extension piece that you want, or use it without an extension for the best kayak rod you've ever had!

NOTE: We don't advise attaching more than one extension piece at a time.

What is the total rod length in each configuration?

  • Kayak Configuration (Rod + Rubber Bumper) = 7'
  • Boat Configuration (Rod + Boat Extension + Rubber Bumper) = 7' 6"
  • Bank Casting Configuration (Rod + Bank Extension + Rubber Bumper) = 8'

Aren't kayak rods just regular rods with 12" cut off them?

That's often what happens with new fad companies try to get money from kayak anglers.  They do this when they don't understand kayak fishing, and probably haven't even been in a kayak themselves.  That's not us.

The Golly Whopper was designed in partnership with anglers that have fished thousands and thousands of hours on kayaks, boats, and banks.  It's specifically designed to handle each task well.

Will the Golly Whopper stand up to saltwater?

The metal union is an aluminum alloy which is anti-rust, but not 100% anti-corrosion against saltwater.  If you use it in saltwater, we'd recommend applying a thin layer of grease (like reel grease) to the threads before screwing the extension on, and then rinsing after it's been in salt water.

If you're ready for a rod that helps you catch fish, and saves you from having to own multiple sets of gear, buy your Golly Whopper now!

At Catfish Sumo, one of our Core Values is HONESTY. We don’t ever want anyone to feel tricked when doing business with us. We do everything we can to honestly and plainly explain how we do business, so you know what to expect.

Important Shipping Information:

Fishing rods ship in sturdy shipping tube. All other orders ship in padded envelopes or boxes to protect your order. If you order a rod and other items, your order will ship in multiple packages. You'll receive two shipping confirmations and two tracking numbers.

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING: If you choose free standard shipping during checkout, you won't have to pay a cent for shipping! For free standard shipping orders, expect to receive your order in 8-10 business days once your order ships. Rods are not eligible for Free Standard Shipping.

Handling Time

We ship orders Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Most orders ship in 1-2 business days.  On average, we are shipping orders around 17 hours after checkout is completed. 

 

Delivery Dates

Dates shown during checkout are ESTIMATES given by the carriers. At this time, most carriers are not guaranteeing their delivery dates (except for certain overnight services).

Shipping estimates begin once your order has shipped. For example, if you choose an option with 3-day delivery, you’ll likely receive it in about 4-5 business days. (1-2 days to get your order ready and in the mail stream + 3 transit days).

If you have an important event coming up and need your order by a specific date, please contact us to make sure your order ships with a shipping method that will reach you in time.

Rest assured, if any parcels ever exceed carrier claim timelines, we'll help with any claims or replacements.

 

You can see our full Shipping, Returns, and Refunds Policy HERE:
https://catfishsumo.com/pages/shipping-and-returns

Hi, I'm Daniel. My team and I are here to help you catch bigger catfish.
catfish sumo catch bigger catfish

Are you ready to finally beat your PB (personal best) catfish??

Catching catfish successfully comes down to three things.  We call it The Three Rights Framework, and here it is:
1) The Right Spot

2) The Right Rig

3) The Right Rig

Now a little more goes into each of these, but as you practice improving each of these Three Rights, you can be SURE that you'll be catching more and BIGGER catfish.

Based in Chattanooga, TN, we have immediate access to the Tennessee River, home to some of the country's largest catfish. We're constantly testing rigs and equipment to gather information that's useful to you.

You can be sure that anything in our store has been tested and improved to help you be as successful as possible.

We're also committed to our Core Values:

Quality: We sell gear that is good, and does something to help you catch better catfish.  It's priced appropriately, easy to get, and professionally built.

Honesty: You won't ever be disappointingly surprised when you do business with us.  You'll get what you ordered, when you expect it (or sooner), and you'll be delighted with what you got.

Guide: We're a leader in the catfishing industry, paving the way with innovative products, and helpful information that you can use to take action and catch bigger catfish!

If there's ever any way we can help you, please reach us.

Best regards,

 

Daniel
Owner, Catfish Sumo™

Description

Introducing: The World's First Multi-Length Catfishing Rod!


We've built something completely new for you: This is the World's First Multi-Length Catfishing Rod.

What that means to you is that you don't have to have multiple sets of rods, reels, and line for your different fishing techniques. With just one rod you can easily fish in a kayak, from a boat, or from the bank.

Are you tired of...

