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Offline rocketball

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DIY coil leash
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:07:42 pm »
A link to a great way to make your own coil leashes! At first I was skeptical of how well this would work. The key is too reverse the coils after the boiling and freezing process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwGAkC4o_xY

pic of a few that a made up today



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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 11:48:55 pm »
Those are neater than the ones I made. I just went to the Dollar Store and bought long phone cord. I made two leashes out of every cord.



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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 12:09:27 am »
did u coil them or were they already coiled?

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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 12:24:39 am »
Already coiled...the headset cords.



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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 12:35:50 am »
cool never thought to check there.....I was having a hard time finding anything coiled that was cheap but yet still fairly strong.

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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 06:23:39 am »
Make a whack of them up. Princess auto for discontinued chargers. $1 each,Staples and Canadian tire the rest. Local cell phone dealer also for old chargers, will p[robabely give you for free. I use them for net,some gear and most of all slip through fish gills as a stringer

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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 06:59:56 pm »
I do mine almost the same as Shooter.  I've found the phone chargers super cheap at second hand stores.  I double the phone line over to make a loop, then using the edge of a file create a groove in the line and use some braid to wrap.  I finish my wraps with a nail knot, dab of krazy glue or epoxy and then shrink tube for a clean result.  Prior to wrapping and adding the shrink tube I sometimes add a quick-connect.

My only concern with these types of leashes compared to weed-wacker line or retractable dog leashes is the ability to cut through it easily in the case of an emergency.

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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 07:11:11 pm »
I as well use the same as shooter but do the ends like Backroads...instead of the carabiners I use the S-clip double carabiner.  a little smaller and just as strong...I've had to cut one...not in an emergency but still was pretty easy...always keep a good sharp knife on hand....i've also used my clippers to clip ends while making them...and it cuts easy as well.  These are great DIY leashes and they look good....
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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 07:59:13 pm »
ah great idea shooter...I may try your option for a stringer! thanks for the input guys

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Re: DIY coil leash
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 08:46:31 pm »
This is the first I've ever seen this trick, I'm definitely going to have to make this a project before the spring thaw.
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