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Truck pole holder
Does anyone have any ideas where or how to build a nice pole holder for my truck shell my rods are to long and will not fit in my short bed any ideas would be great thanks
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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
In my Dodge Durango, I hung two clothes hanger elastic cords side to side. They have loops to keep rods from sliding around. Worked great.

I don't use that system in my current vehicle. You can have them if you'd like.



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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
Have you considererd the type of rack fly fishermen use on top of their vehicles for their long rods. Check YouTube and you'll probably find some ideas.

One other thing came to mind: Tubedude probably has a suggestion using (wait for it) PVC.

Mike


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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
You looking for something while you're close to the river and fishing, or that you can travel high speeds on the highway with? When we steelhead we use a rod holder that mounts on the front of the truck and the rods go up over the cab, but it's a slower speed deal while we are on the river and moving from hole to hole... On the way to the river we disassemble the rods and throw them in back in the rod tubes... I'll bet if you want to mount them on top of your shell you can make a nice PVC holder unless that looks too cheap for your tastes... I'll watch for Pat's ideas as well... Later J
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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
This is what I have come up with for my truck. With this system I am able to go down the freeways and wherever I want without hurting my poles. I'm sure you'd be able to modify something similar to your needs.
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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
http://www.portarod.com

Here's an idea.




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Re: [Fishrmn] Truck pole holder In reply to
you guys keep giving the OP advice on ROD holders. He specifically asked about POLE holders.

Come on man.

MadPlum -- you have a shell on your truck bed, correct? So the rods are too long to place in your truck bed with the shell door closed?

Do your rods not break down? Seems like that would be the most cost effective, and simple solution.

Alternatives:
Rod Vaults by Denver Outfitters
Sumo Rod Carrier
Tight Line Enterprises Rod Transport Systems
old ski racks
pvc tubes



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Re: [PBH] Truck pole holder In reply to
I am interested in any suggestions on this thread. But now I am more curious what the difference is between a pole and rod. Does rod only apply to the fly version or have a minimum length. If I can use the correct nomenclature my friends won’t look and me crossed eyed when I ask them to hand me “that long flexible thing with eyelets that have the string throug it.”
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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
What hasn't been determined is 1:whether or not you have reels attached 2:how long are your rods 3:would they fit inside your shell diagonally 4:how many rods? Only when all the data is given, can a good answer be given. Just my opinion.
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Re: [Stickleback] Truck pole holder In reply to
If you want to get technical, rods include spinning, baitcasting, and fly fishing. About tenkara, i don't know what that is classified as. Spinning rods (obviously) are combined with spinning reels, baitcasting with baitcasters and spincast. These types have eyes that the line runs through. Poles on the other hand, have no reel. Poles are most commonly used in the UK. The line is inside the rod in some models, and it comes out the tip, or it is just attached to the tip on others. Lengths of poles can be from around 10 feet to around 60 feet long. They can be that long because there is no casting involved.

This picture shows some typical poles.
image/jpeg pole-fishing.jpg (21.8 KB)
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Re: [Stickleback] Truck pole holder In reply to
Stickleback wrote:
I am interested in any suggestions on this thread. But now I am more curious what the difference is between a pole and rod. Does rod only apply to the fly version or have a minimum length. If I can use the correct nomenclature my friends won’t look and me crossed eyed when I ask them to hand me “that long flexible thing with eyelets that have the string throug it.”
As a kid in Idaho, I grew up fishin' "cricks". I used a "pole". Later in life I graduated to fishing creeks, with a rod.

There have been pertinent questions raised...about length of rods...one piece or two...reels attached, etc. Do you have a picture and/or measurements of the area you have to work with? I can possibly offer some suggestions or designs for PVC goodies. But in the back of my SUV I just string a bungee cord across between the two hanger hooks and slide the rod tips up over the bungee. Holds in place and never gets in the way.

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Re: [bblake98] Truck pole holder In reply to
Regarding that picture of pole fishing, I suspect it is a poor country and people generally seem to think of pole fishing as making due with less usually by limitations of means.

