Rod Holders

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by Jaylake_21, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Jaylake_21

    Jaylake_21 New Member

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    First off I want to say that I am enjoying being on this site alot. I have learned so much in the week that I have been here. Ok, my question is: I have a 1993 Alumacraft jon boat, and want to put a few rod holders on it. I have looked at lots of different kinds. Which is the best? And is it possible to put them on my boat without alot of effort. Im kinda sensitive to drilling holes in it, etc. This is my first boat, and know that if anybody can answer my question, it will be someone from here. Thanks
     
  2. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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  3. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey Jay,

    First of all, I would like to :worship::0a25: you to the B.O.C.

    you may want to check something like this one out:

    http://www.titelok.com/product_info.php?products_id=246

    That way, you would not have to go thought all that drilling of holes into your boat.
    :wink:
    :0a26:
     
  4. Jaylake_21

    Jaylake_21 New Member

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    Wow, kinda expensive.
     
  5. shania

    shania New Member

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    :0a36:
    When I get home from work today, I'll check some more for ya! :smile2:

    But is that the kind of rod holder that you are looking for?
    :0a23:
     
  6. Jaylake_21

    Jaylake_21 New Member

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  7. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i only buy metal holders, i dont trust even the thickest plastic eith over $100 of rod and reel
    I personally like the Driftmaster Pro Duo, it is stout, probably overkill but i like it for both ancor and drifting
     
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    chris dornbusch New Member

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  9. shania

    shania New Member

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    :0a27: with James for the same reasons.

    When it comes down to a rod holder - holding on to my $100 reel -that's just happen to be mounted on my $50 rod - all hanging on the side of your boat - I would pay for stout metal or steel Rod Holder.
    (Think About It :0a14:)
    :wink:
     
  10. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Don't be affraid to drill. Just measure twice and drill once. Ya won't be dissapointed.
     
  11. neocats

    neocats New Member

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  12. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    I have Driftmaster PROs on my boat. The creaking sounds of plastic rod holders makes me nervous!:eek:oooh:
     
  13. BigB

    BigB New Member

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    Don't get that one from cabelas. I bought one a couple years ago and clamp broke in half the first time a big fish hit. Lost a good rod and reel. Go with metal even if they are a little expensive.
     
  14. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    You won't go wrong with Drift Master. The pro series will fit any handle on any rod. You can order the from Steve at Catfish Safari. He is a Drift Master dealer and a BOC sponsor.:big_smile:

    Thanks
    David
     
  15. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    CK. WALMART THERE HALF THAT PRICE AND THEY CARRY ATTWOOD , THEY HAVE BOTH KINDS, I USE THE PRO AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY BAD LUCK YET:smile2:
     
  16. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    its great to have you aboard
     
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    foodsaver New Member

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  18. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    just pony up the bucks and buy genuine driftmaster pro series rod holders. You'll never be sorry you did.
     
  19. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    Jay go to the boc library you can make some out of pvc pipe,ive made a bunch for my boat,but there again i dont think twice about drillin a hole in mine to make it easy on me,but thats just me,but do check out the library thers a lot of good stuff in there...
     
  20. Zing

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    Jay welcome to the BOC, you can't go wrong with the info here. I'm like you I did not want to drill into my new boat but after talking with the brothers here I could not be happier with end result. Go with driftmaster rod holders.