Author Topic: How to secure the reel?  (Read 21511 times)

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #60 on: Oct 17, 2011, 08:12 AM »
At 4 Bucks for the cold snaps, that mounts 4 reels for a buck a reel, it works for me !  :thumbsup:

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #61 on: Oct 17, 2011, 09:13 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.
Yuppers, Using the ColdSnaps -4 seems plenty with the Pannie stiks- Gonna bump up to 6 on the "heavier" rods.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #62 on: Oct 17, 2011, 09:14 AM »
Went back and looked at my pictures and I have been using Viton O-Rings as far back as 2009. They have been on there since then with no failure. Good luck to the people that are marketing them, I guess I missed the boat.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #63 on: Oct 17, 2011, 08:38 PM »

It may be a little hard to see but I mark and wrap the cork with masking tape than secure reel with Scotch super 33+ electrical tape (very high quality tape that doesn't shrink or slide)  than I pretty it up with a wrap of colored electric tape and than wrap back over with the Scotch tape....this leaves a nice colored accent like the guide wraps.  This is over kill and time consuming but what the heck when using a 90 buck rod and 60 dollar reel....looks nice and finished, most importantly functional.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #64 on: Oct 18, 2011, 04:17 PM »
the cold snap reel wraps are a good idea. All they are is just livestock castration bands. I picked up a bag of 100 bands for couple bucks. work great. just an idea for anyone.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #65 on: Oct 18, 2011, 04:44 PM »
Interesting first post!  :o ;D Definitely cost effective.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #66 on: Oct 18, 2011, 05:07 PM »
Yup and the cat's finally out of the bag.  :o ;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 #67 on: Oct 22, 2011, 07:08 PM »
Just used the Colsnap rod rings on 2 new Gregs Custom rods he just did for me.Thanks to all here for telling about these Coldsnap rings, they are great!!!! Hold super tight and are reuseable.No more tape for me after putting these on.Now if they would just come in an assortment of colors!!!!!

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #68 on: Oct 28, 2011, 10:45 PM »
Lime green duct tape  ;D

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #69 on: Oct 28, 2011, 10:49 PM »
Lime green duct tape  ;D
Why green??

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #70 on: Oct 29, 2011, 07:09 AM »
Why green??
So when he drops it in the hole at least it wont be lonely. The fish will cuddle up to it thinking it is a branch. ;D
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #71 on: Oct 29, 2011, 08:45 AM »
electrical tape for me to in different colors been ok for my customs trout ,and steel head rods for over 30+ years
 

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #72 on: Oct 29, 2011, 08:52 AM »
electrical tape is my favorite
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #73 on: Nov 26, 2011, 10:24 PM »
Castration bands from tractor supply plus bag of 100 $1.99 tool to put them on $9.99 my reel is not going anywhere.  same thing as the cold snap bands.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #74 on: Nov 27, 2011, 11:58 AM »
Rescue Tape.  All sorts of colors to choose from too.  Similar to Frabill's stuff.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #75 on: Dec 07, 2011, 12:50 AM »
I am currently using electrical tape and it seems to work very well! Hockey tape sounds like a really good idea too! I tried using the heat shrink rubber bands that came with the st croix rod and I thought they were plenty tight until I got a nice fish on during my lake of the woods trip last year. Needless to say the rubber bands failed and the fish got away.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #76 on: Dec 07, 2011, 05:18 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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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #77 on: Dec 11, 2011, 03:22 PM »
Thanks for the tip about the castration bands - I wanted to mount a new Shimano/Meatstick combo up and didn't want to use tape this time.

FleetFarm had them for 1.80 for a hundred pack, more than enough to do all my reels/rods and it works great! 


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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #78 on: Dec 11, 2011, 07:19 PM »
I picked up a bag of castrating rings for two and a half bucks and you get 100 of them. Same thing as the cold snap things, if not better! Seriously, you can't go wrong! Bomgaars has them of you don't have a bomgaars your local farm store will. Best thing ever!! Check them out!

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #79 on: Dec 12, 2011, 10:08 AM »
There ya go, got enough to mount reels for the rest of your life.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #80 on: Dec 13, 2011, 05:09 PM »
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #81 on: Dec 20, 2011, 01:12 PM »
Do the castration bands dent the cork?  I would think that enough pressure could cause a.problem. 

I like the idea of those so that I could switch between fly and spinning reels easily. 

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #82 on: Dec 20, 2011, 01:25 PM »
Well the company that is marketing them said they were tested for 3 years before going to market, so I hope that they researched that out. They fit very tight I would think that they would indeed dent the cork.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #83 on: Dec 20, 2011, 01:35 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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Just picked some up @ Sears-- best silicone tape I've found; thicker than the rest
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #84 on: Dec 20, 2011, 01:54 PM »
Well the company that is marketing them said they were tested for 3 years before going to market, so I hope that they researched that out. They fit very tight I would think that they would indeed dent the cork.
they do dent the cork a little, but when you are changing reels, the bands fit into the spot they were in before. i dont think its a big deal.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #85 on: Dec 20, 2011, 02:08 PM »
Planning on using them on 2 new Thornes Bros. rods.  Just want to be sure I don't ruin them.

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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #86 on: Dec 20, 2011, 04:51 PM »
Just picked some up @ Sears-- best silicone tape I've found; thicker than the rest
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #87 on: Dec 20, 2011, 04:56 PM »
Rubber Tape or Hockey friction tape
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #88 on: Dec 21, 2011, 12:47 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.
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Re: How to secure the reel?
« Reply #89 on: Dec 21, 2011, 01:00 PM »
I used a funnel that I cut to size.  It wasn't too easy but it worked. 

 



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