But, there is another pole fishing that has intrigued me as it's using the technique for actual advantages as in this video where speed and efficiency in tuna fishing is surprising:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGmKO4CQ56c

Ronald :)
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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
Mad Plumber (and group),

A plumber would know. They usually have racks above the cab for pipes. Perhaps use some big PVC pipe with end caps mounted on top of everything. Then, rods too long for inside your camper can be inside and protected.

An expedient shortcut would be to get one of those (free) long cardboard tubes for carpet or roll material or shipping tubes and just lay it in your camper shell anyway it fits with the amount of necessary length sticking out and bungie cord the back glass hatch as much closed as it will close on it. Your rods inside that would be protected. Make it still inexpensive yet last with occasional rain, by painting it. A slight upgrade to PVC and that's still inexpensive, durable and protective.

I've damaged expensive ultralight rods by breaking the tips with them just getting snagged on things and clutter mainly in the dark, so now I use tubes of one sort or another.

Ronald :)
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Re: [RonPaulFan] Truck pole holder In reply to
Thanks for pointing that out. 1 pole probably costs more than all of my rods and reels combined.
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Re: [bblake98] Truck pole holder In reply to
Poles are likely mass produced and very low cost compared to American marketed rods. Those long ones of the photograph were impressive. (I'm wondering if that is farm fishing in China.)

Interestingly, I have a rod that can be fished like a pole in that it's long reach and amazingly lightweight carbon fiber at twenty three feet. Even still, it is a four piece, so it fits in a 5 foot 9 inch case with the reel. It can be fished with targeting the other side of a river like fly fishing yet without all the mending intensive techniques to deal with uneven currents. You can even totally ignore current by just dangling the fly over the water under the branches. The fish will very much know it's there!

Ronald :)
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Re: [Stickleback] Truck pole holder In reply to
Stickleback wrote:
...I am more curious what the difference is between a pole and rod. ...


Wow. Everyone on this thread is really confused.

Look, it's simple. Just ask yourself a question: What do you shoot?

for the person that does not appreciate his tools, he may answer "a gun". But for the person that does appreciate his tools he will answer "a rifle".

It's no different for anglers. Those who simply view their tool as "that long flexible thing..." may answer "a pole". But for those who understand what a rod does; it is a "rod".


"...all good things come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy."

"...he would hold his rod straight out in front of him, where it trembled with the beating of his heart. Although it was eight and a half feet long, it weighed only four and a half ounces. It was made of split bamboo cane from the far-off Bay of Tonkin. It was wrapped with red and blue silk thread, and the wrappings were carefully spaced to make the delicate rod powerful but not so stiff it could not tremble.

Always it was to be called a rod."



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Dr. Raymond Stantz

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Re: [Madplumber] Truck pole holder In reply to
Confusion and silliness aside, here ya go:

Cabela's Rack-Em Rod (or Pole) Holder

http://www.cabelas.com/...62&CQ_zstype=REG



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Re: [RockyRaab] Truck pole holder In reply to
they are my 10ft trolling rods half of the time i am not pulling a boat and one of the rods do not break in my old truck i had a long bed and was able to put in bed on a angle but new truck is short bed and i can build something out of pvc but don't know how tacky it would look and worried about busting my eyelits thanks for all your ideas if i come up with something i will defiantly share it
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I use mostly 7ft, 1 pc rods. Use some5 or 6 inch PVC, in the needed length, glue a blind cap on one end and a screw cap on the other. Sew some sleeves out of cheap flannel for the rods and slide them in the case when traveling. You already have most of the material. I used the thinner wall drain type pipe, some with holes, some w/out. Still use em to store some rods in the garage. You can even attach a handle to it using a couple of hose clamps if you desire.
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Re: [Therapist] Truck pole holder In reply to
One more thing, pole fishing is pretty sophisticated these days. Check out European match fishing. The poles they use are up to 30 ft long and can be taken down to facilitate removing a fish. They are carbon fiber and can set you back 2-300 Pounds which would be around 3 to 500 dollars, not cheap. So don't put modern "fishing poles" in the same category with the old cane pole of yester year !!! I have several telescoping poles for panfishing, 18-25 ft long that set me back about $50.00 each. Give me a long reach over the cover !!