Hey all, just wanting some opinions here on the subject of rod holders. My boat is almost ready and I'm needing to put some good rod holders on for some good ol' trolling. I was looking at a few of them but don't know what to get??? I've heard Big Jon is a good brand but man they are pricey! Also saw some by Tite-Lok that looked to be good. I don't want to buy garbage but don't want to break the bank either. I'll be trolling planers mostly but also dipsey occasionally too. I also have a cannon downrigger I'm lookin to use in NY for salmon too. Thoughts??? Thanks in advance!
I recently put a few rod holders on my jon for general purpose fishing....spider rigging crappie, catfishing, etc.
I have duo driftmaster rod holders on my boat. Each model has two different angles, so they aren't as flexible in that aspect..... as the big john or other more expensive rod holders. They are $25 a piece, plus what ever you choose to mount them with. http://bottomdwellerstackle.com/driftmaster.htm
Monster rod holders where a close second when selecting rod holders for my boat.
Thanks for the response Sean. Those look perfect for cats and spider rigging but don't know if they'd work the best for planers. I might get 4 big jon or lock-tite's and add a third on each side like yours for dipseys. Decisions decisions haha. Thanks again man
I had the Tite Lok on two boats. I go with one mount on each side of the boat. Each mount has three rod holders. Very neat and easy to install and very sturdy. I just got a new boat and they will be going on this one as well. I think each on cost $130.00. They are very good quality and easy to use.
there alittle pricy, 69.00 at amazon.com, but the cannon ratcheting rod holder for divers is just going to be hard to beat. i went to them last year and being able to just grab the rod and ratchet the holder to the upright position and then just lift the rod up out of the holder is just awesome. i would reccomend them to anyone.
Mine is set up with Bert pro trollers and ratcheting holders. They fit the tracks and come in plastic or steel. I have the plastic and they are nice also a lot cheaper then steel. Plenty strong too! Makes a very versatile setup.
Don't know if you've finished your rod holders yet, but I use 6 Monster Rod Holders(33/45) and 4 Duo Drifmasters all 1/2". I like them both but I ended up puting the Monsters in a vise & bent them forward to get the 33/45 style but the angle of about a 0/30 like the duo drifmasters and we pull planers just fine!
I have a 14ft tracker guide and occasionally get out on lake erie although I normally fish inland.
I haven't used boards but I have used dipseys without a problem.
These things are solid and you can either screw them down or just clamp them (I clamp them) They are sturday and really easy to grab the rod out of when you need to, just lift up and the rod holder splits in two.