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Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :)
My tube and fins are on the way, I was looking at a bunch of rod holders and other accessories and most "appeared" to be easily homemade. Maybe it just looks that way? Maybe you got ideas and pictures of what you have made, that works as well or better than commercial?
(This post was edited by 5282jt on Aug 22, 2010, 9:32 AM)
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Re: [5282jt] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
CoolHey Chuck, go over to the PICTURE BOARD and look at some of the threads there. Should give you lots of good ideas.
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Re: [TubeDude] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
Thanks Tubedude, I just spent quite a while at the picture board. I got some ideas and i'm gonna go work on them in the garage now. I see Tubebabe has a flat blue platform on her tube in front of her. What is that? I tried to put that same picture, that I saved, here, but it said it was too large? I'm trying again, with it resized?
Chuck
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Re: [5282jt] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
That is a rubbermade lid (or what ever make it is) Storage container lid. I hear she has a measuring tape and every thing on that. I bet she could even make fillets right there. Great idea.



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Re: [flygoddess] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
Is that what it is? :)
I thought it was a gizmo attachment! :)
What state are you in?
Chuck
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Re: [5282jt] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
Utah, Salt lake area (Provo, Ogden, etc) So is Tube Dude.



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Re: [5282jt] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
CoolSome tube manufacturers provide wimpy aprons. We have substituted the original mesh aprons for "rigid" lids from plastic storage containers. They make good solid work surfaces, for tackle tinkering, and they are safer for the angler when handling spiny fish. They also hold fly line well, with less tangling.

Here are links to some past threads, with pics.
RIGID FAT CAT APRON
NEW RIGID APRON
RUBBERMAID STRIPPING TRAY

By the way, we upload Jpeg images but when you try to copy them off the site they become bitmap images. Those are larger files. You need to use your photo editing software to convert them back to Jpeg.
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Re: [TubeDude] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
Is the rubbermaid cover attached somehow?
In one post, you mentioned nylon fabric line baskets, for line stripping.
What nylon fabric line baskets can you suggest?
Chuck
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Re: [5282jt] Homemade tube accessories-like a rod holder etc etc Got ideas and pictures? :) In reply to
CoolHere is a pic of the bungee cord and hook arrangement I use to fasten the lid to the deck.

As far as the line baskets, those are worn around the waist, by wading anglers. You can usually find some in the fly fishing shops or online. I don't have any I can recommend because it has been years since I used one.

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