jonister

What To Do With Half A Rod

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     I find/catch a lot of garbage bass fishing, and came across half of a rod, (the top half) and cleaned it up. It is a very nice looking salmon rod (half) so unless i can find the other half today, i will be using it for good use for something else. My problem is, i have no clue what to do with it  :rolleyes:. It is medium light action i think and is quite wiggly, but im thinking maybe tail rope for sharks/sturgeon? Im pondering this but want to know if anyone has a better idea. If not, maybe ill just save it for parts.  Thanks guys! 

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I save all my broken rods, and strip eyelets and tip tops for repairing other rods.  

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New update! i did not find the other end but did find another half of a rod! :D  this one is heavy/medium heavy. Ill use that for a tail roper, as for the lighter one, Mohawkman that sounds great! I actually was using it earlier to trim grapes :lol:. It cut nice and well through them and now the grapes are trimmed~(*checks off list) hahaha!

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I use broken rod blanks for spare guides as well.  I also have added reamer grit to make a tool to ream out cork and foam handles.  Broken rod blanks also provide the material necessary to extend handles or add overall blank length from the bottom.  What else can you creative types think of?

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I save any and all broken rods reels what ever .  Plus I buy broken stuff at yard sales when I find them.   Cheap as dirt.

 

 Never ,ever  have enough ................. spare parts.      

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I use the butt and rod seat to hold an old baitcasting reel that I use for removing good line from another reel, when I want to change line sizes, but don't want to throw the other line way.  It makes respooling the used line easy later on, and no line twist.

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Chop the rod off in front of the reel seat then mount an old reel you no longer use to it. Load it with heavy braid and tie on your favorite plug knocker. Now you have an easy to use tool to get your cranks back when they get hung up.

 

Ben

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Chop the rod off in front of the reel seat then mount an old reel you no longer use to it. Load it with heavy braid and tie on your favorite plug knocker. Now you have an easy to use tool to get your cranks back when they get hung up.

 

Ben

lol..got an old abu rod in locker just for this!!!!!!

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Here  is a pic of the Lure Bumpers plug knockers.jpgi make..they work very good

 

 

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Do you clip those onto your line directly or attach them to a knocker? Those look great by the way

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These must be used when ur in boat. Get right above your lure,jig,crank etc. make sure your line is tight and slide Paper clip onto your line ,This slides down line and bumps lure off. They saved my friends and me  alot of money over the years .

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I see. I like the idea. They look easy to stow. Do you think those would work to get your bait out of a ball of line? I might have to experiment with something like that!

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I don't know what you're fishing for, but I make an automatic fisherman for ice fishing. It uses an ice fishing jig rod with a lot of spring to it. There is a rod holder on the rear of the base that holds the rod at about 45 deg. Yhe front of the base has a hinged piece of plastic pipe with a trigger attached. The trigger is a piece 1/16" of copper coated steel welding wire that pivots on the end of the plastic pipe. About 1-1/2" up from the pivot is a 90 degree bend cut off at about 1".This is the loading point. The rest of the wire extends about 5-6" and has a V bend in the end of it. This is the trigger. The rod is placed in the holder. The tip of the rod is bent over and the tip is inserted onto the loading point.  DO NOT LEAN OVER THE ROD WHEN IT IS LOADED. The line is let out to depth with bait or a jig. The line is then laid ove the V on the trigger and the reel is closed. When the fish takes the line the trigger is pulled and the rod springs up, setting the hook. I don't see any reason why you couldn't adapt it for use on a boat as a second rod... If it is legal in your area. I will post a pic in the gallery.

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Use it to make an ice fishing rod.

only way I could ice fish is to stand up on top of my freezer, and see if any of my mount fish ill bite ? lol.. .. Ive seen the edges of a shallow pond or two have ice on the  edges once or twice :)

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It's a northern thing. Where i am the ice can get 3 ft deep or more. It's usually 2 ft or more mid winter. 50 miles south you probably will never even get fishable ice in the same winter. Further north or west and you have to use a 3 foot extension on your auger. 

 

The only thing I ever caught from the freezer was hell from my wife for putting trophy fish in there.

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The most ice I get is usually 3-4". The last time I tried to walk on it, I fell in my fish pond! Haha!

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How big are the fish in your pond? I'm always looking for another hot spot. :teef:

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Let's see, the gold fish are about 4", but I have about 2 bluegill and a big perch that magically got in there I have no clue where they came from! Hahaha!

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