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Rod Belt Alternative
Like the old Rod Knobie, but
those not wanting the hassle
of wearing a rod belt, but
still not wanting to suffer
the bruised belly, the
Cush-It allows you to pull
harder while still
maintaining some comfort
down at the rod's butt as
leverage a fish. These are
made in Canada from a soft
but durable foam material.
The firm makes three sizes,
two of which fit into the
saltwater scene. The Large
Big Game model will handle
your larger rods, trolling
pieces or even deckhand
style rods, while the All
Species model will cover
your bait sticks just fine.
That's the size most folks
will probably want, no
doubt. Pricing is fair on
these when compared to the
older West Coast product
that went away a couple
years ago. I talked to the
owner of the firm a couple
months back and he wasn't
aware of the old Knobie,
came up with this idea on
his own apparently.
Certainly the materials used
are better and the way the
rods fit into the device is
a little different, but the
end result is the same, you
don't get bruised on the
folks from Cush-It have come
out with two new items of
interest. The Ultra Float 2
and 3 are cylinder shaped
hollow floats. While they were
originally made for nets and
gaffs, they are a great idea
for folk's fishing rods. I
suggest anyone fishing a kayak
would do well sticking one of
these on the rod butt.
The UF 2 if made for lighter
gaffs, fishing nets and
inshore rods. It will fit and
grip all handles from 7/8" to
1 1/2" in diameter. The UF 3
is the big one, made to handle
heavier rods/reels, gaffs and
net handles greater than 1 and
up to 1 5/8 inches. Nice idea,
and if you know of or are
yourself a kayaker, this
purchase is a no brainer. Use
theUF2 for your inshore
rods/reels, the UF3 for the
larger game rods/reels.
other new product from the
Cush-It folks is their
Leader-Mate. This is
essentially a foam block which
attaches to your fishing rod -
easily, and comes off easily.
Once you pop it on the rod you
now have a place to secure
your terminal tackle and
lures. Ever go on a long range
boat when the guys are
trolling for wahoo, and the
deckhand sticks those big
single hooks into the rod's
hypolon handle material? OUCH!
Not on my own rods!!! With the
Leader-Mate you can simply
wrap the leader around the
device and sink the hooks into
the Cush. FAR SAFER, no
tangles, safer, and a darn
good idea. For folks dropper
loop fishing aboard the LR
boats or private boats, this
item is GREAT. You no longer
have the weight swinging
wildly banging into things and
people, no longer have a 7/0
hook to contend with either.
It took me a while to grasp
the beauty of this item,
probably should have added it
to their mix far earlier when
the company's owner was trying
to talk me into it. He was
right, and I was hard headed
until I played with the thing
and took it fishing. Now it's
part of my LR kit.
If you have an interest in kayaking, this is a very useful part of your rod build.
Boomerang Retrieval devices were produced to
eliminate a problem, lost rods/reels. The owner
of the firm lost a $500 outfit, dropped in 45
feet of water - no way to retrieve for him. So,
he came up with a solution...
The owner of the
after five years and about fifteen different
prototype versions, I feel like I finally have
the product that I, and hopefully, all the other
millions of fishermen in this country can be
proud to have.
fisherman, I'm a purist, I want nothing on the
rod and reel that doesn't help me catch fish or
make catching fish a more exciting experience.
So as I watched a couple other products come out
and how they attached to the rod I knew
something had to be done completely different.
That's when I started studying the butt end of
the fishing rods and how my retrieval device
could be made to mimic the butt end of a fishing
rod. I about got kicked out of Bass Pro for
bringing my micrometer in and measuring all of
the different rod diameters and handles, I got
some weird looks for doing what I was doing.
did all this lead? Boomerang Retrieval Device.
The device is:
reloadable – reload as many times as you drop it
into the water with just a simple Phillips screw
driver and a new salt bobbin. This product uses
auto-inflatable life jacket technology, that is both splash resistant
and humidity resistant to minimize inadvertent set offs and to maximize
Adjustable – change the amount of fishing line
that goes on the spool or how long it takes to
set off underwater.
prototypes weighing in at 1.45 oz, and
production versions will likely be about an
ounce. Ergonomic – once a couple of casts are
made it will be virtually non- existent to the
best thing about the Boomerang? Well, imagine
the last time a fishing rod slipped through your
hands and was lost. This doesn't have to happen
to you again! You can have a new "boomerang"
reaction ... first it's a bunch of cuss words,
then you will see the bobber and it's "damn, I'm
glad I bought a boomerang".
