My buddy has a 24' john boat and uses driftmaster but I would do Monster Rod Holders, thats whats on my boat, both will get the job doneAnyone know any good rod holders that install easy on a jon boat?
I was gonna say this, but steve has mounts for all kinds of scenarios, they just arent on the site, PM him and he'll let you know what he can do for youIf you are looking to get some without doing any modifications you will be limited to the clamp on kind , which are not worth spending $ on . You could mount a 2x4 about 6 to 8 inches long on the inner side of the boat where you want your rod holder then you could mount a monster to it . The longer the 2x4 the more rod holders . If it was me I would just make a bracket all the way across the stern of the boat and mount 4 to 6 monsters on it . Monster rod holders also sell a bracket for mounting the rod holders on .
Look at the pictures in this trend , might give you an idea >>> http://www.catfish1.com/forums/f559/my-brand-new-rod-rack-monster-rod-holders-144765.html
If you are looking to get some without doing any modifications you will be limited to the clamp on kind , which are not worth spending $ on .
if you read people's posts there is absolutely nothing wrong with the driftmasters. They are an excellent choice in a rod holder. The complaints people have with driftmasters are the fact that when you're in swift current and a fish bury's your rod to the water its hard to pull your rod out of the holder, which the monster doesnt have that problem. I can personally say that I have had that problem on a buddies boat with his 1/2" Duo Pros, we were in extremly swift current using 10oz weights, a 53LB Blue burried my glowstick and it took at least 10-15 seconds just to get the rod out of the holder. Now if that had been a rod with a thick handle like my tigers or James River rods who knows how long it would've taken to get the rod out of the holder. There are 3 things that Monster has over Driftmasters: (1) THEY DONT HAVE THE PROBLEM i JUST TALKED ABOUT (2) Steve is here, can be touched, gives a lifetime warranty, and supports the Catfish as well as USCA communities. and (3) They are just so damn sexier than the driftmaster loldrifmaster sales a clamp on base that you can take on and off and if you ask me a drifmaster looks better and no mater what anyone tells you that will take the same beating as a monster.
Did you install your rod holders by drilling holes or use the clamp on base that store sells? I'd prefer not to drill holes.google hill,s boat rigging and wire forms. it will show an ebay store. these are the best rod hoders i have found for the money. 6 rubber coated holders and the mounting brackets for 48 bucks. they are like heavy duty driftmasters. the only thing u have to buy is screws to mount the brackets. i fish out of a 16 foot jon with 11 of these around it and ive caught fish in the high 30,s very often. check em out