the great debate....

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by thecatman, Aug 26, 2009.

driftmaster monster or other

  1. driftmaster rod holders

  2. monster rod holders

  3. other or homemade please state which brand etc

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  1. thecatman

    thecatman New Member

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    which do you prefer monsters or driftmasters??? i have used both once and liked both what would yall suggest for still fishing with some drifting
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Their both good holders.. but if i had the choice i'd probably go with monster.:wink:
     

  3. Kittycatcher

    Kittycatcher New Member

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    I have Homemade and they were cheap, about $4.00 each. That is with 1/2 dia rod stock. :cool2: :cool2:
     
  4. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Can't go wrong with Monster. They have some good deals.
     
  5. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    I am sticking with my 1/2 duo's....Driftmaster!!!:cool2:
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    The masters of drifting, a fleet of them:

    Bill in SC
     

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  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    From the reviews I've read, I voted for the next rrod holders that will go on my boat. MONSTERS. I like the fact that they will handle the large handle rods. Also the new double action series puts two rod holders in one. Great idea.
     
  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I follow you, Mickey, and I'm sure the Monsters are great holders. I am somewhat confused as to why folks think Driftmasters will only accommodate small rod butts. The Pro Duos I have will take any size less than the barrel of a baseball bat. The DPDs are also double action holders, tried and true. When someone asks me, I direct them to BOTH companies to make their decision from, but at $17 for the 1/2 inch Driftmaster Pro Duos, I don't see how that can be topped, unless, of course, that the Monster Double Action holders are... $16.99. If any BOC MEMBERS need me to provide to them the link where they can get the 1/2 inch Driftmaster Pro Duos for $17, just PM me.

    Bill in SC
     
  9. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I use driftmaster myself, but that is not to take anything away from Monster because I have not tried them yet. Maybe I will get lucky and win one in the Star member giveaway and I can post a review!
     
  10. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    No sir, I'd never say anything derogatory about the Monsters. If the Roundhill uses 'em, they gotta be the heat! I was just wondering what kind of rods folks use that WON'T fit in a Driftmaster holder.

    Bill in SC
     
  11. thecatman

    thecatman New Member

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    sounds like its a complete tossup from the votes and the statements thinkin i may have to buy a few of each lol
     
  12. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    from what i can tell frm the pics online (i dont own either or have tried either) i would go with monster....:crazy::big_smile::angry::confused2::sad2::cool2::smile2::wink::tounge_out::embarassed::eek:oooh::roll_eyes:
     
  13. outdoors1988

    outdoors1988 New Member

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    driftmasters just because that is what i have and and never had monster rod holders or any other.
     
  14. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    Brandon you know what I think, whatever works. I have 6 driftmasters that I need to make a rack for the back of my boat. The monsters look good also, I saw them in person for the first time on Cliffs boat. I wouldn't overlook Tite-Loks either. They are all good, and it is all in how you mount them on how they hold up.
     
  15. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Ive got a hand full of both but I like the 1/2 regular driftmasters over the dual ones, and my home made ones..:wink: These are my ones on the back and I use the driftmasters around the sides,,:cool2:
    Puddle
     

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  16. espressokev

    espressokev New Member

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    cabelas quick-draws...
     
  17. catfishDK

    catfishDK New Member

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    I recently got 4 monster holders 2 with the deluxe rotating base and i LOVE them!! Now that he has the duos out i HAVE to get a few more!! And its not that the driftmasters dont hold a large rod butt its that the monster has a wider opening for a easier release
     
  18. bubbajum

    bubbajum New Member

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    I like my Tite-Lok's they have way more vertical adjustment compared to the others that have only one or two positions. Also the Tite-Lok's are bigger which accept my large rod handles.
     
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  19. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Just curious, why would you prefer the single position holder to a dual position holder. The dual holder gives you the angle that your singles appear to have, PLUS they have the 0 degree "drop down" option when fishin' in close to structure. Heck, I wish there was a THREE position holder. One of these days, if I live long enough, I may just design a holder myself. Sho ain't no rocket science needed in a rod holder design.

    Bill in SC
     
  20. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    Well the monster rod holder will almost accommodate the barrell of a baseball bat. they are huge! ive used both and the monsters are just so much easier to pull a rod out of. And with the size gap between the butt of your rod and the reel also takes a lot of stress off of the part of the rod that is pinned between the two. Im not sure if its ever happened but most rods are made of fiberglass and will break and anyone who knows anything about science would know that with the smaller gap between the two (like the driftmaster) that puts more stress in that section of the rod, making it more prone to grow weak crack and break. with the bigger gap of the monster the stress of a fish on the other end is more distributed throughout the rod giving it less stress and a lesser chance of going weak.
    And