|Posted by Tenkara Flyfish on October 24, 2010 at 4:57 PM|
If you fish a fixed-length-line rod, there is a 98% probability you fall into one of these groups-
1) I HAVE lost a rod plug
2) I WILL lose a rod plug
3) All of the above
The good news, it's easy and cheap to make a functional replacement.
Start off with a cheap pair of foam flip flops. You might want to choose a bright color, you also don't want to use a pair in current use by your significant other. Cut a block sightly wider than the diameter of your rod
Trim the block to a length of about 1 1/4 inches long.
About 1/2 inch from one end, cut a slit on each corner.
On the 3/4" side, trim the corners to the slits you previously made
Give a test fit, it should fit with slight resistance. Don't try to force it, trim a bit more instead. The fit doesn't have to be exact.
Not pretty, but functional. You might want to make an extra or two, just to have around.