Tenkara anglers know that the most likely thing to lose when you go fishing is the end cap on your tenkara rod. The end cap protects the rod when it is housed and keeps things from falling out or getting in.
Dang handy little item.
But there in lies the challenge. Little. Like easily misplaced little.
So having spent some time thinking about ways to keep the little rascal from disappearing I came up with this idea.
Since I have a lot of old fly line lying around I decided it could be put to good use.
I grabbed my power drill and a 1/32 drill bit and made a slight modification to the end caps of my collection of Tenkara USA rods. Then I slipped a short length of old fly line through the hole and tied a figure-eight knot at the end.
Here is how it turned out.
Since I wear a Fly Vines lanyard, I will just stash it there. If I drop it, the bright green line will be much easier to find as well.
Hopefully this will keep the rod caps from wandering off…