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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Homemade Sabiki Rod  (Read 7720 times)

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ChuckE

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Materials (all purchased at OSH Hardware Store):

- 1/2" PVC ($1.29 for a 10ft piece w/ flared tip)
- 2 small hose clamps ($2)
- cheap'ol fishing reel

1) Cut the PVC to the desire rod length
2) Use the small hose clamps to secure the reel to the rod
3) Drill a hole about a foot above the reel
4) For the optional foam grip, I just used a piece of pipe insulation wrapped with electrical tape.





The flared tip is the important.  It holds the sinker and keeps the sabiki from snagging as you reel it into the rod.

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justhavinfun

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ChuckE,

Great post. I was just thinking about purchasing one of these. But instead I think I'll drop by the hardware store on the way home and build one instead.

Thanks,

Jeff
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Hell ya Chuck!  That is so cool.  Did you get a new four runner?


ChuckE

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Yep... I picked up a used '95 4runner to replace my old '86, but I'm so attached to that old rig, I don't know how I can sell it :smt010

I've been playing around with my new sabiki rod.  It works great on land -- can't wait to try it on the water.

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Winner - 2013 Doran Beach Crabfest
2nd Place - 2012 Alameda Rockwall Halibut Derby
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Winner - 2009 Paradise Halibut Hunt
Winner - 2007 NCKA Angler of the Year
Winner "Grand Slam" - 2007 Bendo @ Mendo III
2nd Place - 2007 Monterey Bay Kayak Fishing Derby
Winner - 2004 Santa Cruz Kayak Fishing Derby


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WTG Chuck, looks very professional. Now I just got to find a beatr reel...
~Elric

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I knew you would hack it man. Nice work!  :smt038


ChuckE

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Elric, I have an old Penn 85 baitcaster reel you can have if you like.  The anti-reverse doesn't work, but it should work fine on a sabiki rod until you can find a better "beater" reel at someplace like a garage sale.  I'll bring it Wednesday.

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Winner - 2009 Paradise Halibut Hunt
Winner - 2007 NCKA Angler of the Year
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1/2" PVC $1.29
2 small hose clamps $2

Not having to untangle a Sabiki rig priceless!


Nice work!
--
James


 

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