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Fishing Rod Holder

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Rich11, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Rich11

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    Greetings!
    I've been lurking for a while and figured I'd give back on my first post. A few weeks ago as the weather started to break, I wanted to take my new truck fishing and needed a rod holder. After some thought and visits to a few local stores I came up with this. Hope you guys and girls enjoy it. I must say, I got lucky in the paint color match.

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    This simple rodholder from Walmart was $14. I selected it because of the 2 screw holes. I wanted this thing to hold on tight. I went to Ace hardware and got 2 stainless steel bolts that had a large head to fit in the rail when tilted but would hold when screwed in. Same place had the cool looking black knobs. They fit perfectly! While at it, I wanted something to support the bottom 2 holes. Same place had screw-on rubber chair leg feet stopper things or whatever you call them.

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    Screwed the rubber feet in for bottom support in the bottom 2 holes. Came with stainless steel screws to boot. I tightned the top 2 knobs and away I went. Super tight fit, looked good and held 3 rods. Its removable and can fit behind my seat if I needed to take it off in 3 seconds. Fits anywhere along the rail.

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    Oh, best part! Walmart carries this paint.
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    It is made for plastic. It comes in a metallic grey. SAME AS MY 2011 TACOMA ! I really got lucky with that part. But if you look around you can find any color to match your truck.

    TIPS so you dont LEARN THE HARD WAY.......
    ~Let paint dry for A WHILE. Once its dry, it wont come off of the plastic.
    ~Stainless Steel parts are a must.
    ~Clean rodholder before painting
    ~LET PAINT DRY ! Dont rush to mount it......Trust me !

    Total cost, just over over $25.

    Hope you enjoy'd my first post.... :D
    ~Rich~
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    Toyota Truck

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    That's a good first post....Welcome to TW.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

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    looks good man! i might have to go and do this because im always just throwing my rods in the bed of the truck.
    +1 for you sir :thumbsup:
    welcome to TW by the way hope you enjoy it here
     
  4. Jun 2, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    red2last

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    that looks good.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    SATXguy

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    That's really cool and creative! I might have to copy your idea!
     
  7. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    NoviceFisher

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    I had pretty much the same Idea but made mine out of pvc pipe and mounted it the same way. I would really like to use the rod holder you found at Walmart but can't find it. is there a part number or name to help me find it. Thanks, hope you see this soon.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    Okeetee

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    Found this on Walmart's website. Looks identical.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/SeaSense-Single-Tube-Rod-Holder/16778820
     
  9. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Nice! I just made these the other night for when I am back down in the OBX so I do not need to break rods down all the time.

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  10. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    That's what he said in the OP

    Great work on the 3-rod holder! I just got a couple of those expandable hard cases from Bass Pro Shops so that I can throw them into the bed and not worry about rod breakage. Plus, I can stack gear on them or keep them extended and just lean them up against the tailgate for my 7'+ rods.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    But the person I quoted had trouble finding it on Walmart's site. Merely helping a brotha out :D

    EDIT: Oops. Now that I look back, I think he was referring to the actual holder/bracket. My fault! :anonymous:
     
  12. Jul 31, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    I found an identical looking rack at the local West Marine last fall. The best part was it was already black. No painting required!

    I couldn't find the cool knobs and feet the OP used, so mine is not as slick. However a couple bolts, washers, and wing nuts work pretty well on mine. The rig holds my surf rod well.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    I'll have to do this. Especially since the J hook idea doesn't work so well with a short bed... -_-
     
  14. Feb 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    This really helped me out. Using this idea!
     
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    Nice job, need to mount two fishin pole holders to my tool box soon!
     
  16. Feb 24, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    What size bolts and parts did you exactly use?
     
  18. Jun 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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    I'm at ace hardware right now clueless what to get..smh
     
  19. Jan 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    I have a 3-rod holder from cabelas. I am trying to attach it to the front bed rail slide system. Any ideas would be great.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM
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    oops. wrong link. Its similar but its the Cabela's model.
     
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