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Securing a reel

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I like the bands and want to continue to use them. My problem is the finish on the handle allows the reel to slide slightly when fighting a fish. I'm looking for some type of material to put between the reel and the handle that would prevent this. Has anyone found something that works well? If possible it should be removable and not damage the finish

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I would think a small piece of rubber would work? (like from a bicycle inner tube)

You could rubber cement it to the reel and let friction hold the other side to the handle?

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If i were doing this, I would get some of the reel tape that only sticks to itself. Wrap two or three strips of that around the handle before putting the reel on it. Only wrap each strip around the handle one time to keep it thin. Use the same rings to then secure the reel in place. The reel tape should provide a tacky enough surface to keep the reel in place and it will remove cleanly and easily when you want to.

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You could try a thin layer of blue tacky putty, something similar to this:

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Or this

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Lots of folks put it between their shiny, smooth home theater speakers and the metal speaker stand, and it keeps those speakers in place even with the vibrating of the speaker, with NO tie down. Considering that, it should work wonders between a reel and a rod with actual binders there holding the reel tightly.

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Thank you for all the great ideas. I ended up using a foam shelf liner that is somewhat sticky on both sides and compressed very well.

I have enough material leftover to do about 2160 more. smile

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Reel tape must be the same as the wrap they put on racquetball and tennis racquets, it's all a form of gauze tape and works well.

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Trump, you know the wife probably wouldn't have missed that 1/2" by 3" slit in one of your shelves smile

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Trump, you know the wife probably wouldn't have missed that 1/2" by 3" slit in one of your shelves smile

I was thinking the same thing, I would have just cut that off the back corner of one of the higher less-utilized shelves and not mentioned it to the misses, rather than buying a whole roll smile

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