I found a way to make playing with your cat much more exciting for the both of you. My cat loves it, and its sort of fun for me too. Plus, if you fish, this could be a way to work on your casting and play with your cat at the same time. Maybe...
Step 1: Materials
To make your catfishing pole, you need...
a fishing pole you're willing to cut the hook off of
a small cat toy (dingle ball. fake mouse, etc.)
Step 2: Cutting Off the Hook
First you need to cut off the hook. You need to do this unless you want to hurt your cat, which I'm sure you don't want to do. Just cut the string off right above the hook so you have enough string to tie a knot.
Step 3: Attaching the Toy
Tie the fishing line around some part of the toy, just make sure that it won't come off when your cat is playing with it. I suggest double or tripple knotting it.
Step 4: You're Done!
Wasn't that easy? Now you can control where the toy goes and have your cat chase it all the way!