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Offline hawg

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Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« on: Nov 20, 2021, 02:44 PM »
I just bought some and they are not very stretchy. Anybody have a clue how to get them on?

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 2021, 03:20 PM »
Use a castration band stretcher….bought at local farm supply

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #2 on: Nov 20, 2021, 03:25 PM »
I was able to stretch them with 2 fingers to get them around the cork.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #3 on: Nov 20, 2021, 03:41 PM »
I just looked up the Ice Vice brand and there’s a video. Not near as easy as it looks in the video. Mike, you must have strong fingers.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #4 on: Nov 20, 2021, 04:18 PM »
Get a cedar plank..  take bands back and buy silicone tape ;D ;D imo nothing holds better while being easily removable than silicone tape but we all have different preferences

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #5 on: Nov 20, 2021, 04:49 PM »
These hold pretty good, hated the castration bands. Silicone tape looks like a good application to.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2021, 05:28 PM »
Turkey baster.  Take the bulb off, put that end over your rod handle and roll up the band from the other end.  Wallah…
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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2021, 10:04 AM »
I was wondering about these as well, I purchased eyeconic fishing bands due to the fact they advertised no tool required… I couldn’t even get them on my thumb never mind a rod! I contacted them and they admitted they made the bands tighter this year and they use a tool. They refunded me without me asking so great customer service at least but they still advertise no tool required  ???

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #8 on: Nov 23, 2021, 10:17 AM »
I used an Ikea children's plastic knife to stretch and slide them onto the cork.


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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #9 on: Nov 23, 2021, 10:46 AM »
I was wondering about these as well, I purchased eyeconic fishing bands due to the fact they advertised no tool required… I couldn’t even get them on my thumb never mind a rod! I contacted them and they admitted they made the bands tighter this year and they use a tool. They refunded me without me asking so great customer service at least but they still advertise no tool required  ???
Man, I can't imagine they are even tighter this year. I bought some last season and really struggled getting them on. One of my rods is a split grip and the butt end is flared out even bigger on the end. I still don't know how I got those on, as great as they are now that they are on the rods, I'll stick with the silicone tape I've been using. Literally.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #10 on: Nov 23, 2021, 11:38 AM »
I think silicone tape is the way I should have gone. The bands are a pain, but they do seem to work. No clue what I should do with all the leftover castration bands. I do know an X wife that might take them. 🤣

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #11 on: Nov 23, 2021, 12:40 PM »
Get yourself one of these...it'll make your life A LOT easier!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MSG8QXH/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_84GR9ZN3NZPXAY0EF4MM

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #12 on: Nov 23, 2021, 01:31 PM »
I think silicone tape is the way I should have gone. The bands are a pain, but they do seem to work. No clue what I should do with all the leftover castration bands. I do know an X wife that might take them. 🤣

Do what I did.

Bought a bag of green ones for $0.99 had 100 bands in it. From farm store.

Put 25 bands for sale on EBay for $5. Ship them in an envelope for $0.50. Kept 25 for myself sold the other 75 for $13.50….😊


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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #13 on: Nov 23, 2021, 04:36 PM »
AG, you’re smarter than I ever gave you credit for! I’m too lazy though, your wife called for them already🤣

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2021, 06:48 PM »
AG, you’re smarter than I ever gave you credit for! I’m too lazy though, your wife called for them already🤣

What’s messed up is when I ran out people were messaging me on eBay to see if I had anymore…lol. It wasn’t worth the effort to run around so I just messaged them back to stop at a vet office or farm supply store where they could get 100 for $1.

To be honest…I’m surprised cold snap isn’t offering the premium reel band tool for installing them for $50. Which is just a $10 castration banding tool….

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #15 on: Nov 23, 2021, 06:50 PM »
To think there's a high end market for privates pinchers!  :pinch: :roflmao:
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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #16 on: Nov 23, 2021, 08:03 PM »
To think there's a high end market for privates pinchers!  :pinch: :roflmao:

Well I guess Marketing works…..

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #17 on: Nov 26, 2021, 08:25 PM »
Get a cedar plank..  take bands back and buy silicone tape ;D ;D imo nothing holds better while being easily removable than silicone tape but we all have different preferences

When you say silicone tape, what type are you referring to specifically? Might need to check this out

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #18 on: Nov 26, 2021, 08:37 PM »
Silicone self adhesive tape. Clam sells it, otherwise it's cheaper in the plumbing department at most hardware stores common brands/names are Tommy tape, rescue tape, wrap-fix. Can get it in tons of colors. Be sure to stretch as you wrap, there probably a video of someone using it on YouTube

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #19 on: Nov 26, 2021, 08:45 PM »
Silicone self adhesive tape. Clam sells it, otherwise it's cheaper in the plumbing department at most hardware stores common brands/names are Tommy tape, rescue tape, wrap-fix. Can get it in tons of colors. Be sure to stretch as you wrap, there probably a video of someone using it on YouTube

Appreciate the info

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #20 on: Nov 27, 2021, 10:46 AM »
Silicone self adhesive tape. Clam sells it, otherwise it's cheaper in the plumbing department at most hardware stores common brands/names are Tommy tape, rescue tape, wrap-fix. Can get it in tons of colors. Be sure to stretch as you wrap, there probably a video of someone using it on YouTube

I just use the regular black electric tape. usually a buck a roll, works just fine

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #21 on: Nov 27, 2021, 11:08 AM »
I just use the regular black electric tape. usually a buck a roll, works just fine

Worked fine for me for many years.
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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #22 on: Nov 27, 2021, 11:11 AM »
I think the one drawback of regular electrical tape is it can sometimes leave residue if/when you remove it.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #23 on: Nov 27, 2021, 11:19 AM »
I have a few reels that are electrical taped in my opinion silicon tape holds better and as mentioned comes off clean.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #24 on: Nov 27, 2021, 03:48 PM »
To think there's a high end market for privates pinchers!  :pinch: :roflmao:


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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #25 on: Nov 27, 2021, 03:57 PM »
For the castration bands I got a 99 cent funnel ..cut at an angle ..also for the split rods ..I think a piece of a golf tube will bridge the gap .



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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #26 on: Nov 27, 2021, 04:10 PM »
I’ve used the silicone tape. It’s ok….but seems like a guy always has a lump where the tape is

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #27 on: Nov 27, 2021, 06:13 PM »
I use cohesive bandage. It is cheap, comes in lots of colors, holds well, and is waterproof.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #28 on: Nov 28, 2021, 06:51 AM »
Electrical tape always ends up coming off. Especially in the extreme temperatures I fish in. Needed to put a small piece of hockey tape on the end to keep it secure and from peeling and lifting.

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Re: Fishing 13 Reel Bands?????
« Reply #29 on: Nov 29, 2021, 06:11 PM »
Where do you live?

 



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