Okay, so here's the deal,
with this device you will need to cut off the
but cap on your rod, or if building a rod
incorporate one of the devices to the butt of
the rod. It's not a hard process to have the
piece installed, even comes with the two part
adhesive to attaching. Now, once installed if
you drop your rod/reel over the float will come
to the surface making it possible to retrieve
your gear. The product comes with about 50 feet
of mono on a bobbin. If you need to deal with
deeper water, then reload with 8-12 lb braid and
you're good for 100 feet. We do stock other
floatation devices for rods, but this is slicker
no doubt. For a kayak fisherman, no need to swap
out the mono for braid since most rolled 'yaks
occur in the surf line so less than 50 feet. This
is the first reloadable, adjustable, and most
fishable retrieval device on the market.
The white portion, float and bobin will
deploy once your rod goes into the water. It works by way of
a Halkey-Roberts auto-inflatable life jacket component
modified for use in the Boomerang Retrieval Device.
|The full handle/fighting butt device is for the
majority of saltwater oriented rods. Wider and
shorter, use this one for your hypolon or eva
||Split Grip Inshore device, replaces 1.5-2.5:
long split grip butt handles. With a 2" mounting
hole, most rods don't need to be trimmed.
Installation requires a bit of skill,
not too much, but some experience and confidence is very
helpful. We can have our rod builder
attach the device for you at a cost of $30 per
rod plus shipping if required.
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Flexible Finger Tape
Tape is a surgical grade product, designed to accomplish many things.
It's stretchable, non-absorbent,
self-sticking and long lasting. It will not absorb water and it retains
stretch and adhesion under harsh conditions. We use this tape here at
our shops as a cushion on the reel's spool when loading Spectra. It
provides the line something to dig into, so it's less likely to rotate
on the spool. It's also been used by fishermen for years (though
typically in inferior form) trying to prevent or minimize Spectra cuts
and burns on their thumbs and index fingers while fishing. From our
experience, this is the best product of its type. There are two other
similar products on the market, one from our friends at Izorline,
another from Strikemaster. No knocks against these guys, but our tape is
a heck of a lot better. Ours is thicker, and it has better adhesion.
We've been using and selling this stuff at our shop for years, never
made it available on-line. Well, based upon feedback from folks who have
used it, we're now selling the product. We package the tape, two per
pack. You get one 1 inch by 5 yard AND on two inch by five yard rolls.
Our two pack sells for $4.99. Izorline's single pack goes for $3.50 and
that's for one one inch wide x 5' roll. (Compare 1"x5 yd, verses our
deal 3"x5 yd - three times the Flex Wrap for an extra buck and a half)
The Strikemaster version sells for about $2, and is so much inferior
that it does not warrant discussion. Our Flexible Finger Tape is Made in
America, too - a superior quality product and value. Just like our lures, by cutting out
the middleman, we are able to pass along a significant savings to you.
This is a USA made product, superior to others
of it's type commonly sold.
IZORLINE ACCESSORIES: Straps, and Such
keeps coming out with useful products. They make strap and harness
systems that are obviously designed by fellow fishermen. Their
tools are some of the most practicle on the market for our
application. And, their gloves are one of the niftiest items I've
seen in a long time. The three straps listed below serve some
essential purposes. To help you keep your rods together, safe, and
easy for transport to and from the boat, the Rod Sling holds your
rods, securely attached with Velcro straps, with a sling to use
over your shoulder while carrying. Next, Izorline's Rail Strap
attaches to your reel, and helps keep your valuable rod from
taking a dip. This is an essential item to use on all trolling
rods, especially if you are working the water alone. The last item
offered is another dandy tool, Izorline's Reel Shoulder Strap.
This item clips on your reel, allowing security and aided
fishfighting. You can still work your rod, cast, and have extra
pull when fighting a big fish. It's also a good security tool,
while lazily working a bait, never being sure when the big dawg
will come up and take you for a turn around the boat.
System (sling several rods over your shoulder, great for
transporting gear to the boat)
@ $14.95 - This is a
must-have item if you ride the party boats, or carry several rods
and reels to and from your boat. It's a winner, the best of it's
Rail Strap (reel security at the rail) @ $12.95
Rod & Reel Sling - (shoulder harness fighting strap
system) @ $24.95
fish is slippery work, Izor helps out by providing
two excellent working gloves that will surely
please. The rubber gripper gloves in the
bottom of the picture are something you'll
absolutely want to have with you when you return
from a long range trip. When you're separating
your catch, putting them on your "number" you'll
be glad you planned ahead by purchasing a pair of
these high utility gloves. @ $6.99 / pair
glove in the picture is a "gripping glove."
