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adaco posted 03-02-2004 12:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for adaco   Send Email to adaco  
I would welcome any recommendations for holders or mounts for running with up to 4 rigged and ready flyrods on a Montauk?
Joe Kriz posted 03-02-2004 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     

I owned a Montauk for 15 years and put 4 flyrods, 2 on each side, inside of the side and bow rail stanchions..

Not easy to describe here but I will try..
If you take the tip of the rods and insert them between the gunwales and the 2nd side rail stanchion, slide the rods forward carefully watching out for the eyes on the rods, until the reels hit the stanchions. Then put another rod on top of this.. The reels had protective bags over them. The rods and reels can't go anywhere...

I carried 4 fly rods, 8' to 8 1/2', like this even when trailering and never had any problems.. They were always out of the way when not in use.. I found no need for any other type of brackets or holders.

I wish I could do the same now with my Outrage 18 but haven't found the perfect solution so far..

Give it a try.. If it doesn't work for you, you haven't lost anything...

First Thought posted 03-02-2004 03:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for First Thought  Send Email to First Thought     

I carry two nine foot rods the same way. When I want a rod out I break it down, mine are two piece, pull out about 6 feet of line and let it drop into a bucket. I have a piece of 3/4inch pvc that I bungee to one of the console side rails. I cut out a slot on the pvc that my reel foot fits in and I stick the two piece rod into the tube. I can get it out reassemble and get a cast out in reasonable time. I'm sure there is probably a better way, but I haven't discovered it yet and I sure don't want my fly rods bumping around unprotected.

Rob Cote posted 03-02-2004 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     

I modified the rod holders on the front of the console. I removed each of them and ran the front sides length-wise through the bandsaw, cutting about a 1 inch slot down the face of the rod holders. I started the slot at the top of the rod holder, and finished the slot about 3 to 4 inches from the base.

The rods can be rigged and ready to use when needed. When underway, I find that I need a small bungie cord accross the top face of the entire set rod holders to keep the fly rods safe - just in case.

Works like a champ. I'll snap some pictures if you'd like.

- Rob

Dr T posted 03-02-2004 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
I have used the same approach as Joe (in principle) for transporting fly, spin, and bait casting rods in my 13 Sport. The rods are placed between the gunwale and the side rail, and positioned so that the reel is on the bottom. This was about the only way I figured out how to transport a 9' bass rod without having it bounce all over the place.
adaco posted 03-03-2004 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for adaco  Send Email to adaco     
Thanks, fellas. Great suggestions, as usual.


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