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Rod line clips.

Post by magicman2 » Mon Oct 08 2018 19:34

I have been trying to buy : John Roberts Line Clips, there seems to be a lot of Johns gear online but not his line clips, I know Fox sell them but at £7 each, but I don`t think so, anybody got a link to a shop that sells them I would be grateful.

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Re: Rod line clips.

Post by Jimbo » Mon Oct 08 2018 19:48

I think they may have been discontinued, AD had them on sale for £1 each last year, so I bought a few spares

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Post by magicman2 » Mon Oct 08 2018 20:04

Cheer`s Jimbo.

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Post by Jimbo » Mon Oct 08 2018 20:11

I think they may have been discontinued, AD had them on sale for £1 each last year, so I bought a few spares

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Re: Rod line clips.

Post by Kev Berry » Mon Oct 08 2018 20:35

I might have some knocking about will look tomorrow
if not all you need is some 50mm slivers off a carbon rod filed to shape and a bit of black tape (or you could whip them on if you posh :wink: )

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Post by MarkBerrisford » Mon Oct 08 2018 21:07

I just taped a piece of a tie wrap to the rod when I wanted a line clip
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Post by Bob Watson » Mon Oct 08 2018 22:29

I've just bought some from the bay, waste of time. They'll only sit on the blank too far in front of the reel with the "O" rings supplied, so when fishing with an open bail arm, the line still came off the spool. I need to get some bigger O rings so the fit on the handle directly above the spool.

Or a set of rollovers, hmmm!

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Post by Jason Skilton » Tue Oct 09 2018 07:23

I have tried the fox line clips and they are two tight.....I'm in the process of trying the Gardner Sensi-Clip (Rod Line Clip).....failing that it will be back to the rubber bands :lol:
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Post by Mike J » Tue Oct 09 2018 09:21

Bob Watson wrote:
I've just bought some from the bay, waste of time. They'll only sit on the blank too far in front of the reel with the "O" rings supplied, so when fishing with an open bail arm, the line still came off the spool. I need to get some bigger O rings so the fit on the handle directly above the spool.

Or a set of rollovers, hmmm!

Ha, me to Bob, 1" O rings above the reel spool are exactly what Ive used for decades.
I can catch the line with my forefinger, lift it to the handle and with my thumb roll the O ring over the trapped line in one motion.
100% effective, very durable and last for years O rings make JR's line clip completely redundant (probably his only product that didnt do what we wanted).

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Post by magicman2 » Tue Oct 09 2018 11:39

Cheer`s all and to Kev Berry, that`s a good idea I have no imagination and wouldn`t have thought of that. Lol

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Post by davelumb » Tue Oct 09 2018 19:18

Guides'n'blanks might be worth a try. https://www.guidesnblanks.com/p/line_clip

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Post by Mike J » Wed Oct 10 2018 09:17

magicman2 wrote:
Cheer`s all and to Kev Berry, that`s a good idea I have no imagination and wouldn`t have thought of that. Lol


Before JRs clips I used a large dressmakers pin pushed halfway in between the cork handle and the glass blank.
Such pins have a 3mm round hard head, nowadays they come in bright colours, and is 30mm long, they are made from tensile steel so have a spring making it a doddle to slip the line behind.
Biggest advantage is that when the line is pulled out the head of the pin clips the blank producing a loud hollow click which is very hard to miss.
Still keep a few of those pins in my ditty box.

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Post by davelumb » Wed Oct 10 2018 10:00

ditty box
Haven't heard that for over thirty years! :laughs:

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Post by magicman2 » Wed Oct 10 2018 10:58

Cheer`s Dave , I`ll get on to them.

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Post by Kev Berry » Thu Oct 11 2018 09:17

This is how I used Gardner clips on my old North Westerns the tape holding it on is over 25 years old :laughs:

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Post by Dave Horton » Thu Oct 11 2018 17:33

Kev Berry wrote:
This is how I used Gardner clips on my old North Westerns the tape holding it on is over 25 years old :laughs:
That's how I did mine years back - cut the the foam to accommodate it too.

Still kinda got in the way for me?

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