• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

opsirc

Taping reels to rods

Recommended Posts

opsirc

I used a self adhering tape to attach them,  but now the tape is getting sticky and a pain to use.  Any ideas what something else too use?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Sawyer

Use a layer of painters (blue) masking tape on cork first, to help protect it, then apply whatever you want. Electrical tape is used by most, but I like using hockey tape. You must of used a type of friction tape which is very sticky. That stuff is great for hockey stick handles....

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

plus 1 on electrical tape or colored duct tape. :)  I like smooth.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Sawyer
6 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

plus 1 on electrical tape or colored duct tape. :)  I like smooth.

 

They make colored electrical tape too.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

sure do but I had 3 rolls of colored duct tape in garage. ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer

White hockey tape for this guy too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BriGuy88

Hockey tape for me.  Bought a roll 10 years ago and probably have another 10 years left in it, unless I go on a shopping spree for rods/reels! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AlwaysFishing23

Masking tape on rod handle then electrical tape reel to rod. Works good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick G

The white hockey tape, then black electric tape over.  The hockey tape by itself gets too wet for me. The black electric tape sheds water better than the hockey tape.  After a few yrs of use the black will leave a gunky residue on the rod if used by itself

Have also tried the reel bands, not a big fan of them when fighting a big fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer
59 minutes ago, Rick G said:

 

Have also tried the reel bands, not a big fan of them when fighting a big fish.

Ditto this. ^^^^.  Plus they eventually crack and break.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AlwaysFishing23

Agreed a buddy of mine uses the little green bands from bait shops for minnow bags very stiff but hold reels on very secure. Personally I don’t like rods that have to have reels taped on just because I like trying new reels with rods and I’m always switching things around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Borch

I've always just used electrical tape.  It stretches and forms to the reel foot and rod handle.  Usually stays secure and sheds water.  I don't switch reels often so taking the tape off is not a big issue for me.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IceHawk

Electrical tape for me nice and smooth. If your worried about the residue at the end of the season a little tip is rub  toothpaste on the cork work it around then wash in water.  Cleans them up takes the scum off and they look good as new when done. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

and they will smell minty fresh! ;)

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alex wilhelmi

Zip ties then wrap with electric tape. Fish on . And beer on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

What to do when grandkids nap

IMG_4205.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
opsirc

eyeguy

is that tape, or shrink tubing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Electric tape. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IceHawk

Adding a little color to help catch those little colored fish you sent me to try and  match the hatch :grin:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54
28 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Adding a little color to help catch those little colored fish you sent me to try and  match the hatch :grin:

You know me well ;)

IMG_4216.JPG

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bass Thumb

Teflon tape or painters tape under 3M electrical tape. I felt a little stretch and play in the reel using the cheapest electrical tape. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Mike89
      that's the general area where I grew up....  caught many fish there and some dang big cats!!!!!  notherns too!!!
    • Rick
      Mike89 is spot on. Explore that river. Walleyes and cats can be had.
    • Knowknot
      I have to agree with Mike89, lots of good spots to try.
    • eyeguy 54
      dang,  will be headed to mille lacs friday mid-afternoon so wont work. have fun guys! maybe can pop up Sunday with boat if needed if you are still there to look for some gills. 
    • eyeguy 54
      gotta love the sippi.
    • Mike89
      lots of river fishing, try where the Minnesota and Blue Earth come together.  go to the park down there and enjoy!!!
    • roony
      Shore fishing can be limited. Personally I would go to the fish hatchery on Lake Tetonka. There is a spot there that produces pretty well at times.   
    • ANYFISH2
      Good Morning everyone, The family and myself will be in Mankato July 27-29 for the MSF baseball tournament(U11).  It appears we may have down time Sat. Was wondering if  anyone could point me in the right direction to a shorefishing area I could take the family?   First time to Mankato, so no real idea where to look. Thank you.
    • DonkeyHodey
      I hadn't hit the river in >1 month, but last night went Fishing below the SCSU dam in St. Cloud last evening and the river conditions are really quite good for July.  Water height is at a good level and the past week of dryness has improved water clarity. (...that may change today with possible rain all day in forecast) Probably the hottest bite I've ever had in the river--Pretty much everything was biting on nightcrawlers!  (there were 10 different species pulled out in <2 hours!)  Fun Evening!
    • gimruis
      I assume you mean the 110 size one.  I have all three, the 90, 110, and 130 in different colors.  I have never had great luck using them however.  They are a well made lure and they have good plopping action, I just can't get very many bites on them.