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Old 11-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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I was fishing the pass with devinsdad and KVan today, great day on the water until it happened. I leaned port side to stick my spinning reel in a milk crate rod holder and caught unexpected wake, then completely biffed it, gear and all. I sent a 6/0 and an older level wind down to Davy Jones' locker. Some nicer boater pulled up and gave me a hand to get righted again. If you're on here, thank you. Lesson learned, lash gear to kayak. All in all, still a good day on the water.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Damn, that sucks man I feel for you! U can make some cheap leashes out of paracord or old charger cables, cell phones etc. good luck to ya
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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I am still looking for the old coiled cell phone cord, but will work with the elastic cord I have. HD has these little clips that are used to organize cables. They are orange and fold together and click as they close. I drilled a hole in the end and put a z clip on the other end to secure loose poles. I know, day late, dollar short. Just throwing out the design. I will try to take a pic tomorrow to post it if it isn't already on here. Sorry to hear about the bad luck. We were at Chicken bone beach area on our first venture to the gulf.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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After dumping my yak earlier this year and losing a $150 rod and reel, I realized (too late) I needed to get rod leashes. After seeing either the high priced ones or the cheap crap on ebay I decided to start making and selling my own design.
Liquid Surf and Sail in FWB sells mine, they are marine shock cord with a sliding/tightening loop on one end and a nickel snap hook (think dog leash) on the other.
All marine grade material with a price similar to the junk out there.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Good thing you were not "go proing" a tiger shark

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
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Still could have been worse! KVan will be next. It is now his turn.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #7
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http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot...k-fishing.html
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:59 AM   #8
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That is the design I was talking about. Easy to make and useful.

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There is a thread on PFF somewhere with instructions on how to make your own. Make them using heavy maybe 130 lb mono, coiling it up on a wooden dowel rod and putting in boiling water for about 5-10 minutes then in ice water to "set" the coils.
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Thanks guys, I'll do that this week. Luckily everything that I lost is replaceable. It was quite an experience.

PS: the water temp is definitely dropping.
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