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 Post subject: Outback rod tubes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:54 am 
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Hello,

Does anyone try to fit rod tubes like the PA's in a Outback

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I'm thinking make some with PVC water vaccum tubes...u

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 Post subject: Re: Outback rod tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:11 pm 
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Did you ever try this? Those PA tubes look awesome and I was thinking about a similar project.


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 Post subject: Re: Outback rod tubes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:09 pm 
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Just my take on the rod tubes I never used more than once.

I ended up sealing up the rod tubes with pool noodles in my 2013 PA-14 because the tubes hold water!
Not so easy to drain out w/o elevating the bow.

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 Post subject: Re: Outback rod tubes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:55 pm 
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Dr.SteelheadCatcher wrote:
Just my take on the rod tubes I never used more than once.

I ended up sealing up the rod tubes with pool noodles in my 2013 PA-14 because the tubes hold water!
Not so easy to drain out w/o elevating the bow.


Wow! No disrespect intended but seems like you are totally not using the capabilities of the Pro Angler. Are you doing saltwater fishing with a lot of spray? I've never noticed water accumulating in my rod holders but only use it in freshwater lakes. It's awesome to be able to store nearly all of my rods in the PA, as each holder will easily hold 2-3 rods if they are in socks. Prior to my PA I had an Outback and a real limitation was having room for only a few rods, and those in vertical tubes which get in the way and are easily snagged by limbs, etc..


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 Post subject: Re: Outback rod tubes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:49 am 
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No salt water fishing....lakes and the Columbia river.

In 2009, I too owned a 2010 Outback before buying my PA-14 in 2012 when the 2013's were available......I went for the improved SEAT and dual controls, improved stability, overall comfort for an older guy.

I don't use multiple rods and don't carry a lot of extra tackle I will never use, but I do carry the full compliment of safety equipment.

I do a lot of down rig fishing with my Canon electric down rigger, targeting large German Brown Trout and it makes it easy to troll for salmon without using long lines and extra sinkers to get the bait/lures at the desired depth.

In Oregon, occasionally it rains/dumps and if the wind is up, it drives water over the bow and too much accumulates inside the rod tubes.
This becomes a nice breeding ground for mosquitos and I am not fond of them.
So, plugging the tubes with pool noodles is simple and can be easily removed for future use if needed.
The bottom tubes are only 1 1/4" off the deck and are the most prone to collect water.

So again, this is just my take on rod tubes that are not easy to drain.

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