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Line holder

Postby Softouch333 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:20 am

Here's another simple way to hold line at the ready, expanding on some of the other posters. First replace the wood composite rod tip with foam so you can leave your line attached. The Foam backing rod used to fill gaps when you caulk is perfect. Then cut a wedge of foam core for the line keeper. Light, floats, and you can store it with a fly ready to go by burying the hook barb in the core. A light weight mailing tube keeps everything safe on the side of my backpack. Thirty seconds from packed to fishing!
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Re: Line holder

Postby rsetina » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:17 pm

Nice idea! Thanks for the insight.
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Re: Line holder

Postby Softouch333 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:34 pm

Foam core worked great until recent trip to Wind River Mountains. After one snow storm and eight hail storms in 3 July days (no joke), form core got soggy. Ended up fashioning the same thing with white bark pine at 10,000 feet. Still the fastest rig from pack to fishing.

Another thing, if you extend you rod segments one by one vertically instead of horizontally, this line storage can just be left to unwind itself, dangling at you feet while you extend.
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Re: Line holder

Postby Adam Trahan » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:34 pm

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After further investigation, I am going to make one of these for each one of my lines.

I like the idea, I can make it petite and decorate it too.

Thin veneer ply, pegs for the hub and foam insert to prevent rod finish from being marred.

Daniel should import them, I would buy a couple.
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Re: Line holder

Postby CM_Stewart » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:29 pm

Adam,

You are a craftsman (artist?). Make one of these instead:

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/bambriarsilk/tips ... ster%20eye

Not quite halfway down the page are his tippet holders. A little further down, in the entry entitled 2/23/2002 is a picture of another one, which if you move your curser over the picture, changes to a picture that shows how he uses it as a fly box as well. Take some time to look at the whole site, and move your curser over each photo. Some change, some don't, but it is a wonderful site.
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Re: Line holder

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:01 pm

Or...you could make one similar to Dr. Ishigaki's hand made line holder....

By the way, we should have Dr. Ishigaki's blue line holders in stock within 2 weeks.
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Re: Line holder

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:07 pm

Oh, Chris, I can see Adam will go crazy on that link you just posted :)
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Re: Line holder

Postby rsetina » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:46 pm

My gosh that's beautiful! I need to try and make something that that just to see if I can. I'll be in my garage's wood shop. WOW!

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My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: Line holder

Postby Adam Trahan » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:53 pm

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That's something to be impressed by. Looks like your link person owns one...

The line holder as I placed the link has a foam center. I would prefer one of these if I was a buying man. I already have a suitable spool if I was going that direction.

Time to make one though, it will be fun and rewarding.

Thanks for the link and good that you are addressing that aspect, in two weeks.

Now it's time to import some nets.
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Re: Line holder

Postby Adam Trahan » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:30 am

Time to make one though, it will be fun and rewarding.


Purchased 3mm four ply birch and carbon fiber tube and am thinking of the design elements. I will need to source the foam for the "hub" and then I can begin. I will make a detailed page on the construction at grassart.
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