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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube and Pontoon Tips, Tricks and Mods » My rod saver

My rod saver

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26 Re: My rod saver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:31 pm

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No freaken way that is awsume was the fish still there, and if so did it count tward your weigh in. lol!


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27 Re: My rod saver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:43 pm

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[quote="jeffcpr"]No freaken way that is awsume was the fish still there, and if so did it count tward your weigh in. lol! [/quote
Lol!! No fish.... I dropped it off at shimano this morning and they couldn't believe we got it, he popped it open and said it still looks really good.

28 Re: My rod saver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:00 pm

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that happened to me i was trollin a crank bait and a fish grabed it and took my rod a week later i was fishin in same spot and get snaged on somethin and when i was reeling in i was thinkin man that would be cool if i caught my rod and what do u no up comes my rob clean everything off the reel and tie on another crank and catch and bam get a 4lbs on it i was super stoked after that day i went and got me some rod holders so that would never happen again

29 Re: My rod saver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:18 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:that happened to me i was trollin a crank bait and a fish grabed it and took my rod a week later i was fishin in same spot and get snaged on somethin and when i was reeling in i was thinkin man that would be cool if i caught my rod and what do u no up comes my rob clean everything off the reel and tie on another crank and catch and bam get a 4lbs on it i was super stoked after that day i went and got me some rod holders so that would never happen again

Very cool! What a great feeling to find your gear in the merky waters...

30 Re: My rod saver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:59 pm

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Geez you guys got lucky getting your rods/reels back. Someone go find my Rapala Scale please, some 1.9 lbs spottie is using it as a lip ring in NPH.

31 Re: My rod saver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:12 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Geez you guys got lucky getting your rods/reels back. Someone go find my Rapala Scale please, some 1.9 lbs spottie is using it as a lip ring in NPH.

Lol! I remember that, it was my first float tube gathering...

32 Re: My rod saver on Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:41 pm

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FWIW you can make your own rod floats from pool noodles cut to size and zip tied on the rod.

33 Re: My rod saver on Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:29 pm

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Most rods are lost on a tube when pulling another rod out of the rack. Handles get tangled and splash. Not sure how this leash would prevent that.

34 Re: My rod saver on Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:42 pm

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This method will help with that
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35 Re: My rod saver on Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:46 pm

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Yeah! Looks like that might prevent rod rattle too! How did you make those?

36 Re: My rod saver on Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:09 pm

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1/4" bungee, molded hooks, and bungee termination ends from here
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37 Re: My rod saver on Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:14 pm

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rod leashes are great idea but I really cant see how you can loose one if you have a rod rank ? knock on wood I have never had any close calls.

38 Re: My rod saver on Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:22 am

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If you have ever lost a rod before it just plan sucks, as a kid I had my new rod pop out of the rod holder on or boat at Puddingstone lake, as we were moving to a new spot. I agree losing a rod on the tube is kind of hard to do but I am sure that if you are to into the big one you just hooked, you might lose some concentration and "what were is my other rod S*!T" I like the idea .:LOLLY:. has in the above picture.


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39 Re: My rod saver on Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:30 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:This would have saved my crucial dropshot rod & stradic reel yesterday... : (

1st newb tuber mistake, bound to happen sometime...

To look at it positively, it was one less thing I had to carry back to the truck....
I was hoping that would have cheered me up a bit...
nope!  Crying or Very sad

While fishing the SBS last saterday night i was  netting a grump of a fish for my teamate, he starts yelling "your rod"!! i look over at my rod and it was sinking... My 400te/calcutta rod down to the abyss, we tried with treble hooks with no luck!! Last night, 4 days later we hit the spot one more time to see if we can get it. After 20 minutes i called it off but my buddy said one more cast," i said why not" he starts yelling im hooked up, i look over he hooked my braided line and out comes my rod/reel!! F'n AWESOME..... Red Smile Red Smile   Red Smile

@n2deepfsw Just reading thru some old posts. DAMN!!! got your S**t back. That's insane. LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thumbs Up 

40 Re: My rod saver on Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:32 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:that happened to me i was trollin a crank bait and a fish grabed it and took my rod a week later i was fishin in same spot and get snaged on somethin and when i was reeling in i was thinkin man that would be cool if i caught my rod and what do u no up comes my rob clean everything off the reel and tie on another crank and catch and bam get a 4lbs on it i was super stoked after that day i went and got me some rod holders so that would never happen again


That is AWESOME. I hope I have the same luck if I ever drop a combo. Or maybe I should take preventive measures NOW... lol! 

41 Re: My rod saver on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:22 am

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Should of used one of these yesterday on my pliers....lost them at NPH...nothing good to report...windy as$ $ hit....getting pushed around big time....nailed a sandbass. ..nothing of size....so no pic.....

Tony g


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42 Re: My rod saver on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:41 am

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Fishingdachronarch201E7 wrote:Should of used one of these yesterday on my pliers....lost them at NPH...nothing good to report...windy as$ $ hit....getting pushed around big time....nailed a sandbass. ..nothing of size....so no pic.....

Tony g


I've lost a few pair myself. I lost a brand new pair first time using them. Got careless and down they went. Lol. S**t happens.

43 Re: My rod saver on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:44 am

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Yo whattup fatboy yeah it sucked...im sure ill loose other stuf too..... all good...dollar store here I come...lol


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44 Re: My rod saver on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:21 pm

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I didnt lose a rod, but I lost a ROD HOLDER!! Cheap Berkely rod holder came off the base when i hit a wake. Good thing I didnt have a rod in it.

45 Re: My rod saver on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:32 pm

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I came across these on eBay. They should work great for your rod, pliers, nippers, lure box, etc. I put a lanyard on anything I don't want to lose into the water.

These are cheap and have plenty of extension. Too many to buy? Split them with a fishing buddy or two.
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46 Re: My rod saver on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:17 am

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Shoot, I threw some of those Casino lanyards away last month, many Casinos only one lanyard.........

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