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Offline Indiananimal

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #30 on: Jan 05, 2011, 10:34 AM »
just make sure its not too ruff. dont wanna hurt your hands now junky! ;D lmao j/j

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #31 on: Jan 05, 2011, 05:14 PM »
the one positive thing i like about that frabill tape that i would try it is that fact that they claim it wont leave that stiky residue on the rod handle if you swap reels on its and the site claims the tape is soft for a comfort grip for 6 bucks might be worth a try if ya can do 4 or 5 combos with it.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #32 on: Jan 06, 2011, 07:43 AM »
Just be careful with that stuff. It says it only sticks to itself. Well it does and if you are wrapping and make a mistake it doesn't come apart. You better be perfect or you might as well throw it in the trash. I bought some  the other day and needless to say it ended up in the trash.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #33 on: Jan 06, 2011, 07:55 AM »
other than having to be a perfectionist with it how did you like the tape?

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #34 on: Jan 06, 2011, 08:02 AM »
It is like a silicone tape. I think the package says that it stretches to 3x its length. In my opinion I think that the reel might move more on the rod than electrical / hockey tape would. If you are going to use this maybe get an extra set of hands. Someone to hold reel on rod and someone to wrap the tape. good luck.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #35 on: Jan 06, 2011, 09:20 AM »
Sounds like too much perfection is needed hard to do quick on the ice ill stick with electrical tape or hockey tape. As far as sticky residue goes goo gone takes it off

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #36 on: Jan 25, 2011, 11:18 AM »
I use a rubber tape it has a plastic cover on it that you remove before applying. and when you stretch it it fuses to the previous layer. It is very comfortable and doesn't have any glue to become sticky. It is called Self-Amalgamating tape. I use it over top of my good reel seat because it gives me a real comfortable grip.

I just Googled it  and it is that Silicone tape that some wrote about.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #37 on: Jan 25, 2011, 08:29 PM »
Friction Tape - Lowe's $1.75 roll. Same tape used on hockey sticks, baseball bats - great stuff.
Or buy Frabilt tape for 8 or 9 bucks...
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #38 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:02 PM »
 I do alot of electrical work and the friction tape is okay,but i bought the Frabil reel tapre and it works great! It is a thinner than fristion tape and stays ply able in the cold. The Frabil tape is $5.99 at Farm & Fleet,and is well worth it IMO. My poles have the foam handles and it didnt hurt the foam or leave a sitcky residue either. This is a great product by Frabil.
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Friction Tape - Lowe's $1.75 roll. Same tape used on hockey sticks, baseball bats - great stuff.
Or buy Frabilt tape for 8 or 9 bucks...

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #39 on: Feb 02, 2011, 05:05 PM »
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1nzOfWebKA[/url

This vid shows how Pat from Thorne Bros recommends taping reels on.  Works pretty good for me

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #40 on: Feb 02, 2011, 09:21 PM »
Fixed your link, reread the simple instructions on "Hyper Link".


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #41 on: Feb 03, 2011, 09:00 AM »
Fixed your link, reread the simple instructions on "Hyper Link".


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #42 on: Feb 03, 2011, 09:32 AM »
A product known as "vet wrap" found in the Fleet Farm Equine department would likely work well.  This is a non adhesive wrap that stretches and sticks to itself.  I've used this to quiet sling swivels on my gun etc.  You may want to run some adhesive tape over the top to secure the tail end.  I have a rell that is held on by cable ties and plan to do this soon and see how it works.  I may well just leave the ties in place and wrap over the top.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #43 on: Oct 12, 2011, 04:58 PM »

   The absolute best way to tape the reel on is FIRST use the super thin fiberglass reinforced shipping tape, then most any black cloth electrical tape. The fiberglass reinforced tape is super thin and holds like the reel was welded on. but it is slick so the black cloth tape just covers the fiberglass tape for grip and 1 layer of the cloth tape is needed so virtually ZERO bulk is also a benefit!!!

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #44 on: Oct 12, 2011, 05:21 PM »
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A product known as "vet wrap"


hmm, my company sells this stuff, going to have to give it a shot

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #45 on: Oct 15, 2011, 06:56 AM »
I used the Frabill tape last year and it was easy to apply and worked great, it is costly though.

Where are you getting that silicone wrap from? What is the price? It seems to be similar to the Frabill tape.


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #46 on: Oct 15, 2011, 07:20 AM »
This year I will be using Cold Snap reel wraps....a nice alternative to tape and they look sharp too....

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #47 on: Oct 15, 2011, 08:01 AM »
I've got 2 words for you "Baling Wire", fixes EVERYTHING on the farm.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #48 on: Oct 15, 2011, 08:54 AM »
the cold snap reel wraps are where its at. no tape residue, and it takes under 10 seconds to switch a rod from a shallow water fly reel set up, to a deep water spinning reel.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #49 on: Oct 15, 2011, 10:13 AM »
I've got 2 words for you "Baling Wire", fixes EVERYTHING on the farm.
For those of us that are Red Green  fans, duct tape is the very, very best.  ;D ;D :whistle: :icefish:
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #50 on: Oct 15, 2011, 10:20 AM »
For those of us that are Red Green  fans, duct tape is the very, very best.  ;D ;D :whistle: :icefish:

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #51 on: Oct 15, 2011, 03:50 PM »
For those of us that are Red Green  fans, duct tape is the very, very best.  ;D ;D :whistle: :icefish:
"They're ain't to many things in this world that can't be fixed with duct tape and baling wire"
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #52 on: Oct 15, 2011, 04:45 PM »
Yup...the tough part is getting the feathers off :whistle:
I use the same thing I use for cleaning Eel Pout.  ;D
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #53 on: Oct 15, 2011, 07:00 PM »
Silence is Golden, Duct tape is Silver.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #54 on: Oct 15, 2011, 08:12 PM »
X3 on the Cold Snap Reel Wrap!!!  I like them because it holds the reel tight, and gives you extra grip.  I use a lot of custom rods, and they do no damage to the cork also.  And they are Cheap!!   

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #55 on: Oct 16, 2011, 07:29 PM »
X3 on the Cold Snap Reel Wrap!!!  I like them because it holds the reel tight, and gives you extra grip.  I use a lot of custom rods, and they do no damage to the cork also.  And they are Cheap!!

x4 I cant wait to try mine out.. great idea


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #56 on: Oct 17, 2011, 01:16 AM »
This year I will be using Cold Snap reel wraps....a nice alternative to tape and they look sharp too....

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #57 on: Oct 17, 2011, 07:40 AM »
ColdSnap Reel Wraps on my Hardwood handles, free swag from Topher/T7 Custom Rods---- TY Topher!

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #58 on: Oct 17, 2011, 07:57 AM »
Viton O-Rings would do the same thing at probably a fraction of the price, that is what I use on my rods, been on them for several years now and still holding fast.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #59 on: Oct 17, 2011, 08:01 AM »
Sorry I may have to correct myself, just went back to the site and read that the kit is enough for 4 combos. I put 6-8, O-rings on mine where they are only showing 4, when I tried that it was a little weak, so I use 6-8 per combo.
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