Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
+n for that. It depends, on the situation but for minor bushwhacking and especially cars the method the OP was referring to where you take apart a 4-piece in the middle after reeling in so the fly is at the tip, fold it in half, and tie it together covers a lot of situations. A lot of us use velcro cable ties - one order of those from amazon is a lifetime supply, but plain old twist ties work fine as well. Two is usually enough, and just spiral them flat on the outside, no need to make the usual loop. One last turn of the reel to take up any remaining slack, and go.
Anyway, that is the “level one” breakdown for minimum number of steps. A suggestion a guide gave is that he always places the top section so that the more vulnerable tip is against the handle, but short enough that is is not sticking out PAST the other end and puts one of the ties there, against the fattest part of the cork, but snug. That way you know you will not accidentally bump the tip. Ties go between guides so they don’t slip off, etc. Even if you are a taper like I am this is pretty fast, and even a 15’ fits (only just) inside my little hatchback.
ďGravity is a harsh mistress!Ē, The Tick
Last edited by Botsari; 02-27-2020 at 12:06 PM.