I
nternet gathering place for custom rod builders
  • Custom Rod Builders - This message board is provided for your use by the sponsors listed on the left side of the page. Feel free to post any question, answers or topics related in any way to custom building. When purchasing products please remember those who sponsor this board.

  • Manufacturers and Vendors - Only board sponsors are permitted and encouraged to promote and advertise products on the board. You may become a sponsor for a nominal fee. It is the sponsor fees that pay for this message board.

  • Rules - Rod building is a decent and rewarding craft. Those who participate in it are assumed to be civilized individuals who are kind and considerate in their dealings with others. Please respond to others in the same fashion in which you would like to be responded to. Registration IS NOW required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting. Posts which are inflammatory, insulting, or that fail to include a proper name and email address will be removed and the persons responsible will be barred from further participation.

    Registration is now required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting.
SPONSORS

2015 EXPO!
Common Cents Info
Int. Custom Rod Symbol
RM Library Program
All American Guides
American Tackle
Angler’s Envy
Anglers Rsrc - Fuji
Anglers Workshop
BatsonRainshadowALPS
Best Rods Center Poland
Bingham Enterprises
BLAF coming soon
Blue Collar Sports
Cork 4U
CTS Fly Rod Blanks
Custom Fly Grips LLC
Custom Labeling System
Custom Rod Handles
DBlue Fishing
DC Tackle
Decal Connection
Dons Tackle
DONART
Flex Coat Co.
Get Bit Outdoors
Hook & Hackle
HYDRA
Mickels Custom Rods
Midwest Rod & Reel
Mud Hole Tackle
MHX Rod Blanks
North Fork Composites
Pacific Bay
ProProducts
Reelseatblanks.com
Renzetti Inc.
Riley Rods
Rodbuilder Supplies
RodDancer
Rodgeeks
RodMaker Magazine
RodMaker Magazine Blog
Schneiders Rod Shop
St Croix Rods
Sunrise Tackle
Swampland
Tackleworks
The Rod Room
The RodWorks
Trondak U-40
Utmost Enterprises
VisualWRAP/VisualWEAVE
ZipCast

Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Mitch Leppelmeier (---.dsl.bcvloh.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 04, 2009 12:48PM

So as ice fishing season quickly approaches i decided to play around will i idea I've been milling around.

Here is the problem im running into. Cork is made to insulate temperature. with this being said its hard to get the heat to transfer through the cork and make a "warm feeling to the grip". Im looking at any ideas as to a grip material to use other than cork. I was thinking either EVA or a foam core. I just not sure how they would hold up to the heat. Ill have to keep playing around to see what will work.

So here is my question.... how do you think rod bond will hold to the heat if i use it to secure the grip to the rod. The last thing i need is the grip coming loose from from the epoxy heating up.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Richard Kuhne (---.listmail.net)
Date: October 04, 2009 12:49PM

How much heat are you talking about? I think most epoxies will handle temperatures in the 100F to 150F range without much trouble.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Mitch Leppelmeier (---.dsl.bcvloh.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 04, 2009 01:00PM

should be below 100 degrees as long as i can find a better grip material

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Scott Sheets (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 04, 2009 01:01PM

Get the rod maker back issue with the Hot Hands grip by Steve Gardner...I'll be doing one of those this winter :-)

Scott Sheets
www.smsrods.com

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Mitch Leppelmeier (---.dsl.bcvloh.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 04, 2009 01:07PM

any idea of what issue it is???

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Ken Preston (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 04, 2009 01:08PM

Have you thought about using Texalium handles? The inside diameter is fairly large which should hold your heating element of choice plus battery pack

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 04, 2009 01:20PM

I believe Steve's Hot Handle article was in the Volume 11 #2 issue.

...............

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Heated Ice Rods
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 05, 2009 12:59PM

Mitch,
Save yourself the time and trouble.
There are a thousand better ways to stay warm and keep your hands warm, rather than to they to heat the handles of the rod.
The major thing to do is to use a handle that will NOT conduct heat or cold. Cork or foam is one of the best things going. Any type of aluminum handle will transfer heat well, but will transfer cold just as well. Bad choice for a handle. The other thing to do is to NOT use any rings or other plastic or aluminum to hold the reel in place. Rather, use tape to hold the reel to the handle, and to also cover the aluminum reel foot.

Then, simply have a Mr. heater or equivalent to keep your hands warm, even in the outside cold weather. The other thing that you need heat for is to keep the ice out of your guides and off your line.

Enjoy the hard water season and stay warm!!

Take care
Roger

Options: ReplyQuote


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.