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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:39 am
jcool


Posts: 62

Good use for broken rod. Add a reel seat and grip to tip end of broken rod. Use the drag of one reel to supply tension when winding on line.

This is also a good way to add new line and backing to reel.(A) First put new line on backwards (line first, then backing) till full. Wind all this onto reel B at other end. Take reel A off and put a third reel C on the opposite end and wind it all. Finally , put reel A back on and wind in line with drag set on opposite reel to apply tension. Takes 4 steps. You can also buy one of those clip on line counters if you
want to measure how much line you are adding.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:29 pm
tackleholic


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That's fricken brilliant! The beauty of that is you dont have to have someone hold the other rod/reel you are tensioning or set it into some kind of rocket launcher setup like I've been doing. I will definately be making one of those for myself since I already have the reel seats. great idea, thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:48 pm
Rockfish Ninja


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Great idea!!! Get a patent on that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:26 pm
s_l


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People are right: that idea is excellent! Many tnxs! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:34 am
Sin_Coast


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Location: Marina, CA

Rube goldberg'd that one.
I just put a pencil through the spool of line and hold it between my feet, while sitting on the couch.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:46 pm
bigred805


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Location: lompoc ca

[quote="Sin_Coast"]Rube goldberg'd that one.
I just put a pencil through the spool of line and hold it between my feet, while sitting on the couch.[/quote
HA..glad to know I'm not the only one trying to tension my line with my toes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Sofa King


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Location: Danville Ca.

[quote="bigred805"]
Sin_Coast wrote:
Rube goldberg'd that one.
I just put a pencil through the spool of line and hold it between my feet, while sitting on the couch.[/quote
HA..glad to know I'm not the only one trying to tension my line with my toes


Yeah,
Me too...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:42 pm
mav


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Good work! I've used a broom stick with temporary reel seats attached.

[quote="Sofa King"]
bigred805 wrote:
Sin_Coast wrote:
Rube goldberg'd that one.
I just put a pencil through the spool of line and hold it between my feet, while sitting on the couch.[/quote
HA..glad to know I'm not the only one trying to tension my line with my toes


Yeah,
Me too...


Haha I do the same thing! Never figured anybody else did it... Lol
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:48 am
jcool


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Sin_Coast wrote:
Rube goldberg'd that one.
I just put a pencil through the spool of line and hold it between my feet, while sitting on the couch.


Done that, been there .....
Can't apply enough even tension
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:52 am
dkkim


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5th or 6th on the toe spooler. Except you can get nasty burns.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 pm
Sin_Coast


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Location: Marina, CA

Apply tension by pushing the spool against the carpet/rug (with your feet). As long as you aren't on hardwood, linoleum, or tile it works great. Been doing it for 20+ yrs. Sometimes w/braid though, I'll also increase tension by wearing a work glove on the same hand I hold the rod with...and run the braid between 2 fingers.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:26 am
muttfishr


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Me too, me too, me too, I've got edumacated toes, I can see not much has changed since I've been around last, Keep up the good work Bro! "way too much time on his hands"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO FISHING!...mutt.
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