Gardner Drop Out Chod Safety Clips
Sometimes when trying to work out a solution to an angling problem the answer can be found right under your nose!
For several years we have been trying to come up with a solution to creating a reliable lead discharge system for helicopter rigs – a system that would be more reliable than simply tying a few overhand knots in a piece of 3lb or 4lb monofilament which we found inconsistent and unreliable.
The main problem was simply that we were trying to come up with a single item that would drop the lead at a controlled discharge pressure whilst retaining the lead during the cast. Naturally the component would have to cope with the similar dynamic forces during the cast as occur when you get a bite! This was a paradox that we found hard to solve.
Then late last year we heard a whisper about some local anglers using a component supplied by our friends at Enterprise (as part of a pack) that were being used already and proving totally effective and reliable! We quickly got onto Chris and requested a few samples and explained we thought that it was just the thing a lot of carpers were looking for.
When we got some samples and tried them out for ourselves it was a genuine ‘Eureka’ moment… They were absolutely perfect!
The Drop Out Chod Clips are basically preformed ’C’ shaped clips that deform at a given force. Each packet contains a full sprig of clips that has 12 pieces of each of the two weight rated clips.
- Light clip release pressure = approx. 3lb
- Heavy clip release pressure = approx. 6lb