You'll use it on your boat frequently, for tailing
a fish, organizing your catch, grabbing a gaff.
When ever your grip is failing, you'll find these
a handy companion. @ $4.99/pair
AFTCO has a nice line of fighting and wire
gloves that are also well worth owning. There are several in their line,
geared for specific application. AFTCO boasts these are the finest
gloves made for fishing, and they're correct in that assessment. They
are made from the right materials, and they are well made to provide
years of service. The gloves are designed with specific uses in mind,
from general purpose hand protection to heavy duty wire work.
the maker of Rapala lures, produces a number of fillet knives and
accessories. While most of their knives are freshwater size,
they do have one product that's essential to most fishermen.
They make a glove that will help you keep your fingers out of the
gumbo - literally. The highly flexible glove is made from a
stainless steel fabric material that's quite good at preventing cuts
and slices. You can still chop through them with a serrated
blade, or poke through them. But, you'll prevent most all of the
slices you might get from a sharp fillet knife. You'll also get
a better grip on the fish. The gloves are machine washable, so
you can keep 'em clean. I like these a lot, use them whenever
I'm cleaning fish.
Izorlines Flexx Rap and Rod Straps|
folks at Izorline sure know what fishermen need....
Izorlines finger protection wrap, is a very useful product.
Like their gloves, these help protect an angler from the common cuts
associated with lipping a bass, leveling line, line cuts and blisters.
The material improves your grip, is waterproof and hypoallergenic.
Each roll is 1" wide and 5 yards long, enough to last a good long time.
Izorline's Handy Straps are
another useful accessory, no angler should be without. These
convenient velcro grip straps bundle and hold four rods with ease.
They were initially developed by Jim Lawerree while attending college
and working as a deckhand for Russ Izor. He was also a devoted
fisherman and private boater. Years back, Jim lost a toe via
amputation while attending college. He had a heck of a time
lugging books around, let alone his favorite rods. This was the
motivation behind the Handy Straps Izorline has been selling for years.
Russ helped give Jim his start as a deck hand, and helped him get
started with these straps as a hobby/business while he was employed with
Hughes Aircraft in Southern Cal. Jim passed away some years ago,
and is deeply missed by Russ and the folks at Izorline. But, the
product he developed is still available, and still helping guys pack-up
and go fishing. That's not a bad legacy.
big salt water isn't like puttering around in a lake. It gets a lot
deeper, rougher, and holds bigger fish, too. You have to make your
offering available to the bitters, where ever they might be. That
often means you need to work more of the water column for a bite.
Downriggers can help you cover more of the water column and that can
be a critical difference in achieving fishing success. I've got a
downrigger and use the product when I'm targeting certain fish, like
halibut or sometimes while sharking. I like using it a lot, but it can
be a hassle to deploy, especially from a small boat. Often, I'll leave
it home to save the space, only to wish later I'd had a way to get to
the deeper fish. Well, here's an alternative which allows you to
easily cover a lot more water and you'll have no excuse not to keep
one of the rigs on the boat. The compact planer pack is one of more
useful items you can buy!
To deploy, all you do is attach the poly line to a cleat, attach your
line to the planner and let out both lines. Boom, you're done, that is
until a fish hooks up. I'm most excited about using this product with
a shallow or deep diving
Instead of covering the top ten feet with a lure, you can be working
60 feet or better.
Planner Package includes planner, leader wheel, poly line, mono
line, snap/swivels, rubber bands, all packed in a marine-safe bag to
help keep things organized for quick deployment.
a really simple and effective accessory
most anglers can use. The LineOff is made
for removing and ultimately recycling your
used fishing line. It has been endorsed by
several environmental groups, such as
Ocean Watch, Ocean Conservancy, Florida
Fish and Wildlife. Field and Stream
Magazine gave 'em a "Hero's of
Conservation Award" in march '07.
It's a simple device, clamps onto most any
household drill. It's a patented design,
so really while there may be some similar
contraptions, none are as easy or
effective to use. You can follow this link
to see a demonstration, but really it's a
no brainer to operate. Loosen a wingnut
and insert your line, put it on your drill
and give it a spin. Your line is removed
in record time. Now, remove a wingnut and
the thing comes apart, making disposing
and recycling your line simple.
NOTE< the one's offered for sale are white
in color not orange.
Wahoo Trolling Harnesses
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lights and accessories.