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Got a question about fishing, that you have never been able to figure out?

Well, along comes old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and resident backlash picking champion, with the solution.


Ever kick your favorite rod overboard? Sure. We all pull that one on occasion. We fishing guides are on the water so much, you can bet we have it happen more than the average angler does, too. Sometimes I think I need a life jacket for a fishing rod.

Well, along comes old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and resident backlash picking champion, (along with the smart folks at Blakemore) with a possible solution.

HOW TO KEEP FROM LOSING THOSE FISHING RODS OVER THE SIDE.

Outside of tying them to the boat, fishing rods have a tendency to wind up overboard once in awhile. They get kicked or dropped by wet, slippery hands. I have even had a few big old fish simply pull them over when I wasn’t watching those shiners swim, too.

In our shallow Florida waters, I usually can get them back by using the information in this previous tip (www.jimporter.org/tipster/tipster8.shtml).

If your water is deeper, or you just want the easy way to get a jettisoned rod back, take a look at what the Blakemore Company came up with. It is a piece of closed-cell foam (has a lot of sealed air bubbles in it and it won’t absorb water) with two small VELCRO straps attached. Simply place it on the rod and press the VELCRO straps down tight. It is surprising buoyant and will float even my big shiner rod and reel. Plus, for the shiner rods, it provides a big handgrip at exactly the right spot for handling those giant Stick Marsh bass!


Now, for the good part. The device can be made at home using a section of foam water pipe insulation and two or three small tie-wraps (or even electrical tape). You want the largest OUTSIDE diameter foam pipe insulation you can get (Home Depot and Lowes have it). Also, try to get the one that has the smaller INSIDE diameter.

Now, if I can just keep my big feet off the rods -------.




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