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Old 07-24-2016   #1
 
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Rod storage for Fly Rods on Rafts-This is slick

A local store in Colorado, Down River, makes these. SECURES your rods when going through the rough stuff. They are slick. Not cheap, but well design and well made. I have no stock in the company but recognize a good product when I run across one. So passing it along.

Down River Fishing Rod Holder, Bent | Fishing Frames

http://downriverequip.com/shop-produ...nts-1st-pair-/

http://downriverequip.com/shop-produ...nts-2nd-pair-/

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Old 07-24-2016   #2
 
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The aluminum pipe certainly adds significant costs, Riverboatworks offers a version made of PVC which appears to provide more than adequately protection for 2 or 3 rods at a lesser cost.

Ditto on the disclaimer.
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My preference is for fully open rod holders. I find it a pain to use any other rod holder that I have to thread a rod thread in. Generally ends up with a broken rod or guide eventually.
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I have those and the original attachments they had for the frame were awful, the newer ones they came out with this year are a huge upgrade. I am pretty happy but they aren't cheap. The RBW version you can make yourself in about 15 mins and you can just buy the mounting bracket from them for less than $50. Only disadvantage to the RBW is the rods are stored inside the boat so you lose that interior room in theory. The DRE rod holders are outside the boat which save you some room along the tubes if you are going to walk the frame or something.
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Good luck on completing that job in 15 min.

Unless of course you are ok with a rig that looks like it took 15 minutes.
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Good luck on completing that job in 15 min.

Unless of course you are ok with a rig that looks like it took 15 minutes.
Cutting 1.5'' PVC with a jig saw takes 15 minutes
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I'd say the actual time to cut the PVC would be about a minute. It is all the time spent preparing for that cut that will surprise the DIY, but it would be a fun DIY project. Buy extra conduit because you'll waste a couple, especially with a jigsaw.
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Working on something like this right now. Instead of a jigsaw, I'm using an interior diameter PVC cutter drill bit. Attaches to a drill, but be careful not to burn out your drill. And yeah, probably 15 minutes to cut, but takes some time to plan it, and then the final touches with a file after the cut. Then how to attach it to your frame. A 10' pipe starts to run into your rocker on a 14' boat. Takes some time for sure, but I'm enjoying the project.

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Use a piece of duct tape as your "stencil" and lay it on the pipe, using the edge of the tape as your straight edge. I found that to be fast and simple.
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