Author Topic: How to secure the reel?  (Read 21736 times)

Offline oyler

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #90 on: Dec 21, 2011, 01:14 PM »
Holy Smokes!  If you try using the castration bands, I recommend paying the extra little bit for the tool to put them on.  I used my fingers last night and after the first band I had two fingers caught between the cork and the band.  I've never felt my fingers get so cold that fast and then screaming hot 15 minutes later.  Needless to say, they were tingling a bit.  I am going to purchase the $12 tool this afternoon so I don't end up with nerve damage.

Thats why the kit from Cold Snap is so nice, it comes with the bands and the tool to install them on your rod.

Offline Bennettc

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #91 on: Dec 21, 2011, 02:09 PM »
Yes, I just didn't want to wait or pay for shipping.  A funnel like this would work better than what I had.


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #92 on: Dec 21, 2011, 04:50 PM »
Cold Snap has free shiping on all of their products.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #93 on: Dec 21, 2011, 09:25 PM »
I used a funnel that I cut to size.  It wasn't too easy but it worked.

Me too - I didn't think it was that bad, but I had one with a much longer neck like the one pictured.

Actually had a worse time cutting off the cheap plastic reel locks and not damaging the cork handle on a Frabil rod.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #94 on: Dec 23, 2011, 04:26 PM »
Been using 33+ for years. Very high grade electrical tape that stays plyable and doesn't get brittle like cheap electrical tape. Simple and cost effective.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #95 on: Dec 23, 2011, 04:36 PM »
The funnel sounds like a good idea.  I used a needle nose pliers, rolled the band up over the closed plier onto the handles.  Then force a 35 mm film canister, open end facing away from the pliers,  inside the band.  The pole will now fit inside the canister, just roll the band off the canister onto the pole.  It's not too bad.  jperch

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #96 on: Dec 23, 2011, 06:46 PM »
I like to use zip ties with electrical tape over that. but thats just me.


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #97 on: Dec 24, 2011, 11:09 PM »
Shrink as much as possible then apply electrical tape tightly

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #98 on: Dec 25, 2011, 01:52 PM »
I follow the pattern they use with zip ties when you buy the jig pole and reel in the stores. The ones I have though have somewhat of a reel as a base to start.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #99 on: Apr 14, 2012, 06:43 PM »
I use this tape, its just about like the frabill tape, it is actually thicker and you get 10 feet for about 4 bucks. Fleet Farm has it in the electrical isle.

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I no longer use this or frabill tape due to the amount of stretch this stuff has. On several occasions I hooked into walleye that were 3 to 5 pounds and the reel would just about come off during the battle and on one walleye it did come off. I had wrapped the reel feet on both sides of the reel a minimum of 4 times and stretched it good as well. The reels seemed like they were tight on the rod handles until the battle was on.

I am back to 3m super 33 black electrical tape.


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #100 on: Apr 15, 2012, 09:33 AM »
I have not spotted any cork denting on my jig rods from the Cold Snap reel wraps, they keep the reel from moving at all, even fighting big Lake trout, nothing against anyone who uses tape, but I can't stand the idea of covering a Custom Made cork handle with any kind of tape, I'll stick with the Cold Snap Reel Wraps !! :thumbsup:

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #101 on: Apr 15, 2012, 12:13 PM »
I'll have to give the cold snaps a try, I agree with you not wanting to cover up the customs.


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2012, 06:34 PM »


if it is just a cork handle what are you covering up with a couple wraps of electrical tape ,if has a reel seat it doesn't need anything just a question all my reels are cork , even Jason Mitchell uses tape, was on line looking at stuff and noticed that right off , but to each their own, and or what makes you comfy 
 

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2012, 07:49 PM »

if it is just a cork handle what are you covering up with a couple wraps of electrical tape ,if has a reel seat it doesn't need anything just a question all my reels are cork , even Jason Mitchell uses tape, was on line looking at stuff and noticed that right off , but to each their own, and or what makes you comfy

Man, how much did them cork reels cost ya filet? Were they special order, limited edition or something? Can ya post a photo of 'em, I can't say as I've ever seen a cork reel before. ;D  ;D ;D  Sorry, I just couldn't resist, eh.

As to the thread topic, plain old electrical tape here. Reasonably priced, readily available, works great and there's probably a dozen rolls floating around here between the tool boxes, gadget drawers, glove boxes, etc.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2012, 07:32 PM »
I have not spotted any cork denting on my jig rods from the Cold Snap reel wraps, they keep the reel from moving at all, even fighting big Lake trout, nothing against anyone who uses tape, but I can't stand the idea of covering a Custom Made cork handle with any kind of tape, I'll stick with the Cold Snap Reel Wraps !! :thumbsup:
Agree 100%.  Cold Snaps are perfect for the custom rods.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2012, 07:59 AM »
I'll stick with my O-rings, they aren't near as bulky as the CSRwraps and are a heck of alot cheaper,the reel wraps would be alot cheaper if a person went to a vet supply place and just bought castration bands, 100 of them for maybe a couple bucks.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #107 on: Jun 15, 2012, 09:56 PM »
After reading the tips here, I went to our local Farm & Fleet store and bought a package of 100 rubber castration bands for a couple bucks. Those suckers are tough to flex, so I altered a plastic funnel I had laying around so that the butt of the rod barely slid inside the narrow end of the funnel. Just popped the band onto the narrow funnel end and then reversed direction so that the band could jump onto the butt of the rod. Four of those on the reel tabs anchored them very tightly to the butt.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #108 on: Jun 16, 2012, 09:32 AM »
That's fine, but I would rather spend another dollar or two and support a company that is involved with ice fishing, not "oysters"  After all, he is the guy that came up with the idea for using them this way. And I'm sure it won't be long and most of the rods we buy will come with these already on them. I spoke with the owner of Cold Snap last year at a local ice show, and he said that they are going to have several different colors for this next ice season. Our sport is starting to get consumed by big buisiness (thanks Rapapla) and I think it is important to support the small guys. After all, they are the ones with all the good ideas.

I'll get off my soap box now. lol 

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #109 on: Jul 01, 2012, 03:02 PM »
That's fine, but I would rather spend another dollar or two and support a company that is involved with ice fishing, not "oysters"  After all, he is the guy that came up with the idea for using them this way. And I'm sure it won't be long and most of the rods we buy will come with these already on them. I spoke with the owner of Cold Snap last year at a local ice show, and he said that they are going to have several different colors for this next ice season. Our sport is starting to get consumed by big buisiness (thanks Rapapla) and I think it is important to support the small guys. After all, they are the ones with all the good ideas.

I'll get off my soap box now. lol
Agreed. Basically the previous poster mirrored Cold Snaps product Reel Wraps, which is fine. No more than what CS's product cost, I picked up some extra pkg's and gave them to my brother-in-law. The extra couple of bucks wasn't worth a trip to Co-op to copy their idea, and I'd rather support folks, and a company which attends Ice Fishing Shows, supports ice fishing contests and are all around good guys. Plus I bought a Cold Snap Auger Cover! Try getting that at Co-op!

 



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