  • Losing deck space in your kayak because your rod handles are too long?
  • Having to buy and lug around all sorts of rods for different situations?
  • Having to buy duplicate sets of expensive reels to go on all your different sets of rods?
  • Kayak rods that are too short to be used for anything else?

Do you wish you could have one set of rods that you really like, and that does everything you need?

Hands Down, The Best Kayak Rod For Fighting Fish

 

Ready to have the right length rod every time you fish? 

With the Golly Whopper catfish rod, you'll be outfitted with the right rod for every circumstance, without having to drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on several different sets of rods!

  • Kayak Fishing: The handle sits in a kayak rod holder, without interfering with your leg or storage space. The shorter butt also helps you easily fight big catfish from a sitting position.
  • Boat Fishing: The handle is long enough for a boat rod holder, adds some length to help with casting, and is best for fighting catfish from a standing position.
  • Bank Fishing: The long handle allows you to separate your hands to make long casts

 

How does it work?

When you get your Golly Whopper Rod, you'll receive the rod, a protective sleeve, a bumper end, and a boat extension handle.

 

To fish in the Kayak configuration, simply bolt in the bumper end and you'll be ready to go!

To fish in the Boat configuration, remove the bumper end, attach the Boat extension handle, and then the bumper end.

A Bank extension handle is available for purchase separately.  To fish in the Bank configuration, remove the Boat extension and bumper end, attach the Bank extension handle, and then the bumper end.

 

Quality Specifications:

  • With just one rod, The Golly Whopper can be fished in 7', 7'6", and 8' lengths.
  • It's a Moderate Action rod - meaning the tip won't dance in a rod holder, and will easily set a circle hook
  • Medium-Heavy Power - has plenty of backbone for fighting fish, pulling off snags, and winding up to sling big baits
  • Custom Manufactured Blank - Our blank is manufactured exclusively for the Golly Whopper. There is nothing else like it available in the world!
  • Full EVA Foam Grip - comfortable, and easily washes off.  Large EVA handle above the reel for a comfortable grip when fighting fish.
  • 10-50lb Line Weight - easily handle trophy catfish
  • 1-10oz Lure Rating - sling big chunks of bait, and large lead
  • 10 Strong Double-Fitted, low profile, Stainless Steel Guides that can take the abuse of braided line
  • Graduated Guides with a large bottom guide means you can use this rod with a casting OR spinning reel!
  • Hook Tender Loop above handle
  • High Visibility Florescent Tip - easily see bites in the day and night
  • Full Metal Reel Seat with Double-Locking Rings - nobody wants your reel seat to come apart in the middle of a fight!

What's with the LIFETIME warranty? Surely there's a trick?

Here's the thing: Catfishing can be rough. You're out at unusual hours, sometimes in the dark, in/out of vehicles, up/down rocks, ramps, hills, and sometimes in dangerous areas. The Golly Whopper is tough, but we could imagine that if you rolled a boulder over it, or slammed it in your trunk on accident, there could be damage.

So every Catfish Sumo rod carries our LIFETIME WARRANTY. No matter when, no matter why. If it breaks, we'll help you.

The Lifetime Warranty requires product registration within 30 days of purchase. Then if you encounter any bad luck, just mail it back and we'll replace it for just 50% of MSRP. Deal?

We also warranty our rods against manufacturer defects for 6 months after purchase. This warranty applies to any purchase from an approved distributor and requires proof of purchase. Registration required for this warranty, too.

You might be wondering...

How do I change the lengths?

The Golly Whopper is built with a reinforced metal union in the butt. This allows for two different extension handles to be screwed on.

To change the handle, simply bolt on the extension piece that you want, or use it without an extension for the best kayak rod you've ever had!

NOTE: We don't advise attaching more than one extension piece at a time.

What is the total rod length in each configuration?

  • Kayak Configuration (Rod + Rubber Bumper) = 7'
  • Boat Configuration (Rod + Boat Extension + Rubber Bumper) = 7' 6"
  • Bank Casting Configuration (Rod + Bank Extension + Rubber Bumper) = 8'

Aren't kayak rods just regular rods with 12" cut off them?

That's often what happens with new fad companies try to get money from kayak anglers.  They do this when they don't understand kayak fishing, and probably haven't even been in a kayak themselves.  That's not us.

The Golly Whopper was designed in partnership with anglers that have fished thousands and thousands of hours on kayaks, boats, and banks.  It's specifically designed to handle each task well.

