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Description: ON Numerous existing automatic fishing and automatic hook setting devices use combination of a spring device and trigger device to either lift the fishing rod upward, or to pull the fish line, upon fish strikes. Many of these inventions arefishing rod holder devices. The spring device used in these rod holder type devices is to store energy for lifting the fishing rod. The trigger device is used to transforming the tug of the line by a fish strike to trigger the release of energy storedin the spring device. U.S. Pat. No. 3,889,413, issued on Jun. 17, 1979 to Robert T. Snider and Jessie G. Zimmerman, U.S. Pat. No. 4,142,315, issued on May 2, 1977 to Gary J. Hoffman, and U.S. Pat. No. 5,542,205, issued on Aug. 6, 1996 to LesterUpdike is among this type of inventions. The spring device and trigger device in such cases mimic the use of energy stored in the human muscle and the reaction of a fisherman to the fish strike. Combination of a spring device and trigger device usually means that the manufacturing processes of those devices are likely to be complicated, and the cost can be high. Many fishing rod holder devices are also heavy, not practical to carryaround, or easy to setup. Not easy to use and high cost limits the practical application and market acceptance of those devices. Besides using spring as the store of energy in automatic fishing devices, there are a few inventors use weight instead of spring to store energy. U.S. Pat. No. 4,204,355 issued on May 27, 1980 to William C. Almond, describes a simpleautomatic fish catcher using a weight for pulling the fish line. This fish catcher uses a horizontal support arm to hang a weight, and the fish line is attached to the weight so that the tightening of the fish line by fish strikes will drag the weightout of the horizontal support arm, causing the weight to fall and pulling the fish with it. Although it is a low cost and easy to use device for automatic fishing, this device has certain shortcomi