Are there any fishing pole guards to keep them from falling in the water?

Are there any ropes or some sort of floating device that attach to a fishing pole incase they accidently fall in the water? Im just wondering because ive seen Bill dance drop his fishing poles in the water about 100 times and now I’m kind of worried about my pole especially if I will be fishing in a Kayak.

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6 thoughts on “Are there any fishing pole guards to keep them from falling in the water?

  1. There is a product made that’s called strike guard.It’s a spring loaded ball bearing,inside a housing that clips onto the rod,you set the line in the groove,and the bearing holds it there,then when a fish takes the bait,it releases the line.It’s turqouise colored plastic,and costs about 8 dollars or so,and available at bait shops and sporting goods stores.You could also make a tether strap and bungee arrangement up,with some webbing and elastic cordage and velcro strips,you would have one piece of velcro on the kayak,and the other on the rod’s handle wrapped around it with the webbing,so if it fell in,you’d pull on the cordage and get it back.It would involve sewing and stuff,don’t know if you are any good at sewing.Just a thought.

  2. I’m uncertain if there’s an actual guard, but you can invent your own by using pvc pipe from hardware store. Cut in 5inch pieces, purchase a connector to screw to kayak, boat or deck and pvc pipe solidly. So its stable if you caught a shark.

    YouTube inquiry, anything you care to learn can be found on YouTube. Hope that helps.

  3. It’s a common problem, and I lost a couple of rods myself before bothering to fix the problem.

    Yes, there are devices especially made for retaining your fising rod. The most common is a rod leash which works exactly like a paddle leash: an ample section of bungee cord, one end clipped to your kayak, the other end clipped to your fishing rod. It interferes minimally with casting if mounted on the handle just behind the reel.

    There are also fishing rod floats, which work the same way except the other end of the bungee/rope is affixed to a styrofoam float. I see no real advantage to this system, since there’s a bungee in the way in either case.

  4. Yes.

    there’s two ways to approach the issue. A lanyard attached to the rod and either to you or the yak, or foam floats to make your rig buoyant.

    On sportfishing boats they “clip” you in once you sit in the fighting chair. Meaning once a fish is on they clip the rod stays/lanyards to the reel clips. In a Yak you’ll end up doing the same. If you’re not handling the rod (working a lure, bait etc) like if the rod is in a holder..and you get a strike you’ll clip in/on the rod.

    Rod floats are literally closed cell foam that strap onto your rigs. (Thing the foam from colored floaty tubes for swimming) they work “okay” with lighter rigs. Don’t think I’d even consider using them for Saltwater, a big fish or shark will “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” your favorite rig….

  5. They aren’t too heavy, just a little foam ring on the handle should be enough to float ‘em.

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