Blakemore Rod Floaters
Float 'em high
As advertised, these work great. As an avid float tuber I have had two expensive combo's attempt to escape further fish fighting duties. Fortunately these escape attempts proved futile due to the rod floaters. There has been no problems with line slapping against them. Only gripe is after a few years they occasionally slide down the rod. A small price to pay for peace of mind
November 30, 2008
My rod would have drowned
I fish farm ponds and while making a cast from the bank my cork handle slipped off in my hand while my rod combo flew about 15 feet into the pond. I had one of the Blakemore floaters on the combo and was able to use another rod and pull it in by snagging it with a lure.
This same thing happened to my sister at a lake but she just let go while casting. Her husband was happy that he had also equipped her combo with a Blakemore floater and it made this particular rod, stand up in the water like a flagpole.
Thank you Blakemore for saving lives with the rod lifevest.
October 5, 2006
I fish several Colorado reservoirs and normally carry two spin and two fly outfits on my pontoon. All I can say is these floats have saved rods for me on more than one occasion. As it's legal, when fly fishing, I normaly use two rods. The same is true when I'm using one spin and one fly. My tackle is top quality and I have about $750.00 invested in each of my outfits. Do the math, less than $15.00 protecting $3000.00 woth of tackle. I can't think of a better bargain in fishing. I've been using these floats for 5 years now and wouldn't take a rod on the water without them. I've found a small electrical tie wrap does better affixing them to the rod than the Velcro stips supplied.
December 17, 2012
Great for Pontoons and Tubes
I lost a nice Okuma Alumina baitcaster on my float tube when I wasn't looking, and couldn't see in the water to dive for it. Didn't exactly see what area it fell off in either.
Now I have two high end Daiwa reels, and I protect them against loss in my float tube or on my pontoon with these rod floaters. Absolutely invaluable.
On a spinning reel, you might have to trim the float down some so your line won't slap, but if it does slap at least you can fix it with some cutting. The velcro on these floats looks cheesy, but is is actually very strong and you can tighten it down good on the foam.
Spend a few bucks now and save big bucks later when you drop your Daiwa Sol in the drink! =D
September 22, 2007