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Rod holder idea - thread link

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by steelhd, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Sep 8, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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    steelhd

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    The first set of holders I built were similar. Almost identical actually but I tossed them. Inexpensive 3 tube bases with a piece of aluminum plate. Works well for others but I really didn't like how high it places the rod tips in the slipstream ($250 steelhead rod tip taken out by a pebble or jubebug?!) or the vertical stacking when laid down lower. At some point I will do something that mounts high off the front rail (above coolers, etc) using "mortar tubes" and aluminum tubing for big long surf and salmon shore rods.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2015 at 10:21 PM
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    cooler racks are great, i will have one soon, but you cant beat the security of a lockable snowboard rack. i put all my surf gear on my roof. now moving from spot to spot ill leave them im the rocket launchers but id rather travel with my gear laying down. and i have 3 11'+ surf rods.
     
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  5. Oct 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM
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    Here's a rod holder I made with some PVC pipes with my dad

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    I made this one a while back....
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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  11. Feb 21, 2016 at 11:35 AM
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    snowboard rack FTW!!

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  12. Mar 10, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    Simple. Effective. Free

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    nice idea! how did you make it?
     
  14. Mar 27, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    I found a drop hitch on craigslist for $25 and had a friend cut it down from 12" to 6". I bought some bolts at Tractor Supply and the fishing rod holders at Academy. I had a board (2x8 or 2x6) laying around and cut it to size. I bolted everything together and reversed the drop hitch to help with clearance. The rods don't move around when I'm flying up and down the freeway.
     
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    Here's my modest rod tube :headbang:

    Can fit about 25-30 rods without reels, 3 combos at once. And it locks.

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    My Father helped me make this rod holder. The rod tips will clear the bed extender by about 2 inches. I'm looking forward to putting this thing to good use!
     
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  17. Mar 29, 2016 at 3:42 AM
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    I do a lot of surf fishing. My 11' and 12' rods would stick up way too much with most of the vertical holders I see out there. I used PVC pipe and t-fittings, which I cut open on the top side. The arms of the rack are secured with bolts and wingnuts. They can be removed, leaving only the 2 support tubes you see in the 2nd photo. Made it this way so I could go through car washes. I also added a 3rd holder for my shorter rods. You can get creative and add more PVC fittings to hold as many rods as you need. This is a great setup when chasing stripers up and down the beach.

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    FINALLY GOT IT!!!!!!!! installed right, nothing drilled or permanently mounted to the frame, only had to clearance the lower bumper cover.
    brackets are done and powder coated. i love this thing!

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  20. Apr 3, 2016 at 5:01 AM
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    On the longer rods, if I mounted them that way, the reels would smack the roof. That or the tips would stick out the back too far for my liking. You can do it with 5-7' foot rods. That's no problem - but then why even use this style rack?
     

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