What to do with excess hoop net rope?

Discussion in 'Fishing Tutorials by Members' started by Mambo, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Mambo

    Hi all,
    I have just started hoop fishing and my family has really enjoyed it.
    My question is.....I bought the Promar nets...I have two Eclipse and three 36". When fishing...what do you do with the excess rope? I can see that you dont want 35 to 50 feet of line floating as it could be a hazard. I have coiled and zip tied the excess next to the float but I bet there is a better idea.

    I wonder if there is a sliding clip or way of securing the float that might serve both needs?
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    Parker 2320
  2. Ali

    Most use zip ties.

    I bought some cable clamps at home depot and they worked good.

    Also rod wrap style velcro would work awesome also.
  3. Stanley

    Do a search on here...someone had a system where they brought 10' lengths of rope with a loop on each end. Then just added or subtracted lengths as needed.
  4. doughnut

    you can use a little plastic "H" shaped extension cord reel with a little bungie. They work killer, Home Depot has them. You ust reel from the float down and secure with a couple of those little hoop/ball bungies. When you are on the water, just unreel needed length and re-secure. Very tidy, and allows for easy depth changes.
  5. FISHY

    sheepshank knots or put lead on your line.
  6. screaming_spool

    yup. zip tie a 10 oz weight on the line and watch it pull down out of the way
  7. midnightrambler

    what i do is thread the rope thru your float then tie on a foot of chain to the end of ur rope. it acts like a sliding sinker.
  8. Double Z

    We'll see if this works.

    The rope comes up from the float and goes through the heavy pipe. Up through the pipe and through a smooth ring in the bottom of your float then back down to attach to the pipe. With this system, 60' of rope will automatically stay tight in 30 - 60' of water. It fights wind, tide, and current. We use the system for target bouys.

    Same deal as Brian's system but it keeps the lines together.
  9. FISHY

    sheepshank knots work awesome for floating rope. used them for years and after you get the hang of it the adjustments are simple. or I pour round leads and run innertube material thru them and put on the rope rubber band style. they go on and off easy and dont jump out of the block. ive got a couple dyes for local brothers
  10. Robert Loughran

    I've put 10 oz. weight on the end of the rope, I have 10 nets, 5 are 75' in lenght the other 5 are 50'. I have the lenght noted on the float. When you toss them over the excess slides down. not only does this keep all the rope clean, but it makes the float stay right over the top of the hoop, which is perfect when you go to pull. I've been told that the bugs can feel any kind of moment and will leave the net if you fuck with the line much. Torpedo wights, with zip ties on each eylet. Hope that makes sense. Good luck. If you want I can take a pic of mine and send it to you. Let me know via PM.

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