How to Make a Spinning Reel Release Clip | Salt Water Sportsman

How to Make a Spinning Reel Release Clip

Troll baits and drop back with a spinning reel

This simple and inexpensive gizmo enables you to troll a bait with the bail of the reel open for an instant drop-back when a fish strikes.

Materials
6-inch Velcro strap (with buckle for easy adjustments based on thickness of rod grip)
3 strands of copper rigging wire

How to Make a Spinning Reel Release Clip

Start by twisting all three strands of copper rigging wire into one.

Steve Sanford

How to Make a Spinning Reel Release Clip

Fold wire over the Velcro strap, then twist legs together for rigidity.

Steve Sanford

How to Make a Spinning Reel Release Clip

Fasten Velcro strap snugly around the rod foregrip, with copper wire pointing upward.

Steve Sanford

How to Make a Spinning Reel Release Clip

Deploy bait, open reel bail, and bend twisted copper into a C around the line. The force of the strike will pop the line free.

Steve Sanford

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