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Old 12th October 2013, 06:09 AM
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Just wondering if anybody knows anything about these:

http://www.rodmounts.com/rod-loft-pro/

I don't mind the look of these, but I would prefer our rods inside the car!

http://www.rodmounts.com/see-sumo-in-action/

If you have any ideas on how to carry fishing rods (about 5) without completely dismantling them every trip, I'd be really interested in how you transport rods and how successful you find your setup.

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Old 12th October 2013, 06:18 AM
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On rod racks?

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Old 12th October 2013, 06:45 AM
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They both look good but my vote is for the Sumo. You dont need to separate the rod which leads to tangles in the line, plus that ad is brilliant! & on a Subie no less!

I dislike the bullbar mounted rod holders...imagine even a mild impact with a pedestrian. The leading edges will tear through flesh & rip out large chunks Thats why they're illegal in most states yet you still see many big 4WD boofheads with them
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Scooby2 is just standard. No bull anything on her! The Sumo outside one seems brilliant in demonstration, if there weren't so many light fingers round camps. Sad to say, but when we go away I like to be able to leave stuff locked inside the car and not worry about it.

Have taken a bit of a gamble and ordered the rod loft pro, so will see how it turns out. Am determined that for our next trip away there will be somewhere safe to put rods that they aren't either in our bed to be kept safe or in the back of the car risking damage every time four people get in & out of the car.

I agree... brilliant ad!
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How about under the bed In the shack?

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oh my god Ratbag! Guitars don't go under the bed @ home, and fishing rods certainly don't go under the bed in The Shack! It's bad feng shoo! Besides... more important things like drinking water, food etc go under there ;-)
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I made my own a few years back using a telescopic handle,curtain rod, GPS mounts and foam tubing. All up cost around $25. Not as pretty but it does the job!I also leashed the back carrier to the child safety restraints so the rods don't become spears
Great for smaller rods but not your big heavy surf rods.
Since I installed a cargo barrier my DIY rodloft no longer fits but I now use velcro straps to the "holy sh!t" bars on back and front passenger sides. Can carry 2 bream rods and reels using this method and does not get in the way of passengers. No pics of this setup.



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Awesome job Lefty! Your picture shows me what I am hoping to achieve and that is to keep the reels in the wagon section of the car, not where the back passengers are so head room hopefully isn't affected. If it is, I think the rods will need to go down the centre and only 3 instead of 5 being carried up there. Thanks so much for the pics!

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Perhaps this thread might be of some help

in-car fishing rod carriers

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Thanks mr T! I knew there had to be more home grown ideas than I could Google. Next Subaru design mod I will have to make sure I search within this forum!

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