After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Team Fish, Inc., makers of the CastMate Systems line of tackle management for float tubes and kayaks, has added the FishEye Camera Jig to its stable of device management products.
The patented Camera Jig is designed to put the user’s HD underwater camera into the fishing action by attaching directly to the fishing line. A standard 1⁄4 x 20 stainless steel tripod style adapter fixes the user’s camera to the nylon base. Marine grade hardware allows for camera angle change and the addition of leader material, hooks, weights and floats as needed for optimal camera positioning. A detachable line release is included to allow the camera body to be used similar to a downrigger for light tackle applications.
Suitable for all types of fishing, the jig can get any underwater HD camera inline with live bait, bottom rigs or trolling. The unique multi point design keeps the camera pointed at the hook while fishing or trolling. With a rod and reel, the user’s camera can be used for a hull inspection, view bottom structure or record a fouled anchor.
This American made product allows the use of existing underwater digital cameras and to do away with the need for purchasing any new digital cameras. Now adding your GoPro® or Sony Action Cam® to film your fishing action is as easy as changing a lure. Users are warned to not exceed their camera’s depth ratings.
The success of the existing CastMate Systems Video Camera Mount for float tubes and kayaks with its ability to rotate underwater led to this new product. According to Jack Becht, Vice President and General Manager of Team Fish, Inc. this device is a game changer for those who enjoy adding video to their fishing experience, “You used to have to buy a separate camera. Now you can use your own”.
Samples of video’s made using the CastMate Camera Jig as well a full introduction into how it can be used can be seen on the Team Fish, Inc. YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCIYmAwJ-DAZ3RSQ4l9I3r4w
Dimensions: 6” x 4.5” x 1”