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Tenkara DIY

Replacement Tenkara Rod Plug

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.

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