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rail mounted rod holder suggestions

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Anyone use Folbe holders? Any suggestions for a rod holder that is designed specifically to be rail mounted?

thanks, LB

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I have not seen them in action yet but I have heard good things about the Folbe's from people who do have them.

Downeast is another good one not sure about rail mounted capabilties though.

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I have heard good things about Folbes also.

I've got rail mounted Rams on my boat. Love them!

Something to keep in mind is that the rod holder base will rotate on the rail regardless of how tight you get the nuts & bolts. I wrapped a piece of rubber around my rail before attaching the rod holder and it holds pretty well. I'm sure hockey tape would work as well. You need something for the rod holder base to grip.

Not the best picture but gives you an idea of my setup.

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I put 2 wraps of duct tape around my rail before putting on the rail mount rod holders. That was several years ago and they still hold tight.

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I use Tempest Fish Ons and they work great. The rail mounts come with a clear wrap to put around the rail so they don't slip.

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I like the rail mounts to slip a bit. Not enough to move forward or back but enough where I can tilt them to where I want them depending on if Im trolling boards or bottom bouncing or whatever else.

I have the Rams as well and so do most guys I fish with. They are nice but Im looking at Cabelas Quick Draws or whatever they are.

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I've fished out of I Da Man's boat a few times and he runs the Folbe's. Very, very nice units. Lift straight up and out. There aint no other way for that rod to come out. I like the way they open up like a clam shell. Then set the rod back in and it closes back up real nice. They really are a quality rod holder with many options available for different type applications!

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Take a look at Driftmaster. I use them for my Dipsy rods and like them a lot. They won't slip on the rail and are very strong.

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I installed the Scotty rail-mounts on my boat. They work great for me.

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thanks for all the good info, I ordered some folbe holders this morning.

lb

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Anyone still reading this post, Scotties do work great. They are nice and big (catfishing rods) and adjust like a dream. Sorry so late.

I second Scotties!! smile.gif

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