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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube and Pontoon Tips, Tricks and Mods » My Rod Rack

My Rod Rack

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1 My Rod Rack on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:11 pm

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My rack is a little different from most I have see here. I prefer my spare rods to be straight up so as not to interfere with my casting motion. I have occasionally knocked my rods when I set the hook and miss. This rack only cost about $6-$8. PVC fittings are much cheaper than ABS.

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2 Re: My Rod Rack on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:57 pm

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Nice going man! Efficiency is key, everything else is just extra. I hope it helps you land some hogs Thumbs Up

3 Re: My Rod Rack on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:05 pm

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I just built one based on LOLLY's design (Thanks LOLLY!). My problem is that fishing fresh water was the 45 degree was a pain in the stick ups and tules. So now I have to build another one with the ninety degree to keep me out of trouble. I wish I could afford to just order one.

4 Re: My Rod Rack on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:20 pm

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Sweeet! Nice setup, Where did you find that tapered black cone that is mounted to the wood?

5 Re: My Rod Rack on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:49 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Sweeet! Nice setup, Where did you find that tapered black cone that is mounted to the wood?

That is the stock mount that comes with the Fishin' Buddy. It normally has a large C-clamp that is made to attach to a boat.

6 Re: My Rod Rack on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:08 am

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Genius! I like how you used the FB mount that you already had and incorporated it into what you already had.

7 Re: My Rod Rack on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 pm

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So the holders are screwed into the frame?? bungee the frame to the tube...how far down does the FB hang below the tube itself..??? nice and simple.. Thumbs Up

8 Re: My Rod Rack on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:06 pm

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Yes the rod tubes are screwed to the frame with self-tapping SS screws. The top tube of the frame is affixed to the d-rings with double-sided Velcro tape. A bungee goes under the tube to the opposite d-ring.

The transducer of the Fishin' Buddy is about 12 inches below the surface of the water.

I like this rack, but I am working one a new design for a friend. When I am done I will post up a pic.

9 Re: My Rod Rack on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:02 pm

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Here is my new design. The spacing of the rod tube was to accommodate 14 1/4" between D-rings. If I make one for my Cumberland they will be a little closer, and there will likely be four. I left space enough before the first tube to cut and insert a T for a FF. The last tube out the back is for any kind of expansion, be it a camera stand or net holder or whatever. The only thing I am not happy about is that it weighs 3.88 lbs. Had I been able to find thin-wall PVC it would have been lighter.

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10 Re: My Rod Rack on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:19 pm

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That is really neat, great design and job done. Will maybe steal your design for a rod holder for my pontoon, but tough to find thin walled pvc stuff here in Sweden, too, though.

Where are the fixing points? Same as your previous setup?

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11 Re: My Rod Rack on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:46 pm

fisheromen

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Yes, what does not show is two eyelets that attach to the D-rings with small aluminum caribiners. On the bottom is another eyelet to which you attach a bungee that goes under the tube to the opposite D-ring. I like the rods to lean out slightly. Sweden? Wow, the reach of the internet!

12 Re: My Rod Rack on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:42 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yes, what does not show is two eyelets that attach to the D-rings with small aluminum caribiners. On the bottom is another eyelet to which you attach a bungee that goes under the tube to the opposite D-ring. I like the rods to lean out slightly. Sweden? Wow, the reach of the internet!

You bet, your design is world famous thanks to the world wide web! :-)
Good setup with the eyelets, seems to be stable when attached. Thanks and happy days!

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