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Rod Holders?????
Guys, I have a new Tundra I'm rigging up. I am trying to decide which type of rod holders to go with. The choices I'm struggling with are whether to drill holes in the gunwales and install flush mounts of install a grab rail and go with rail mounts. I am leaning towards the rail option but it's a bit more $$. Any thoughts or experieces would be appreciated.

Need to be ready for open water walleye at Startvation..

Thanks, Todd... Fishin'


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Re: [WET1] Rod Holders????? In reply to
Wet1,
I had the rail type and they slip around the rail all the time,
I like the side/deck mount that way you only have 4 screws instead of a big hole w/4 screws,
I use the Scotty Power Lock Rod Holders
I love mine.



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I vote for rail mount - this give you the flexiblity of moving your rod holders where they best fit your fisherman. If the boat top is up I can move them if I want. I get the added feature that I have a nice chrome rail to grab onto whenever necessary and it looks good.

Attached is some other options you can mount on your rail - drink holders, RAM mounts, etc.

Good Luck in whatever choice you make - I just don't like to drill many large holes in boat either.....

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Re: [WET1] Rod Holders????? In reply to
I have a Tundra and put a bunch of RAM side mount rod holders in. I would be happy to send pics or bs. Send me a pm, if interested.

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Re: [WalleyeWiper] Rod Holders????? In reply to
Lundman, that's exactly the rail I was looking at installing, they're a bit pricey though.
Walleyewiper, I would love to see some pics of the way you mounted them.

Thanks for the help guys...Fishin'


"Sunrise is always best on the water."
Todd Hall
Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation ><((((>
Director
Anything Wet Fishing Team

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Re: [WET1] Rod Holders????? In reply to
this is what I have done. I have down rigger slide on/off mounts and I made a slide bracket that slides into the down rigger mounts and I mounted my rod holders to that and I can switch back to the riggers in a second. works great. I can post pics if you would like. later chuck

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Re: [utwalleye] Rod Holders????? In reply to
That's exactly what I've wished for - - rod holders I can slide into my downrigger mounts when I'm not using them. I would like to see what you've done to make them. I've wondered why they don't market them, but then there are a lot of different kinds of downrigger mounts. Seems like an obvious thing to me.



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Re: [WET1] Rod Holders????? In reply to
 I use a flush top mount then cannon makes a slide in post mount for my down riggers.They cost kind of a lot (100 a side),but I didn't have to drill any new holes in the boat.Smile


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Re: [MisterCompletely] Rod Holders????? In reply to
I'll get you some pic's tomorrow, I'm at work rightnow so I'll post in the morning. later chuck

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here's a couple pics of the brackets I made. I used a 3in. alum. angle iron and a piece poly, poly is somthing like a plastic but stronger. I cut the poly to fit in my downrigger
base mount. then I cut the angle iron about 1\4in. smaller on each side and boltted it the the poly. I had to counter sink the flathead screws so the would slide in the mount. then I had to cut (drill) a small hole for the locking pin pn the base mount. it all seems to work great for me. hope this help you guys out. later chuck
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Re: [WET1] Rod Holders????? In reply to
You can pick up some cheater chrome rails at Marine Products on 17th S & 900 West, SLC. Then you can get the ones you want and don't have to pay shipping - I think mine were $46 and I just had to drill two small holes per rail.

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Re: [utwalleye] Rod Holders????? In reply to
Thanks Utwalleye for posting your pictures. I will definitely make up some rod holders for my downrigger mounts. Something to do while I'm waiting for the water to get softer and more boat-friendly. Thanks again!



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Re: [MisterCompletely] Rod Holders????? In reply to
Thanks guys for all your feedback. I think I'm going to try some side mount ones first.


"Sunrise is always best on the water."
Todd Hall
Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation ><((((>
Director
Anything Wet Fishing Team