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Old 01-19-2013, 07:58 AM
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When Drifting or Float-Tubing...

Is there any precaution that you take about possibly dropping a Fly Rod into the water?

Do you attach the handle or but to anything for security?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM
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When Drifting or Float-Tubing...

Is there any precaution that you take about possibly dropping a Fly Rod into the water?

Do you attach the handle or but to anything for security?
You can buy rod leashes that secure your rod to your tube/pontoon. It doesn't interfere with casting/fishing too much. I own one, bought it from Cabela's. Honestly, don't use it much, never lost a rod but I can see it happening some day.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:46 AM
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I generally carry an extra rod when tubing and use one of these:

Cabela's: Cabela's Fly Rod Holder by Scotty

I don't use a leash, but they are available:

Cabela's: Rod Leash

I'm pretty careful and aware my rod is not leashed while tubing. Dropped one over the side about 4 years ago, but nabbed it before it was gone. A valuable wake up call.
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+1 for what Mike said he does, I do the same, I love those Scotty rod holders, have two glued onto my pontoon. I would think the leash would just get in the way and become a hassle, but have never tried it. I've come close to loosing a rod overboard a couple times but so far have been lucky. In both cases, I got lazy and just layed the rod in the rear rather than putting it back in the Scotty rod holder.....lesson learned.
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Default Re: When Drifting or Float-Tubing...

When I use a float tube, I made a leash for my rod. I have a clip on one end and a D rind with a velcro wrap on the other. I clip it to a D ring on the tube, and wrap the velcro right in front of the reel. It doesn't get in the way and if I drop the rod it's not going anywhere. I doubt I have $2.50 in it, including the clip, which is a small price to pay to save a rod and reel that in some cases may run over a grand in total.
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+2 on using Scotty Rod holders.
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Parachute cord and a piece of military grade Velcro for the handle end when I use my canoe. I never thought of the cost since I have both.
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Paracord for us too, its cheap and can be made to fit your paticular casting highth. Using two cheap beaners you can clip it on anywhere and you wont loose a grand of fishing equipment. It takes some getting use to but its worth the time in my book. We use them when wading in deep water, you can swim out of a situation and still have your rod and reel.
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Why a second fly fishing rod when float-tubing?
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Why a second fly fishing rod when float-tubing?
Or third, or 4th?
1.Floating line
2. Intermediate line.
3. Type II or III DC or Wet Cell
4. Type V or VII DC or Wet Cell
Scotty's and no tethers.
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