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Go2fish

Rod Holders??

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Go2fish

So I am looking to get some rod holders for the boat. I am pretty much going to fish tonka, and will primarily use them when bobber fishing for Walleye, trolling for walleye and trolling for Muskie. Do you need a difft one if you are going to use a spinning reel vs a baitcaster or can you use the same for both.

Am looking at Cabelas and they have the Cabela's QuickDraw Round Flush-Mount Rod Holders with 360HT, now I do not know what the Quickdraw or 360HT features are on this but Cabelas loves em.

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Sandmannd

Na, I use the same all the time. I had some Scotties that came with the boat but have added the generic ones from Fleet Farm that are two for $16 and they work just fine.

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Ralph Wiggum

Check out Folbe holders. A little bit expensive, but awesome!

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PierBridge

DownEast is another Rod holder the Muskie guys swear by... again spendy but very good.

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solbes

Got some freebie Roberts (Attwood) rod holders that came with our dock. Works equally well for spinning or bait casting reels. Honestly you will not catch more fish with one more than the other. But I do admit I like the look of the flush mount rod holders.

Flush mount would not work on my new Lund, but the Roberts look quite nice on the Lund Sport-track brackets.

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davesfriend

I use the cheap one also. Have caught everything from northerns to coho on them with no problems. The cool thing with the cheap ones if you loose one you are not out alot of $$$. They don't fit spinning reals as well as they hold trolling rods, but it sure beats holding on when you are busy unhooking MONSTERS!

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PerchJerker

I like Tempress Fish-On rodholders, have used them for years.

I've never used the Quick-Draw ones you're talking about but have heard some guys ocmplain about them.

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Ralph Wiggum

I've never used the Quick-Draw ones you're talking about but have heard some guys ocmplain about them.

Are you referring to the Folbes? They do take a bit to get used to and stick a little when new, but once you get used to them and wear them in, they rock.

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JimBuck

I bought the cabela's 360 swivels and have enjoyed them a lot. I use them for anything from trollin' for skis, to cattin'. They've taken quite a beating and have held up nicely. I recommend getting a set that you mount inside your boat and not to the gunwhale. Some of those have been known to come loose on a big strike. I figure, if I am using good equipment i've worked hard for....I might as well buy good rod holders that I can trust instead of saving a few bucks and risk losing a setup. Mine were around 18 bucks? I suggest getting your hands on any model you intend on buying and see how it works for what you intend on fishing for. Those quick-draw's some of the other FMer's are referring to are pretty sweet. Best o' luck.

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Esox_Magnum

I have raised Ram 2000's on mine and love them. They aren't cheap but worth every penny IMO.

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DTro

In order of preference:

Driftmaster

Ram

Scottys/Cabelas 360

The cheap ones will work but, seem to fall apart, or have the set screw strip, or just plain break.

I’ve tried the Folbe holders and they are kind of a pain to get your rod out, especially if you have a load on your rod (trolling cranks, fish running, etc).

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rodmaker

The YarCraft 1895 Storm I purchased came with 4 Cabela's rod holders. Not the quick draw. Wally Louma (prev. owner) had good things to say about them when I asked.

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hanson

My preference is Ram 2000 without a doubt.

The really "cheap" rod holders (like Rod Tenders) just aren't made with durable plastic. I installed some on my dad's little 14 footer for cattin' (because they were cheap) and I had 2 of them stripped out by the end of the day.

At the very, very least, I would install Ram bases. The plastic they are made out of is something else IMO. Very strong, very durable.

Most rod holders like Folbes, Cabelas, Scotty's, Rams etc have universal bases on them so they are interchangeable. You can put a Cabelas rod holder in a Ram mount base, etc...

One thing I love about Rams is how easy it is to remove the rod from the holder. You don't have to pull the rod butt all the way out of the "tube" like other rod holders. They are also specifically designed to hold both spinning reels and casting reels differently in the same rod holder.

Just a very well designed and practical product IMO.

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rodmaker

I'll have to look at the Ram 2000's. If I can use the existing cabela's bases, I may pick up one for spinning reel, and one for casting reels.

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Go2fish

Ordered up 2 of the ram 2000's today. Guess I didnt think they made rod holders. I got a bunch of other RAM stuff and all of it is top notch so I am hoping to be happy with these as well.

There is nothing worse than putting forth a bunch of time, effort and money on something like this only to find what you got was a piece of junk and you were better off without it.

Thanks for all the input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Northlander

My boat has 10 Ram Rod holders on it and I have had good luck with them.

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hanson

My boat has 10 Ram Rod holders on it and I have had good luck with them.

Ten???? Thought I was living the dream with 8. Back to the store. grin

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Northlander

Ya Hanson remember I live in Wi now. The land of 3 rod trolling. 3 rods X 3 guys = 9 rods and 1 extra to balance it all out. grin

Now if I put in the elevated rod holders that hold 3 rams a piece I could get in 18 rams. Add the same thing into the track system in the back and I could be runnin a woppin total of 24 but I cant fit that many guys in the boat. Sure would look impressive though. crazy

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Go2fish

I feel inadequate for only getting 2

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davesfriend

Used all 10 of mine on Lake Superior. What an awsome time that is. Fishing here in MN with three guys and three lines doesn't really have the thrill after three lines per guy. When they hook up on Coho's and Browns.. Man you just can't beat that feeling of absolute Mahem! When you have more fish coming in than nets or guys in the boat.. I really want to hit that lake again!!!

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blueroof

I’ve tried the Folbe holders and they are kind of a pain to get your rod out, especially if you have a load on your rod (trolling cranks, fish running, etc).

I agree with dtro on this, folbes are a pain to get your rod out at times. I been meaning to get some wax or something to butter them up so they release better. Two of mine work great most of the time, the others are sticky.

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DTro

In all fairness, I do believe there is a trick to do it right, but IMO I just want to grab my rod and fight a fish. I don't want to learn a new technique to get my rod out of a holder.

Not only that, but then I have to worry about the people in my boat and try to teach them.

But I guess if you were to get the hang of it, it's probably the cat's meow.

To the OP, you are going to love those RAMS, good choice. cool

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Ralph Wiggum

Blue,

I've heard a spray of silicone lube makes 'em work great!

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