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Does this ring a bell? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2007 14:23
Whenever you go carp fishing you cast the line out, place the rod in its holder and wait, right? What happens if you turn for a second and when you look back the line on your rod went slack and no fish. Has it happened to you? A few years ago while browsing in my local Walmart stores fishing department I came across a pack containing bells to attach to fishing rods. I purchased the pack only to realize when I tried them on my rod that unless you have a rod with a thin tip it will not attach. Trust me I broke the first set. First thought was that its a shame because the bells had a real sensitive sound to them. The slightest movement and you could hear the bells right away. So I had an Idea. I went to my local hardware store and purchased a pack of alligator clips, not to big about an inch and a half long. The bells had a small spring attached to each of them with the other end attached to the plastic that was supposed to attach to the rod. I pulled the spring off the plastic and placed that end from both of the bells into the end of the alligator clip. Then I crimped the end of the alligator clip with a pair of pliers and then heated alittle solder on the end to make sure the spring cannot come loose. Now I can use this on a rod no matter what the thickness of the rod is, although I prefer attaching it on the line guide at the tip of the rod. Now I have piece of mind. I can't tell you how many times I've turned my head to pick up my cup of coffee or reach into my tackle box for something and only for a split second and suddenly hear the bell. Even if it was just slightly, but now I knew I had a hit. Also, if you should get a hit and grab your rod to set the hook, have no fear the bell will stay on your rod even while fighting the big ones until you bring them in and then you can remove them so you can cast your line back out and attach it back on the end of your rod. Good luck.
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