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Old 12-07-2009, 05:13 AM
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Default How do you carry your fishing rods?

How do you guys that fish carry your fishing rods in your trucks? I don't like to have them rolling around in the bed, and I want to keep them secure.

My smaller rods fit if I put them diagonally from the passenger floor board and run them back behind the driver's seat, but it's a little awkward, and I can't do it if someone is in the cab with me. My longer rods don't fit in the cab at all unless I crack the rear window and stick them through.

Anyone have any good solutions or mods they've done to accommodate the longer rods?
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:21 AM
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put a big piece of P V C pipe in the bed put the rod in the P V C and just rope it down ....my dad did that all the time ......hope that helps
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:25 AM
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I've not done this for fishing rods, but it works well for a handful of interchangeable ham radio antennas -- stop by Lowe's or Home Depot and pick up 6 or 7 feet of 3" or 4" diameter PVC pipe (exact size depends on the length and number of rods you need to store), a 3" or 4" (depending on pipe diameter) cap, and the same size drain access cap (a 2-piece deal, with a flange that is glued to the pipe and a screw-in stopper). Glue it all together with PVC cement, and maybe use some zip ties to secure it to the tie-downs inside your truck bed. If you want to get real fancy, lightly sand everything after you have it assembled and throw some paint on it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:29 AM
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im a hardcore bass fisherman and i just put my rods in my bed. tell you what, go to Bass Pro Shops and get the pouch like reel covers. the way thau go on the reels keep the rods from rolling around. Not to mention, thay really protect your reels from boat rash and everything welse, I love mine!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st..._SearchResults

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:37 AM
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im a hardcore bass fisherman and i just put my rods in my bed. tell you what, go to Bass Pro Shops and get the pouch like reel covers. the way thau go on the reels keep the rods from rolling around. Not to mention, thay really protect your reels from boat rash and everything welse, I love mine!

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i have seen this around dose it work in wet wether?
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:41 PM
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Great ideas, guys! Thanks for the input.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:04 PM
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my fishing rods are in their compartment on the Boat!
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:07 AM
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i just crack the rear slider if im not pullin the boat.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:11 AM
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my fishing rods are in their compartment on the Boat!
I would if I had a boat, lol.

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i just crack the rear slider if im not pullin the boat.
That's what I'm currently doing with the longer ones. It works, but it's a pain when I get to work and have to unload them and carry them inside.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:18 AM
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i have seen this around dose it work in wet wether?

oh yes, they work extremely well! plus they're real cheap and l;ast forever!
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That's what I'm currently doing with the longer ones. It works, but it's a pain when I get to work and have to unload them and carry them inside.
they let you fish at work? lol
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:23 AM
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i just throw mine in the bed. if i really want to be careful, i take the reels off and store them in a box that my cast net came in.
but usually they sit in the rod holders on the boat seeing as i cant drive my ranger out to the reefs here
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:47 PM
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they let you fish at work? lol
There's a pond just next to the parking lot that I fish sometimes during breaks at work to get the heck away. I also head over to concord park before work when the weather is good. Catch a few bass, then head into work. Makes the day much more bearable.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:20 PM
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if only going a short distance or non highway. i will put a pole in the hole above the bed.(the 4 holes in the corners) don't know what those holes are for but serves me this purpose. i guess u could secure them better if it works for you
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:28 PM
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Unfortunately, the stepside doesn't have the stake holes. Found that out the hard way after I bought pop-up tie downs.
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