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Tackle/Fishing Supplies..Tips/Tricks
03-28-2012, 03:04 PM
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Thats a very good post Oldtimer!

Very often people make comments about fishing line, how crappy it is, how easy it breaks etc.

9 times outta ten, if you are having line issues, it's damaged guides. The Q-tip method works very well, check it often, and anytime your having line issues.
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03-29-2012, 01:00 AM
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Today I learned you can use a rubber band to make hooks weedless by stretching across the eye to the barb. This guy uses dental elastics to do it:

4:12 here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfeKOotGYWo

Not the best video, but thought I should give credit to the idea! LOL

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04-02-2012, 03:04 PM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2012 03:24 PM by OldTimer.)
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Here’s a tip that might save you a few bucks and also save that old rod you love - should you break it.

I was lucky enough to attend night school fly tying & rod building courses put on by the late Ted Knott of Ancaster - at Mohawk College many years ago……… and I learned this trick and other things from old Ted.

Most of us have snapped the last 4 to 5 inches off a rod (between the tiptop and the first guide) by catching them in the trunk lid – or a car window – or by over stressing it on the edge of a rail, pier, gunwale or tree branch.

Always save the parts of other old rods or those beat up garage sale specials you have- you can use sections of these old useless rods to mend your broken rod. Yes - the action will be a little stiffer – but it will bring it back to life.

Here’s how:

- Gently heat the tip top with a cigarette lighter or candle – then pull the tiptop straight out and off the end with a pair of pliers. (They are attached with hot glue)

- Clean up the end of the rod, and also clean up the end of the break as best you can without removing length.

- Select a 3”-4” long SECTION of the old “Junker” rods you have (by measuring and comparison) that is relatively close on its INSIDE diameters to the OUTSIDE diameters of the broken rod – equally spaced about the break. (What you will be doing is sliding a section of the tapered junk rod blank down over the tip top end so that it ends up snugging up in the area of the break plus at least an inch or so. – The lower broken rod section will insert from the bottom.

- I said above to start with a 3-4” long section – so that you have fiddle room with the trimming and fit.

- At the end of fitting you should try for at least 1” of splice on each side of the break to transfer stress well.

- Try for a snug fit – if it’s a wee bit loose add a wrap of thread, or a well-placed small piece of masking tape to snug it up.

- Try out the fitting of everything without glue till you get the best fit you can.

- Then taper sand the ENDS of your new OUTSIDE SLEEVE - on the outside - just a bit to remove roughness/burrs and more importantly: to avoid a stress notch.

- When you’re happy – two part epoxy glue the assembly and let the glue cure well. Try to smooth the glue around the end transition points

- Clean up the tip top and hot glue it back on.

- Here’s a link on that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUn0SRZT5_0

- This fix will work fine just as is at this point – however it won’t be the most pretty thing around - if you wish to get fancy – you can add ramped thread wraps at each end of the splice and apply a finish………….. (on a budget……….. use a few coats of your ladies clear nail polish…………….)

- If you break a rod in the lower butt sections – sleeves or dowels inserted inside is the drill then………

Cheers,

OldTimer

<>< I once gave up fishing. It was the most terrifying weekend of my life. ><>

See you on the river.
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04-04-2012, 03:11 AM (This post was last modified: 04-04-2012 03:15 AM by TheMug.)
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I use these little dollar store plastic boxes that come with some screws or washers in them for a buck. They have 4 or 6 sections and make great little organizer boxes for small items like sinkers, swivels, hooks, etc. I've seen people on ebay trying to selling the same boxes for 3 to 5 bucks.
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04-05-2012, 12:17 AM
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Yesterday I noticed the tip of my rod was cracking. It was telescoping so I fished on the rest of the day with the last section folded in.

when I got home I smothered the cracking area in epoxy. I figured, "fiberglass is cured with epoxy so might as well cover it with epoxy again".

The rod's good as new! Lucky for me I noticed the crack before I put more stress on it.

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04-05-2012, 09:16 AM
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(04-04-2012 03:11 AM)TheMug Wrote:  I use these little dollar store plastic boxes that come with some screws or washers in them for a buck. They have 4 or 6 sections and make great little organizer boxes for small items like sinkers, swivels, hooks, etc. I've seen people on ebay trying to selling the same boxes for 3 to 5 bucks.

I got 3 waterproof ones from wal-mart for 2 bucks a pop. I use one for jigs, one for hooks and one for sinkers.

Good way to keep them from rusting.
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04-08-2012, 09:17 PM
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(04-05-2012 09:16 AM)manitoubass2 Wrote:  
(04-04-2012 03:11 AM)TheMug Wrote:  I use these little dollar store plastic boxes that come with some screws or washers in them for a buck. They have 4 or 6 sections and make great little organizer boxes for small items like sinkers, swivels, hooks, etc. I've seen people on ebay trying to selling the same boxes for 3 to 5 bucks.

I got 3 waterproof ones from wal-mart for 2 bucks a pop. I use one for jigs, one for hooks and one for sinkers.

Good way to keep them from rusting.

I'll have to try those, where in walmart do i find those?
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04-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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(04-08-2012 09:17 PM)TheMug Wrote:  
(04-05-2012 09:16 AM)manitoubass2 Wrote:  
(04-04-2012 03:11 AM)TheMug Wrote:  I use these little dollar store plastic boxes that come with some screws or washers in them for a buck. They have 4 or 6 sections and make great little organizer boxes for small items like sinkers, swivels, hooks, etc. I've seen people on ebay trying to selling the same boxes for 3 to 5 bucks.

I got 3 waterproof ones from wal-mart for 2 bucks a pop. I use one for jigs, one for hooks and one for sinkers.

Good way to keep them from rusting.

I'll have to try those, where in walmart do i find those?

Over in the food storage, by where they have the coffee travel mugs etc. They have snap locks on all 4 sides, they close nice and snug
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04-27-2012, 09:12 AM (This post was last modified: 04-27-2012 09:22 AM by MikeH.)
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I bought a 3 dollar, six pack of 1oz disc weights, cut off the loop and drilled through them to make a set of flat non-rolling, slip weights. (Waaaaaay cheaper than buying the 7 dollar for two, flat faced slip weights)


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04-27-2012, 01:14 PM
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(04-27-2012 09:12 AM)MikeH Wrote:  I bought a 3 dollar, six pack of 1oz disc weights, cut off the loop and drilled through them to make a set of flat non-rolling, slip weights. (Waaaaaay cheaper than buying the 7 dollar for two, flat faced slip weights)


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Cool Mike, what sort of applications are flat weights preferred over round weights?

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