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Fishing Rod Holder question and Ideas!

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by gatorboyy13, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    I'm going down to Bass Pro tomorrow to pick up the new Stradic CI4 in the 2500 series and might pick up a G Loomis Drop Shot Rod. Its hard for me to justify spending 200+ dollars for a rod but I've never owned one. They are the Icon's of the fishing rod world :laugh:
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    I won't get that handle though...they have 3 options. I'll go with the standard flat one
     
  2. Taco Dan

    Taco Dan Well-Known Member

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    Youre gonna love that reel. I have the 4000 size and have caught anything from trout, big 30"+ bull reds,kings, and even amberjack. The one thing that did almost turn me away from getting that was the handle though, like you said they have a standard handle but I think the ci4 only comes with the round one I know the 4000 size comes with one a little bigger than the smaller sizes. The handle does take a little while to get used to but once you get used to it, it is actually pretty comfortable in your hand. Cant say much about the rod those g loomis sure are nice but havent quite justified spending $200+ on a rod lol
     
  4. live4perfection

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    Here's my solution...I've had these bad boys for at least 6 yrs...worth every penny of the $90 I spent.
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  5. Taco Dan

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    quite a rig you got man, looks awesome! heavy duty too.
    :thumbsup:
     
  6. TacoDaTugBoat

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    My 2 piece rods go under bungees under the roof of my cap. I keep my kayak paddles and life vest up there too. I have more bungees now than in the picture.
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  7. TIPICOTACO

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    few things here n there, check out the build
    Here's mine:
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    I have a Thule Track that is thru-bolted to the roof of my cap. The bolts extend enough that I configured a way to attach aircraft cable from one side to another using d-rings and wingnuts. I put the cable through a length of pvc pipe and then foam pipe insullation over the pvc. I then cut out spots for the rods to sit into.
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    its working pretty well so far, still trying to figure out the best way to keep them from shifting when hitting bumps/offroad.
     
  8. ToyotaKTMracing

    ToyotaKTMracing The Blue Warrior

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    Working on mine. Attaching to bed rail. Using 1.5" PVC. Hope it's not too small down the road
     
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    Here's mine. This is first mod I made. Just got my truck last week and needed something quick for a trip this coming weekend. I bought a four rod holder from the local Bass Pro Shops and painted them black. (They didn't have them at the Walmart by me, so I probably over paid @ $25.) I just bought some stainless steel hardware at Lowes to mount it. I got one inch washers that I used on both sides. I angled the one end into the utility rail system and popped it in place and used a wing nut on the other side to secure it. It's really easy to remove when not needed.

    You can see it here before mounting where I screwed corks to the bottom. These keep it from bending in toward the bed wall:
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    Here it is pre-assembled and ready to be mounted:
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    Here it is mounted. It's a little off center because the corks needed to go into the indentions to fit. I may cut the corks to allow me to center if it starts to bug me.
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    Here's the hardware I used:
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    she's real strong

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    Did you make that or but it?
     
  13. penguinwobbler

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    all hand made
     
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    ok, so I am a tournament bass fisherman. I have a double cab short bed, and expensive rods. I was wondering what any of you guys do that fish on the road if any of yall do? I DONT have two pieces, and my shortest rod is a 6'6" and the go as long as a 7'11". I dont really want a camper shell. I the only way I can currently safely secure my rods in in the passenger seat of my truck, but when I am traveling with people it doesnt really work. I was thinking about a roof rack with a locking rod tube maybe. Im not sure if I want to invest in stuff like this yet though. any thoughts?
     
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