Here are a couple of my earlier posts about to make your own lanyards and leashes. I use these not only on my Mirage Drive, but also on my rods, knife, pliers, and everything else that I don't want to contribute to the sea gods.
Those in Mattâ€™s pic look just like mine that I made from old cell phone cords. Get some clips from West Marine or Lowes, some sleeves or ferrules from the same sources and you are good to go. I also have made some drive leashes from ordinary parachute cord secured to clips with ferrules also.
Here are some links on how to go about making your own:
1. Using nylon parachute cord
http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... hone+cords
2. Using old cell phone cords: