Home Made Dodger Retainer

Early last year, I ended up partnering with a fellow (Kokonuts AKA Richard Kennedy) that I had met in passing at the Sportsmen’s Show in Portland Oregon. He had some unique ideas and a very creative mind and in the process he has come up with a series of innovative gadgets.

While blasting across the water moving from one spot to another wind whipping through your hair, have you noticed how the dodgers on your lines just beat the crappola out of your fishing rods? Half the time, things are so tangled up by the time you get to the next hole you end up spending an extra ten or fifteen minutes getting things straightened out.

Well, my fishing buddy has come up with a real cool idea to solve that problem. He being a retired plumber, and having lots of odds and ends left over from his plumbing business; has come up with a retaining ring that is easy to slip on and easy to slip off. It costs literally nothing make and will save your rods from getting the crap slapped out of them by the dodgers catching in the wind.

Just take a one inch piece of the larger foam pipe insulation and wrap the outside with some black electrical tape and you are all done! Slip the unit over the rod tip down over the dodger and no more tangles or rod damage from blasting around in the wind. They also work well when stowing your rods for the trip home by isolating the dodger and preventing damage to your favorite rods…

You might also be interested in: Rubber Band Trick for fishing the Tide Water


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About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

One Response to Home Made Dodger Retainer

  1. Richard Kennedy says:

    Kent thanks for the tip! I am sure everytone has some tips to share so , lets hear them guys!

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