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Island Rod Holder idea
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Author:  Tom Kirkman [ Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Island Rod Holder idea

For transporting rods while on the way to and from the fishing grounds:


Author:  hollgi [ Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Island Rod Holder idea

Nice idea, might be a good solution for rough surf landings too!

Author:  Astro [ Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Island Rod Holder idea

i can see where you are heading with that set up, but my main concern would the reels copping a heap of saltwater...maybe set them up over the tramp with the reels sitting up rather than down....

Author:  Tom Kirkman [ Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Island Rod Holder idea

Yes, being lower to the water they're going to get splashed. I'm fishing mostly freshwater so it's not as much of a concern for me.

It wouldn't take much to devise a shield or something to channel water away or use the tramps and let them shield the reels that way.

Author:  Wndrfl [ Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Island Rod Holder idea


I'm going to try and adapt your idea for use on my Revo 13.

photo from Hobiecat.com

As shown in my crude diagram, I use the Hobie Sidekicks and the bow of the kayak to rest my push pole when I am casting in the flats.

The thing projecting from the bow of the kayak is a piece of Starboard attached to my GearTracs.

What I plan on doing adding 2 types of attachment points; one for the push pole and one for a rod and reel. The push pole holder will be some sort of U bracket so I can quietly grab it from the mount. The rod holder will be something similar to your Starboard holes.

One of the challenges is that I rotate the Sidekicks for either standing or pedaling so there is no real fixed point.

I welcome your (anyone's) input on this.

Author:  Chekika [ Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Island Rod Holder idea

I too would worry about the reels being thoroughly rinsed in saltwater. And, for sure, you would not want to come in any surf--sand would be forced into the inner workings of the reel.

Since I have gotten into hakas, everything is simplified .

I could wrap those reels in some protective plastic if I felt it was necessary.


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