Quivers and Velcro

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

Pack cloth quivers

Pack cloth quivers

Pack cloth quivers Line spool in Uni-tape loop Uni-tape strip Ez-keepr line cinch

I'd like to share some things I've been doing with rod and line transport and management. I've made two Ebira type quivers from pack cloth material I found at Quest Outfitters.- questoutfitters.com They're nice folks and have all types of fabric as well as the straps, buckles and toggles to hook it all together.

Making stuff is the best part of having a hobby and I've enjoyed working with new materials, but truth be told, I've only really used the quivers as rod covers I stuff in my backpack. I like to keep my rods rigged with line while I'm out and that makes quivers problematic. My solution is some great stuff from Quest called no-snag-velcro or Uni-tape. It's a hook and loop material with both components on the same surface. The loops stick up higher than the hooks which provides the no snag feature. I've added a thin strip of this stuff to the quivers as line spool holders - run it through the spool and stick it to itself. So far it's working. Clawing through heavy brush with an exposed reel on your back might be a problem, but so far so good.

My other use for Uni-tape is as an EZ-Keeper line cinch. I, like a lot of people, have ended up using mainly line spools because of their flexibility, but a Soyokaze with EZ-Keepers and a Killer Bug is always in my pack. A small strip of this stuff wrapped snugly around the line and rod mid way between the EZ-Keepers stabilizes and secures the whole system. No more coming loose inside the backpack.

My next project is to get the rods out of the backpack entirely. I'm thinking of a larger adjustable tube that can hold all the rods and clip to the side of the backpack or be carried separately with a strap. I've gone public, now I have to do it.

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Aug 12, 2013
by: Tim

Alan, really like your ideas! As far as the "tube" goes, be sure to check out Chris's (TenkaraBum) tubes that he sells. Three sizes! I ordered the medium size and it holds 2 rods. Lightweight and inexpensive!

Aug 12, 2013
Big quiver
by: Alan Luecke

Tube was perhaps not the best word. I'm thinking of some sort of soft cylindrical quiver with adjustable cinch straps going around it. Any where from two to six rods could be carried and the staps could be tightened down to secure the rods.

Aug 13, 2013
by: Anonymous

Hmmmmmmm...create it, test market it, then sell em thru Chris!?

Aug 13, 2013
Nice DIY
by: TenkaraBum

That's a nice DIY project but I'm pretty happy with the Ebiras.

Aug 14, 2013
Making stuff
by: Alan Luecke

Ebiras are great, I almost bought one. But for me the perfect project lets me learn stuff, make stuff and then buy stuff.

Chris has totally enabled the latter and I couldn't be more pleased.

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