Rod Tip Protector
Captain Eddie Wheeler
Supplies Needed: red beads and bait rods.
This is a great tip to accommodate your live bait rods. Catching bait can be a fun experience, especially for those persons who don’t have a chance to do it often. When guests are having fun catching bait it’s not uncommon to crank swivels into the rod tips during the excitement. The result can be damaged rod tips or 6 Zabiki hooks tangled in the rod guides. As a former charter captain who has repaired plenty of rod tips and spent plenty of time telling guests not to reel the swivel through the rod tip, captain Capt. Eddie Wheeler quickly learned to place small red beads onto the mainline as a rod tip protector and time saver.