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convert telescopic rod into a fishing whip

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by mickcoulson, 15 Apr 2019 at 7:17 PM.

  1. mickcoulson

    mickcoulson

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    hi.... I have a friend who is disabled and wants to fish but cannot use a fishing reel. I have an old telescopic rod that I've been thinking of converting into a fishing whip. my idea is to take the eyes off the rod and just using it as a small pole / whip and tie a rig on the end. does that sound feasible ? or are there any pitfalls
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  2. mattylad

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    For a pole you need elastic or when you strike you will rip the fish out of water.
    Once your friend catches a fish how will they land it? it's not easy to manage a fish when you cannot reel in so at the least you will need to use elastic so perhaps keep the eyes and tie the elastic to a lower one, that way it will stretch when a fish is caught.

    Perhaps get a 2nd hand put together pole if your friend can manage that?
    Or have a chat at your local fishing shop, they will likely be familiar with other disabled customers and may be able to offer advice.
     
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    thanks for that...good idea. I've been told not to use elastic on a whip no reason given. I want to keep things relatively cheap ( my friend is a bit strapped for cash ) so that's why I'm using my old rod. My friend can swing the fish in when caught, the line will only be as long as the whip but I will definitely give some thought to your idea
    cheers.
     
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    the rod must be telescopic to fit in a suitcase, we fish on harbour side in Greece
     
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    Would it work of a off a pier, with whip fishing isnt the line length is the same as the whip so when the tip is raised vertcal the fish swings to hand?
     
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    Ah, that's different then lol

    Lost is correct, if your fishing off a harbour side then the line is going to be pretty long, whip fishing would involve the line only being a couple of feet from the tip.

    Can your friend operate an automatic reel?
    This may be the solution, affix one to the rod, extend the line a bit with your nylon etc.
    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Yo-Yo-Automatic-Fishing-Reels/701933.uts
     
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