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attaching reels to rods

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What is the best way to attach a small reel to an ice fishing rod with no brackets? This is a fairly permanent thing, meaning I wont be using the reel on an ultra lite pole in the summer. I have thought of using black electrical tape, but does anyone else have any attachment styles they like to use?

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Someone on this site recommended th "Tommy Tape" from Wal-mart. It is a self sealing silicon tape. It will only stick to itself.

You streak it to about 3x its length and the wrap it around the rod/reel. It contracts and fuses itself together.

This works great and you can get a roll for $4, you'll probably never buy another since it stretches so much!

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use the only thing that fixes everything and very stylish:
Duck tape smile.gif
that thing holds really good and for some reason you just have to smile at using it. if you want more style get camo duck tape lol.

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duct tape, it can hold that reel real tight, heck it could probably fix the space shuttle, if it cost 300$ a roll.

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I agree on using Tommy Tape. Stuff works great! I'm even switching over my custom summer rods to use the stuff.

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I suggest using tommy tape. It has no sticky residue whatsoever unlike duct tape or electrical tape. It is also very easy to put on and remove.

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Whats the price on the Tommy Tape? I looked at Fleet for some, and it was $3.95 a roll (listed as silicon electrical tape).

Seemed a might spendy for the amount you got.

UG

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I use electrical tape...But it can be a pain in the bum to remove sometimes, and true to the sticky residue left behind.

PCG

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Uncle Grump;
That would be the stuff... alittle spendy but a little goes a long ways. I followed the advise of the Ice Shanty gang on this and it works great. No sticky goo on the reels or the handles of the rods. A 12 inch piece will work just fine on each rod. It streches alot. One snug wrap and start streching and wrapping.

Not to be a wood here but if a guy fishes with those 10 dollar stock prods then muffler wrap works too. It's just nice to not to have to clean the adhesive from your equipment.

That brings up another question.... What does anyone use to clean the minnow/fish slime from the cork handles. Is there something to keep the handles from drying out? Thanks for any replies

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Fish slime.... grin.gif

Reminds me of the throttle grip on the tiller handle on my 2002 outboard...It's fine until it rains out...but when the water hits that fish slime it takes a death grip to turn that slick SOB.

PCG

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