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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Car magnetic rod holder

I’m looking into a car magnetic rod holder. Not sure which brand to get. I’m curious what your experience Is with these. Are they worth it? Which brand has been best. Heard a few horror stories of these things flying off while driving. Any info would be helpful thanks.
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We have the Sumos. Both magnetic and suction. Both work well.
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I have the Tight Lines magnetics, bought them from Poppy a few years ago.
They work very well, never even thought about them coming off when I didnít want them to.
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Just finished using Sumo racks all week long, the suction cup type.
We were very comfortable with these racks. Up and down gravel roads (bumpy) and putting on 10-15km between pools.
A few times I forgot I was transporting rods and hit speeds of 90-100km/hr. No issues.


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Ditto on the tight lines magnetic. Drove the Maupin to Mack's Canyon WASHBOARD for four days with zero issues.
Keep in mind you may want to pop these on and off where you stop so they don't wander off...
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Humpty, I also fish that stretch often. Never felt worried about things wandering off but I guess you never know. Thanks everyone for the info, sounds like I’ll be purchasing a pair.
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I have owned and used a pair sold by Orvis back in 1994 since 94. I took these photos years ago to send to another fellow who ask about them. I've never had a problem with them and still own / use them.







I would imagine the new models available are even better, and no they never scratched the paint on any of my vehicles.
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Sumo! I have the magnetic Sumo. I drive 50 and 60 + MPH and work great. I got the magnetic because many times there is rain water, pine needles (Maine is the Pine Tree State) and dust from dirt roads. I think you would need a very clean surface for the suction cups to hold. The magnetic, No Problem!
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Got mine from Poppy, so probably Tight Lines magnetics. I've never had it come loose. I don't go over 55 with it, especially if my Meiser is on there. Most of the time I'm driving slow and looking at the river anyway. I do take them and put them in the front seat when I fish. I don't trust people not to steal stuff. Been burned too many times and there's a lot of meth in the PNW.

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Yes, I put mine in the front seat as well. I see folks greedily looking at them! LOL
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Tight Line Magnetics work great. Ive had mine for a few years and tend to faster then others have state above..... never had an issue. I had my previous pair stolen off my rig while fishing a certain upper columbia trib so also move them into the rig while im fishing.

Totally worth it in my mind!
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Curious, do the magnetic mounts do any kind of paint damage to your vehicle? I have been leaning towards the suction types because of this but, the comment above about needing a clean surface for the suction cups makes sense......
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Curious, do the magnetic mounts do any kind of paint damage to your vehicle? I have been leaning towards the suction types because of this but, the comment above about needing a clean surface for the suction cups makes sense......
Mine have the rubber magnet covers. They leave a washable mark but I've not had any permanent damage. Definitely want something to keep it from scratching.
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Tightline ones. I've had mine maxed out with spey rods and have had em up to 65mph with no issue.

I know of a couple buddies that had their Sumo suction cup ones fail going down the road.
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I would always trust magnets more so than suction attachments. Those old Orvis racks I posted the photos of have been working for me since the mid 1990's and I did mention that they do not damage the finish on any of the vehicles I've owned over those years.
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