Vilas County Man Invents Fishing Rod For Physically Challenged Friend


By Adam Schrager | November 18, 2014

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Jay Gascoigne was inspired by a long-time friend to create a device that would make their favorite pastime accessible for the physically challenged. The Vilas County man invented an electric fishing rod so his buddy with severe arthritis could once again enjoy ice fishing with him.

Adam Schrager

Adam Schrager is an Investigative producer and reporter with WISC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Madison.
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