An instructional video describing the method required to convert Pro-Logic quick-change bankstick adapters (used with fishing rod rest heads, bite alarms, rod pods, etc.) to make them universal-fit. This makes the old and new versions of these very useful adapters fit each other.
Frustratingly, Prologic have changed the design of their quick release adapters very slightly over the years. To my knowledge there have been 3 versions: mk1, mk2 & mk3.
The male part of the mk2 adapters will fit into all 3 female designs but the mk1 & mk3 male parts will not fit into the mk2 female parts.
I have these adapters fitted to all my bank sticks, bite alarms, etc. and I have all 3 designs. I find them really useful and surprisingly reliable. My only bugbear with them over the years has been the backward compatibility of new versions. It would be expensive to replace all of my adpaters when a new design comes out so instead I disassembled a few and figured out a DIY hack to get all of the adapters to work with each other; making them truly universal.
It’s actually quite a quick & simple fix and you only need a few tools, including a drill, 9 or 9.5mm drill bit and a vice or clamp (and a bit of patience).
I hope you find this instructional video helpful. I have various other angling tips, hints and how-to guides right here. You’ll also find more instructional videos on my Fishing Tutorials & Technical YouTube playlist.