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DIY Bed Fishing Rod holder

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cardsallday13, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Mar 16, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    Cardsallday13

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    Has anyone rigged up a way to transport fishing rods in the truck bed that are longer than the diagonal or length of the bed?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    You trying to go vertical or what? I transport 9ft fly rods and 7ft baitcasters by setting the reel on the center console and running them through the sliding back window. I put all the rods angled to the driver side so I can close the window all but an inch to keep them from being pulled out. Been doing it this way for years. If no one is in the passenger seat I just put the butt end down in the passenger footwell and they are angled such that they fit inside.
     
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    i'm trying to go horizontal. I don't have access to the window because i have a soft topper. basically just want to secure while i have the tailgate open...
     
  4. Mar 16, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    I would just use something like this. And bolt them to a mount you can either buy like this. The mount to the bed rail would be easy enough to make with supplies from Home Depot. You could then put a little bungie cord attached to the top of the rod holder to secure at the bottom to ensure they don't slip out. Similar to what I use on my Hobie seen here.
     
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