My River Rod Holders

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by heavyduty, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    I built this rod holder out of galvanized steel pipe.
    The top bar is 3/4''ID and the OD is 1'' which fits the driftmaster 1'' round bases. I can adjust them to any angle I need.

    The two vertical pipes are 1/2'' (just because i already had them)
    I used 3/8 allthread and ran through them, the boat,and the top pipe
    I used the brackets off an old basketball goal and spray painted them silver
     

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  2. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    nice set up. looks like you did a good job.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    The set-up looks good and sturdy. Thanks for sharing the pics
     
  4. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    Looks Good Scott, bring this rig to Tunica and give it a try.
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Looking good Scott:cool2: thanks for shareing
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Scott the finish product looks great. I see you put a lot of thought into it. I think you have braced it good enoug to hold some big flatties and blues. Thanks for sharing the pics and keep us informed on how they perform.:cool2:
     
  7. explayer

    explayer New Member

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    thanks for sharing it looks great should work great
     
  8. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Thanks Fellas, it is REAL sturdy and i have two more bases and holders i can add to it. I wanted a rodholder that i could adjust to any angle (vertical and horizontal) out the back of the boat because i like to fish in very swift current and anchor from the bow.
     
  9. shania

    shania New Member

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    :eek:oooh: "Looking good Scott"! - "Looking Good"! :eek:oooh:
    :confident:

    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    they look good scott hope they work as good
     
  11. SNAGGED

    SNAGGED New Member

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    Looks good. I spent some of yesterday building pole holders for bank fishing. Wish I had a boat to make a pole holder like that.
     
  12. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    I got to try it out this weekend and it worked good. I was anchored and had my rods out and a boat came by me with a big wake and my anchor slipped and didnt notice it until my rods were bent way over! They held up under that and i caught a fish too. The setup worked good and was really pleased with it.
     
  13. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Scott,
    Nice looking rod holders. Looks like you have them braced up good. BTW what kind of rods are you using there? I'm trying to decide what kind of casting rods to buy. Looks like you are using spinning reels too. What kind of reels do you use? I bought a couple of nice Abu Garcia 6500 C 3 bait casters from a good friend of mine,and I'm trying to decide what kind of rods I want to go with to match up with my reels. I've also got to come up with some rod holders for my boat,as I'm going to try some drift fishing this summer.
     
  14. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    nice looking set up thanks for sharing
     
  15. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Gave me some new ideas. Thanks for posting.
     
  16. Phatdaddy

    Phatdaddy New Member

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    nice job on them heavey duty holders
     
  17. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Gordhawk, those are Penn 105C's and one of the rods is a Berkley Big Game and the other one is a Walker Big Cat Series.
     
  18. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Scott,
    Thanks for the info on the rods. Like I said I'm trying to figure out what kind of rods I want to get to match up with the reels I have. Just trying to get different ideas on what other people are using.
    Thanks again,
    Glenn
     
  19. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    It's kinda funny I have good reels on cheap rods:lol: but they seem to work good.