Blakemore® Rod Floaters
Losing your expensive rigs can ruin a fishing trip. Rod Floater slips easily onto your rod and secures with hook 'n' loop straps. If your rod falls or is pulled into the water, it'll float. Standard: for casting, flipping and medium-to-heavy spinning rods. Small: for crappie, ultralight and kids' rods. 3 pack.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim43 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by jimfishn cheap insurance A great way to protect your rods when fishing with children or adults that act like children. The small size is adequate for most rods and does not interfere with performance. The larger size has the highly visible colors that would be good on bigger waters especially trolling or drifting. March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BassNGal54 Making them slip free I saw where some users of Rod Floaters are saying they couldn't get them to stay put and not slide up and down when casting. This happened to me when I first installed one on my ultralight spinning rod a few years ago, so I retrieved the package overlay from my trashcan and low and behold it gives instructions on how to keep them from slipping! The directions say to add a few layers of adhesive tape to smaller thickness rods so I tried this with electrical tape and the Rod Floater doesn't slip at all past the tape. You can actually put the tape just above it on the rod or you can put it on the area of the rod so that it's under the foam piece and it stops any slipping either way. My average size rods and the bigger ones don't require this but I do make sure to tighten the velcro down tight and I never have any problems(Yes it floats my big surf rods because I tested them). The Floaters have been a real comfort in regard to my grandkids rods and my dads rods because of his hands being crippled from arthritis, which causes him to sometimes drop his rod off the boat when he's casting. January 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ANTEROMEN Inexpensive Insurance 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
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Details:i understand you put the float infront of ur baitcasting reel but does the line go through it. if so does it it reel in smootly
A:The float is attached to the rod at the base where to rod goes into the "cork" handle. The line stays right where it is without a float.
A:You are correct that the float goes in front of your reel. The line does not go through it, it actually goes over it. I've used this on several rods, with a variety of different types of baitcasters (including low-profile bass reels) and have not had a single problem with having it on my rod.
A:No the line does not go through the rod floater. I use these on my rods, when I take out senior citizens fishing.
A:line doesn`t even touch it. line is on top running through eyes. works great
A:No...the float attaches around the rod. the line is still above the floater going into your line guide. the floater does not interfere with casting and does not rub the line.
A:Yes the float goes in front of the reel but the line is above the float the line does not go through the float.
A:No the line never goes through the floater. It stays above the floater. If it gets in the way you can always shave some of the float of with a knife. Reels fine there are 2 sizes small and large.
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A:No, line needs to be free flowing. Sometimes it gets stuck on floater.
A:The line does not go through the float at all. Rather, the line would ride well above it.
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