Will the Golly Whopper stand up to saltwater?

The metal union is an aluminum alloy which is anti-rust, but not 100% anti-corrosion against saltwater.  If you use it in saltwater, we'd recommend applying a thin layer of grease (like reel grease) to the threads before screwing the extension on, and then rinsing after it's been in salt water.

If you're ready for a rod that helps you catch fish, and saves you from having to own multiple sets of gear, buy your Golly Whopper now!

Shipping Information

At Catfish Sumo, one of our Core Values is HONESTY. We don’t ever want anyone to feel tricked when doing business with us. We do everything we can to honestly and plainly explain how we do business, so you know what to expect.

Important Shipping Information:

Fishing rods ship in sturdy shipping tube. All other orders ship in padded envelopes or boxes to protect your order. If you order a rod and other items, your order will ship in multiple packages. You'll receive two shipping confirmations and two tracking numbers.

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING: If you choose free standard shipping during checkout, you won't have to pay a cent for shipping! For free standard shipping orders, expect to receive your order in 8-10 business days once your order ships. Rods are not eligible for Free Standard Shipping.

Handling Time

We ship orders Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Most orders ship in 1-2 business days.  On average, we are shipping orders around 17 hours after checkout is completed. 

 

Delivery Dates

Dates shown during checkout are ESTIMATES given by the carriers. At this time, most carriers are not guaranteeing their delivery dates (except for certain overnight services).

Shipping estimates begin once your order has shipped. For example, if you choose an option with 3-day delivery, you’ll likely receive it in about 4-5 business days. (1-2 days to get your order ready and in the mail stream + 3 transit days).

If you have an important event coming up and need your order by a specific date, please contact us to make sure your order ships with a shipping method that will reach you in time.

Rest assured, if any parcels ever exceed carrier claim timelines, we'll help with any claims or replacements.

 

You can see our full Shipping, Returns, and Refunds Policy HERE:
https://catfishsumo.com/pages/shipping-and-returns

Why Buy From Us

Hi, I'm Daniel. My team and I are here to help you catch bigger catfish.
catfish sumo catch bigger catfish

Are you ready to finally beat your PB (personal best) catfish??

Catching catfish successfully comes down to three things.  We call it The Three Rights Framework, and here it is:
1) The Right Spot

2) The Right Rig

3) The Right Rig

Now a little more goes into each of these, but as you practice improving each of these Three Rights, you can be SURE that you'll be catching more and BIGGER catfish.

Based in Chattanooga, TN, we have immediate access to the Tennessee River, home to some of the country's largest catfish. We're constantly testing rigs and equipment to gather information that's useful to you.

You can be sure that anything in our store has been tested and improved to help you be as successful as possible.

We're also committed to our Core Values:

Quality: We sell gear that is good, and does something to help you catch better catfish.  It's priced appropriately, easy to get, and professionally built.

Honesty: You won't ever be disappointingly surprised when you do business with us.  You'll get what you ordered, when you expect it (or sooner), and you'll be delighted with what you got.

Guide: We're a leader in the catfishing industry, paving the way with innovative products, and helpful information that you can use to take action and catch bigger catfish!

If there's ever any way we can help you, please reach us.

Best regards,

 

Daniel
Owner, Catfish Sumo™

Golly Whopper: Kayak Catfish Signature Rod

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LC
09/02/2022
Larry C.
United States

1st fishing trip

great put it to the test 1st fish 23.02

JB
08/28/2022
Jason B.
United States United States

These look like they are good rods.

I haven't used these yet. The chop sticks I bought before this work really well for common carp. Biggest one so far is 15#. I actually plan to use these for dipsey divers. 50# braid a large dipsey diver and other assorted heavy terminal tackle. Is tough on rods. The compact nature of the handle was why I bought these

BS
08/25/2022
Brian S.
United States United States

GOLLY WHOPPER

It's handling any fish I've found thusfar with no issues at all.

RH
07/24/2022
Rob H.
United States United States

It’s a beast of a rod

From the reel seat to the guides it is a beast. I like the way the guides have heavy thread under the eye then on top with lots of epoxy… This company should make a 9 foot surf rod just like this I would buy 4 �

SE
07/14/2022
Stephen E.
United States United States

Awesome Quality

I have not had the chance to get on the water yet but will be using the rod for the first time this coming week. What I can say about this rod is the build and quality of the rod are exceptional! Very fine product and can’t wait to put it through the paces.

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