Author Topic: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!  (Read 8213 times)

Offline Snowball

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DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« on: Dec 26, 2005, 12:55 PM »

I am NOT what you would call an Ice Fisher. I have noticed from reading the posts of others that there is indeed a possibility that one may loose their rod and reel down the hole. I have come up with an idea to help out (I hope).  The idea is based on trying to put a square peg into a round hole. The unit, I call a RKD (Rod Keeper Device), is made with 1/2" CPVC Tubing. It is 12" square (I believe augers come in 8 and 10 inch diameter), the 90 Degree elbows are glued on. A length of cord is attached. The idea is to tie the loose end to your rod, lay the RKD beside the hole with the cord coiled beside it. If your rod goes down the hole the RKD will not go through and you can retrieve your rod.
P.S. This is NOT intended for anyone in particular, just trying to help out. Comments ?

Regards,
Snowball




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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2005, 02:51 PM »
Thanks for helping out lad and the idea is sound and definately has merit with the price of some of the rods and reels today .Running and diving for a $150 . outfit to stop it from going down the hole has its heart pumping moments and this would help to stop that .Thumbs up . ;D

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2005, 02:53 PM »
Real nice contribution for a first post.  Welcome to IS!
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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2005, 09:43 PM »
im making a few right now thanks so much i have a thing with droping things in the drink rods 2 ways spud bars you name it so thanks again ;D
well its 40 below and I dont give a %&#@ got a 40 in the truck got a heater in the hut and im off to the to the perchin grounds 

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 27, 2005, 03:55 AM »
Snowball,  Welcome to IS, excellent forums & members (I'm new as well).

Thanks for sharing your outstanding idea, I might have to make one for my boy's rod..... well ok maybe I need one too  ;D.

-Grizz

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2005, 07:59 PM »
Great first post Snowball. 

It is always such a sad site to see a favorite rod standing vertical in the hole just prior to making its final plunge. 

We did retrieve one last year with an aqua view camera and a jigging rapala.

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2005, 06:57 PM »
buster now thast the catch of the day...   i deff need to make a few of these things!!  tightlines and no more lost rods -moose
flag up, tightlines; fish on....   -moose

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2009, 09:43 PM »
fantastic idea considering my ice rods are getting more expensive as I get more experienced! way to go!

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2009, 09:50 PM »
You need to add a carabeener hook of the end of it so you can detach the unit when it's in your hand. Think I'll make up a cord with one on each end to aeeach to the shanty and rod when I step out.

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Re: DON'T loose your ice fishing rod!
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2009, 09:56 AM »

Great idea.Where were you last year when a big brookie took my best rod for a submarine ride :woot: :woot: :blink:
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There is nothing better than the smile on a childs face when they see the fish come up through the hole.

 



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