Elasticated strap for securing fishing rod to disabled anglers arm
Now the new fishing season is nearly upon us I decided that a new elasticated strap was needed as the old one is starting to wear out. The straps I've had before have all been made out of an odd bit of elastic that I managed to get hold of. This time I decided to look for something that little bit more robust and will last a bit longer. One of the straps I had before I was made out of elasticated corset that someone didn't want any more. So I had a roof around on the Internet and found some elasticated back support that people use if they've got bad backs, or require some extra support when working. After looking around for a day or two I found one that seemed to fit the bill so ordered it. I was absolutely delighted when it arrived, it was almost made for the job. The only alterations I had to make were the removal of an extra strap that wasn't needed and the attachment of some extra Velcro. Apart from that the strap was perfect and should last for many years.
I got my strap from an online website called Better Life Healthcare and it cost around £14.
Due to the thickness of the straps a normal sewing machine with your standard needle will struggle the so Velcro under the strap. Therefore you need to find someone who's got an industrial sewing machine. If you can't find somebody yourself then contact demand.org.uk and they will undertake the sewing for you. They are a charity website so won't charge you anything either.