Wet rods (Clean post I promise)

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Wet rods (Clean post I promise)

Post by ThizzleJ » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:04 pm

Hey there yakkers. Any ideas as to how I can keep my rods and more importantly my reels dry while paddling? The holders in my kayak are kind of low to the water and I don't want them to get saltwater in the gears and rust up. Are there extensions you can buy or make for this issue? Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Wet rods (Clean post I promise)

Post by CrabbyYak » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:48 pm

Would probably be helpful to know 1.) what brand/model kayak you have and 2.) what type of rod holders you now have.

I've seen a few people on the water in sit-inside kayaks with flush-mount rod holders behind the cockpit and their reels are nearly dragging in the water.

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Post by DDizzle » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:53 pm

Yak gear makes rod holder extensions just for this. They're at academy and on amazon

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Re: Wet rods (Clean post I promise)

Post by frostjoker » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:06 pm

Pvc pipe snug in rod holder to any length you want cut a small notch at top for reel to slide in a little dont forget the leash and boom your good to go.

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Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:27 pm

frostjoker wrote:Pvc pipe snug in rod holder to any length you want cut a small notch at top for reel to slide in a little dont forget the leash and boom your good to go.
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Post by SuaSponte » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:59 pm

islandspeed2001 wrote:
frostjoker wrote:Pvc pipe snug in rod holder to any length you want cut a small notch at top for reel to slide in a little dont forget the leash and boom your good to go.
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Post by WoodyHuband » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:42 am

My solution was fly fishing...no gears, no worries. If you dunk 'em then just rinse them off when you get home. Plus, they make a 3 pound fish feel like a 10 pounder :-)

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Post by ReelsandRifles » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:16 am

I don't worry about saltwater. My reels get soaked pretty much every time I go out. Just wash them off with soap/water and a little bleach every time and they will last. Of course you have to do normal maintenance. And it helps to buy good gear (we don't hesitate to drop 1500 on a boat but complain about spending 200 on a reel.) I got one rod that's 15 yrs old you can't tell the difference between it and one of my brand new ones.
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Post by Mygrane » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:21 pm

I let mine soak in the pool while I unload and put stuff away every time I get home. I keep the chlorine on the low side and have not seen any bad effects on any of the braids I use. Remembering the old advice - I do not spray with the hose for fear of forcing sand and grit further into the nooks and crannies of my gear.
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Post by CrabbyYak » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:23 pm

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To treat items by immersing: add 2 to 4 fl.oz of Mar Pro Salt Off Concentrate to 1 gallon of fresh water. Immerse item to be treated for several minutes, rinse with fresh water and allow to air dry.

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Post by hoss6823 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:25 pm

I soak my reels for about 10 minutes in a bucket of tap water and hang em up to dry for a couple of hours. I also disassemble and grease them pretty regularly.
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