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DIY: Bed Rail Fishing Rod Holder

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Boogyman, May 1, 2014.

  1. Sep 10, 2015 at 4:53 AM
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  2. Sep 10, 2015 at 5:47 AM
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  4. Jan 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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    20170119_174342522_iOS.jpg Some scrap plywood and rail hardware. Probably going to need add some eye screws and Velcro straps to hold the rods in place for beach driving.
     
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  5. Jan 31, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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    now this I like...I need to make something like this for our stuff. Im thinking on making something like this for my tacoma without a topper. Maybe just hang 4 max rods on it, couple of the new rods I just bought are about 6 foot long but they are one piece not 2 piece rods. So they might hang over the bed a little but it would be better than just rolling around in the bed. I had to sand some nicks on a couple reels from setting them down on the bed or it might have been from the rocks we were fishing off of this summer. Either way its better to have them neatly stacked than thrown in the back of the bed.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    Great idea, good description, thanx
     
  7. Feb 13, 2017 at 5:52 PM
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    Great cheap setup. Exactly what I'm looking for. Simple, removable and not bulky.

    How'd you get the carriage bolts to mount inside the rack system? Did you slide them in from the end?
     
  8. Feb 13, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    So many great uses! This is happening
     
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    Did basically the same I used some skinny bolts and washers

    20171001_142217.jpg
     
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    solid write up thanks
     
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    I made this set up with Tacomapocalypse bed bars and Du-Bro trac-a-rod holder. Love the way it works and looks!!20180419_183956.jpg 20180421_092547.jpg 20180421_092612.jpg
     
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    Simple mods
    Is this also applicable for side rails?
     
  14. Sep 8, 2019 at 12:06 AM
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    Did you also used 1/2 carriage bolt? Did you drill the Berkley rod holder holes?
     
  15. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    Yes, however you may have to secure them with a bungee or strap because they'll be much more susceptible to falling out at highway speeds
     
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    I made some out of a poly cutting board from Walmart...

    I mean Starboard. It's totally Starboard guys. Very professional.

    After that, it was just carriage bolts which I cut down and beveled to size to fit the rails. I'm using gear ties to keep the rods seated in the holders.
     
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