Fiberglass fish tape is the fastest manual fish tape available. It is intended for fishing only. Rope or line is recommended for pulling.
Steel Fish Tape - Klein Tools Price $41.05
This rugged, easy-to-use Klein winder reel keeps flat spring-steel tape in its place and under control. Helps prevent kinks, saves time, and protects tape. Comfortable, easy-grip design lets you turn the reel in either direction for one-hand feed or take-up while other hand directs tape or brings in back in tight.