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