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Old 01-06-2013, 04:56 PM
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I have always stored my rods in the cold shed in my backyard. It recently occured to me that thish might not be the best thing to do. Anybody know if the cold negatively affects graphite rods? thanks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:26 PM
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I store mine in my barn, no problem for 20+ years.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:25 AM
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Cold is not an issue.
But either store the rods vertically, or store them horizontally - with good support for the full length.

Also, take the opportunity to take all of the tackle and reels off the rods and take them indoors.

Take this opportunity to go through each and every reel, checking it for proper operation, as well as a chance to clean, lube and put on fresh line.

I make a point of stripping all of the line off the reels during storage and leaving the reels with no line on them. Then, just pick up the rods that you are actually going to use, and put line on those rods only.

No point in kinking up line by putting it on the reel if you are not going to use the reel.

Even, to the point of bringing a bag of reels with you on the boat, along with a bag of line. Then, if you decide that you want to use a reel, take about 3 minutes, spool it up and go fishing.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:54 AM
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Here is a winter project a friend of mine helped me with.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:28 AM
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I just lay mine across the rafters in my garage. The rafters are 2' apart, and the rods aren't bamboo, so won't take a set.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:50 PM
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Hey thanks for the responses. I was just worried because it was like 5 below last week. btw the rod rack looks like a cool project.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:31 AM
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Where can you buy those rod clips?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:12 PM
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They are called "Pivot Sliding Clips" purchased at Menards SKU # 285-0251. They are clips to hold christmas lights. They are probably not in inventory at stores now since they are seasonal. You might be able to Google it and find source. You might also be able to Google "Enchanted Forest"

They usually come 50 per box.
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