A small spring loaded clamp like this http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/189641_lg.jpg and a little webbing is a very cheap way to use a stick for a stick clip. I've been using this setup for years, and I suspect it'll be a lot more dependable than tape and a little twig.
The nice bonus about this system is that you don't need to carry around a pole all day.
dont need tape
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