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    Post Ready made rods - how to?

    Just bought my first ready made rod case to have two feeder rods ready to go. We don't get enough time a the moment to set two rods up from scratch and multiple pole rigs before the all in.

    So, what's the fool proof way to break them down and put them in the case. Both rods are two piece 11 footers. Not sure yet whether the top section will fit with the quiver still in place.

    A step by step guide would be much appreciated as I have never done this before!

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    Default Re: Ready made rods - how to?

    Tip to butt with rod bands or socks this way the tip is more protected and put the tip band as near to the tip a possible
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    Cheers Chris, two rods made up and ready to go for tomorrow's match.

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    Can you sensibly make up a 3 piece 13' rod? I know I can try but won't if it is not worth the effort! It would have to be broken down to fit in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Can you sensibly make up a 3 piece 13' rod? I know I can try but won't if it is not worth the effort! It would have to be broken down to fit in the car.

    I manage ok Mike, don't you remember when we had a bit of time out on the river? I set my 13 and 14 foot float rods and band d them together. I only do it when i'm on my own in my motor which enables me to lower the passenger seat and place the rod on there whilst travelling. I take it apart and put it in it's bag and tube on the way home.

    I band my rod sections together as they come apart/go together with the sections pointing in the direction they do when assembled.....never had a tangle yet .

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    I thought you had Ian! On a two piece rod I thread the line through attach the float and shot but leave off the hook so the line is not under tension ! I then break it down with the tip banded to the butt. With a 3 piece you break it down so that all 3 sections are pointing in the same direction with presumably lots of loose line! Have I understood correctly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I thought you had Ian! On a two piece rod I thread the line through attach the float and shot but leave off the hook so the line is not under tension ! I then break it down with the tip banded to the butt. With a 3 piece you break it down so that all 3 sections are pointing in the same direction with presumably lots of loose line! Have I understood correctly ?
    I put the tip to the top with a two piece or three piece Mike. There's no loose line as I gently tighten up any excess with the rod banded together. I put the float rubbers and hook on but more often than not leave the float off until I assemble the rod. I only put the shot on when I assemble the rod.
    I stick the hook into a small piece of foam and have it so the rubbers are pushed down onto it and about an inch or so of line hanging off the rod tip. I'll have to show you when I see you. We need a day out together anyhow .

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    Cheers Ian! I should have looked more closely last time out!

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    Default Re: Ready made rods - how to?

    Some good tips there on how to avoid my usual mess of tangles when carrying made up 3piece rods. For me it is usually when roving about with a long made up float rod, plus probably a ledger rod. I always unclip any lead weights or feeders before walking, this helps.
    Time to have a think and adapt for next year.

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    If I ever take a 3pc rod made up I never have the 3 sections facing the same way but have it folded 'Z' fashion so tip & butt face one way and middle faces the opposite way between them. No loose line at all that way. Rig on winder (with or without float and with or without hooklength) and strap that to the rod (making sure strap is between rod and winder so they don't touch) and have 2 others straps with one either end of rod to keep everything neat & close together. Doesn't tangle, doesn't damage line, hooks don't come off etc etc

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