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Was wondering if anybody had some ideas for a rod holder for my pontoon boat. Have a outcast PAC 800 I'll be using for a few rivers next month in Washington and need a new rod holder that'll accommodate my two-handed rods. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I have a South Fork, and I usually just stick the reel end behind the ouside forward part of the frame. I have a velcro fastner attached to the top of the seat on the same side-- I hook it around the other end. It keeps the tip high enough to stay out of trouble. I always approach the bank feet first. The reel end snugged twixt frame and pontoon gives a nice tight fit and I'm not afraid of the rod bouncing out in rough water.
 

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Hi: I`m not familiarwith the Pac setup but it is important to have a location for the rod holder which doesent interfere with rowing.On my Bucks I had to extend the frame with stainless tubing to get a location which gave good access and eliminated conflict with the oars.
I have been using the heavy duty plastic rod holders which rail mount for about 20 years ,the same set. The holder is adjustable for vertical and horizontal angle ,has a locking feature which locks the rod and reel into the holder,and allows the removal of the holder leaving the rail mount in place.
There are several makes of these mounts available from Cabelas the one I use is the Fish On Holder at 20$ and a rail mount for 9$
 

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Hi,

I asked this very same question in another forum, tried most of the suggestions, and ended up as follows:

I have an 8' bucks bag and a 4-piece Sage 9140-4. To attach it, I simply disjoint the rod into two equal length halves and flip the tip of the rod so that it is adjacent to the butt. I then velcro the rod to the rails. The reel end of the rod is aft (behind me near the anchor). Finally, I always approach shore feet-first.

The velcro strips cost me less than $5.00 and I'm in and out of the boat as quick as anyone.

There are lots of inventive and clever solutions out there. Good luck.

Cheers,

Michael
 

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I have a jacks plastic welding fatcat that I have used for extended wilderness trips. There are no D rings in this set up, everything related to the frame lashes to the tubes with cam straps that go around the tubes - yes the bottom of the web nylon straps scrapes across shallow rocks, but they holdl up for years. I just use Scotty rod holders for fly rods and lash them around the tubes just behind the rowing compartment. I inflate the tubes nearly full, then get the two straps that hold the rod holders nearly tight, then top off the tube to get the tension that will hold the rod holders in place. Works well and the rods stay stable even in whitewater. mark
 
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