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Topic: Homemade rod/paddle leash for less than $4  (Read 33004 times)

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islandson671

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I make my own rod leashes too. My personal ones have buckles so, I can disconnect the leash from the rod when moving rods from the back. These are ones I made to give away at last years ORC

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Oops forgot the pics...:o

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Like Rawkfish already said, I use an old cell phone car charger, just rip the fittings off of each end.  To make a loop I just zip tie each bitter end back onto itself.  One loop leads to a velcro strap attached to my paddle, and the other goes to a S-biner which is attached to a deck pad eye.

Zip ties are awesome for this because they're cheap, easy to use, and most importantly they act as a breakable link should you need it for safety reasons.  I use 2 zip ties on the end leading to the paddle, and only 1 on the end leading to the deck. 
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I use old car cell chargers too. My work buys new cell phones every other year so i always have a steady inventory. I am slightly OCD. I take powerpro and tie the ends with a drop of super glue and then slide a bit of heat shrink over it for the loops. Then, I use 1/2" flat strap line with those spring loaded tensioner ($0.60 I think at walmart for a pk of 3 in the camping section). This attaches to the rod. I just use the $0.99 keychain carabiners. But, for theses I found some cheap brass china clips on ebay for $5.00 for qty 6 a couple years back.

How many of you got one of my rod leashes from 2011 ORC? Still functioning? Just curious.



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Here are the ones I've made - I'm really happy with them.  I've had them for around a year now, but I'm still tinkering with designs.  I like not using brass clips so I never have to rinse them off and the plastic clips aren't as noisy.  I haven't used the one pictured with the brass clip for a while because of this so I'll probably change it out soon. 











                
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I use velcro on my rod leashes too.  I got some 1" wide velco tape with hooks on one side and nap on the other.  Asked TLW to fold over an one end and sew it into a loop nap out.  Fed the cord through the loop and tied it off in a loose loop, and added a snap on the other end.  I wrap the velcro around the rod butt and feed it through the sewn loop.  It gives a full 360 degrees of velcro contact.

It's smooth so I can basically ignore it, and nothing is rattling around on the rod. 
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