No Roll Sinkers..Scuffing those expensive rods..

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Big Sam, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Hey guy's got a trick to stop those no-rolls from scuffing up our cat-rods. Of course this is for the folks who like to transport there rods ready to fish..Wrap those sinkers with electric tape...I do it all the time..It won't come off in the water...I only wrap the sinkers on the rods for transport purposes..Also I was thinking that it also will prevent a large blue from feeling the coldness of the lead and spitting it out when he sucks in the bait..Any way it works for protecting rods..Thought I would share this tip:)
     
  2. BoCaHoLiC

    BoCaHoLiC New Member

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    Big Sam, thats a heck of an idea. Thanks!
     

  3. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    That is a Great tip! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Very good idea buddy rep points your way.
     
  5. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    We use the sinker Sliders and just remove the weights before storing rod. I believe you can get the sliders in several sizes. Also makes it easy to adjust weights when on the move.

    Salmonid
     
  6. bigsammy

    bigsammy New Member

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    Great idea Big Sam,thanks fer the info!:cool:
     
  7. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    Dang mate, thats a nice tip there. I should probably start doing that, because like you said, I do notice the scratches on my rods.
     
  8. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I have found that little girl hair barrets work wonders for fishing poles... the small ones can be put around the pole to imobolize a hook (bonus - two will do two hooks, LOL), they also will imobolize the sinker, and if you fish with two or three piece poles, the larger ones can be used to secure the pieces together for transport, reducing the risk of damaging the pole. In addition, you can get a 2 to 3 foot strip of velcro, wrap it around the top and bottom of your poles, and sling them over your shoulder like a rifle when your carrying everything to the bank. Sure makes it easier.
     
  9. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I agree with Salmonid on this one.
     
  10. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Good Idea. Thanks!
     
  11. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    good idea.thanks
     
  12. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good tip I will use it. but i also will try and find those sinker sliders. Any idea where a man should start looking for the sliders I thank you in advance. Bigcatman0816.
     
  13. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Thats a great idea. I just make a big loop after I hook the hook on the hook holder eye on the rod and wrap the line around the bottom of the reel and the no roll sinker is sitting on the bottom half of the reel and no rod damage.
     
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    Catfishhunter New Member

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  15. armynavy

    armynavy New Member

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    Thats a very good tip. Thanks.
     
  16. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    JDStraka, you can get the Sinker Sliders from Catfish Connection, a sponsor here on the site, catfishconnection.com I believe.

    Salmonid
     
  17. jim

    jim New Member

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    If you are like me and tie your rigs pretty much the same lenght each time I just wrapped the electrical tape around the rod at the section my sinkers normally impacted.I even found white electrical tape at West Marine to match my rods.This has done a fine job for all type of sinkers.I also discovered velcro strips at Lowes that I will use to simply secure the sinker to the rod and hold it in place then strip it off when I'm ready to fish.Rods take a pounding in a boat during rough water.:) ;)
     
  18. burntaffliction

    burntaffliction New Member

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    I like to use Velcro strips that Lawrence mentioned - the ones I use are the same ones used to tame computer and electric cords. I'll wrap one strip toward the butt of the rod, one near the tip, and the last one around the no-roll sinker (close to a guide to help prevent the Velcro strip from working itself off). I can grab my rod and reel from the garage, throw it in the car trunk, drive to a fishing spot, and ready my rod and reel for action in seconds without worrying about flying sinkers, tangled lines, or stray hooks. Putting the electrical tape around the spot on the rod (when broken down if two or three piece setups) where the no-roll sinker frequently comes into contact, coupled with the Velcro, would make a good combination of protection and convenience.