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ChocLabWhaler posted 06-25-2002 07:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for ChocLabWhaler   Send Email to ChocLabWhaler  
Any ideas? I saw one in Wal-Mart one day last month. Now I can't find it. What do you use to hold fly rods not in use, or, in transit? Where do you mount it so they won't be in the way. I'm hoping to keep them horizontal. ('67 Nauset/Montauk with side rails).
AnthonyT posted 06-25-2002 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     

I had the very same question a week or so ago, specifically for horizantal mounting while underway. Most of the responders came back with the Scotty fly rod holder. I believe they can pivot and a railing mounting in plastic is offered. I know they are also very popular in Kayaks for trolling with fly rods.
This is probably what I'm going to use but I first want to see them in person. I'm leaning towards the rail mounting because I don't want to start drilling holes for this and that....


ChocLabWhaler posted 06-25-2002 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for ChocLabWhaler  Send Email to ChocLabWhaler     
Thanks for the info... Where can I find these Scotty's? How much?
Chap posted 06-25-2002 09:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Going through this myself.
Here is some of the research.
Check out the vacmounts, no screws, bulky though. They work.

I'll probably go with the Delstang Fly Rod Holders from Blue Water Designs. They come in plastic, stainless and aluminum. Their site is down. They are used around here often.


Jerry Townsend posted 06-25-2002 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
I just break them down with the line in place and use the built in rod holders under the gunwales on my 17 OR for longer sessions under way. The rods are out of the way, pretty well protected and are basically ready to be used again. --- Jerry/Idaho
flwhaler posted 06-25-2002 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for flwhaler  Send Email to flwhaler     
I used for my fly rod holders. I used Three 8 inch pieces of velcro on my side rails to suspend my rod and reel. With a safety line on my rod just in case they let loose. I kept my reel cover on the the reel to keep it dry just in case. Works well and cost nearly nothing.


no glitter posted 06-25-2002 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for no glitter  Send Email to no glitter     
I used a standard rod holder and cut a longer slot in it to seat the reel then added a rubber antenna clamp to the grab rail on my console to keep it secure. Works real well.
Dr T posted 06-26-2002 01:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
On my 82 13 Sport, I just lay the rod down in the space between the gunwale and the wooden side rail on the port side of the boat. I have used this for fly rods, spinning rods, and bait casting. They all seem to fit perfectly, and the wooded side rail provides them protection from the passengers.

Nice, friendly little boat.


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