Make a Reel Tarp for your Boat

Keep your reels covered at all times, even while in use. It keeps the reels protected against the sun, sand, dirt, water, everything. Its easy to just pull a rod out and put another one under. you can flip it back, then in place again in a second. I have two in each boat, front and back, this is something I can’t do without.

Take a piece of aluminum bar, drill holes in it and use screws in these holes to fasten the 10×16″ tarp to the boat.

On the other end of the tarp add lead to weight it down. Use lead plating strips, about 1″ x 6″, fold in half and ribbet to each side of the tarp as shown.

rod tarp

boat tarp
boat tarp

Protects your reels from Sand, Dirt, Sun, Rain, Pop, Coffee, Fish Slime, Bait, Salt, Chemicals, Water Spray.

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About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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