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#12398556 - 08/23/17 08:30 PM rod floats
wyatt c Offline
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Registered: 10/12/16
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Loc: abilene, tx
so i learned the hard way that rods will fall out of a kayak pretty easily. looking to get some rod floats now, anybody have any experience with them? ive see the ones that wrap around the rod, i think theyre supposed to go right past the reel, but i was curious as to if they would go around the butt between the grips on a split grip rod. anybody have any experience with any particular brand of floats? do some work better than others?
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#12398640 - 08/23/17 09:13 PM Re: rod floats [Re: wyatt c]
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I used the rod floats that you are talking about. Work fine. Doesn't take much to float a combo, if you do get something TEST IT in a pool or shallow area to make sure it does float it. Don't know of any other types. You can also just strap them to your yak.
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#12398839 - 08/23/17 11:12 PM Re: rod floats [Re: wyatt c]
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I have been using BPS rod floats for over 20 years. When I was guiding and people used yer rods, you NEEDED something like them to protect your gear. Had 4 rods thrown in the water, but 3 with the rod floats and it worked well. MAKE SURE YOU USE THE LONGER ONES, if possible, because if you have a heavy lure, like a 1 oz weight or a Alabama rig, you need it to float yer rod. I use them on my Dobyns rods, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12399366 - 08/24/17 12:18 PM Re: rod floats [Re: wyatt c]
wyatt c Offline
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i appreciate it! i probably wont be using anything bigger than a tx rig with a 1/2 oz weight. did you put them in the split of the grips or past the reel?
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#12400015 - 08/24/17 07:57 PM Re: rod floats [Re: wyatt c]
Thad Rains Online   content
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They wrap around the rod, outside the reel. More balanced that way, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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