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Postby Alfabud » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:17 pm

bought rod rests last yr

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-ABS-Boat-F ... SwiONYN-~3

they really suck


anybody bought rod rests that r good and will last.
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Re: rod rest

Postby tambikeboy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:25 pm

£25.99 for 2x rod rests i thought you were glaswegian at that price I'd be wanting the boat too :evil: :twisted: :evil:
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Re: rod rest

Postby AusAnzani » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:01 am

Best to have a custom set made.

These work on the same sort of principle as those linked in your post. They are made from heavy gauge 316 Stainless and will last a life time. Definitely no cheap though.

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Re: rod rest

Postby ollyboy11 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:21 am

g'day, i bought a pair of those cheap rod holders only they didn't turn out to be that cheap, the first time i used them i lost a brand new expensive rod and reel over the side, i had baited it up and let it out and put it in the holder while i rigged up another line, i heard a noise and looked up to see my new rod and reel disappearing at a great rate in a line of bubbles.

it turns out the ratchet or serrations between the sides were not deep enough and you can tighten the knob up till you are blue in the face but when you push down on the front of the holder it just goes down. and that's what happened to my rod.

i may have solved the problem by setting the thing at about 45deg and put a pop rivet in from both sides, it means i can't adjust the angle but that's ok but i still don't know if i trust them. regards peter

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Re: rod rest

Postby AusAnzani » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:21 am

G'day Peter, these rod holders work best when they are set a few degrees above horizontal - refer pictures of my boat.

The idea is that you fish with the reel in gear approx. 1kg or less depending on target species. The fish essentially hook themselves and thus load up the rod. With the rod loaded, tilt up to release from the holder. Sometimes it pays to crank the handle on the reel a few turns before lifting ie as this will ensure the fish is well hooked.

The concept (fixed type as on my boat) comes from Victoria, Australia and was developed around our Snapper fishing.

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Some bright spark then decided to make an adjustable version, which has brought about the problems you and others have experienced. The idea with these adjustable units is to lock them as solidly as possible once you have your desired settings established.

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Re: rod rest

Postby Nudge » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:11 am

That is a nice size Snapper you have there! Good stuff!!
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Re: rod rest

Postby AusAnzani » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:56 am

Just a baby, a tad over 5kg.

Earlier that day, my friend Haf (pictured below) bagged his first ever Snapper ... 6.2kg.

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Not a bad way to open the account.

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Re: rod rest

Postby Nudge » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:09 am

Not bad at all. Thumbs up
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Re: rod rest

Postby ollyboy11 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:48 am

geez Spiro, you'd get hung in Qld for having that many rods out, 3 max each with 2 hooks max per person, and with the tidal run we get here you'd end up with a big tangled mess.

the black ones have been around for donkey's years, i've had them before and had no probs but this generation is crap, there are dearer ones of course but you would be better off getting your type that go in the rowlock hole

nice fish by the way

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Re: rod rest

Postby AusAnzani » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:34 am

We're the same down here Peter, max 3 rods out per person, also max 2 hooks per line.

The 'extra' rod holders allow for repositioning of rods to compensate for wind and tide directions. Saves me having to put the boat on bridle, which of course can be a problem in the rough. Better fishing that way also as I don't have to worry about fish getting caught up in the second anchor rope.

We generally fish much shallower than you guys. Most fishing is done in the bays (PPB and WP) where max depths are around 23m.
Not uncommon to be chasing big snapper in 6m or less water so they tend to fight pretty hard.

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Re: rod rest

Postby ollyboy11 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:21 am

g'day again, we fish in shallower water here in the bay too, under 10m i prefer not to use a sinker if the run is not too crazy.
you have to go out pretty wide to get more than 30m, that's where the big reds are. regards peter


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