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Fishing Poles in Truck

by , Posted to on 06/10/2010 1:21 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2007
Location: ND
So I traded my '02 Explorer in for my first truck, 2007 F-150, the other day. I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions on how to safely transport fishing poles in a truck bed? I would like to solve it with just buying a bigger boat with a center rod locker, but unfortunately that is not an option now. Anyway just wondering if there is a better way than just setting them loosely back there.

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by on 06/10/2010 1:27 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
I've broken many rods in the back of the pickup.  Honestly, the best way would be to get some PVC.  Experiment with how many rods, etc you want to store and how.  That will dictate what size pipe you decide to go with.  At least this way you'll ensure the rod tips and eyes don't get busted!




 
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by on 06/10/2010 1:29 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND
I don't know how many rods you have, But set them inside your truck, like you did your explorer... Problem solved, Its what I do many times.

Big J
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by on 06/10/2010 1:31 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/07/2005
Location: ND
pvc sounds like a good idea. I've never had a problem with mine in the box tho.

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by on 06/10/2010 1:37 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/07/2005
Location: ND
icefishing rods however. All winter long those things are either sliding around my dash or sitting in the backseat getting covered with clothes/guns/vex and whatever else.
I kept them in my house for transport a few times but that just doesn't work well.

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by on 06/10/2010 1:38 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2007
Location: ND
I usually bring 4-6 rods with depending on how many people come with. Most of them are 1 piece rods so they can not be broken down in halves. Nice thing about the explorer is I had one of them rod holder things you hook across the ceiling. Those worked real well on the inside. May consider using that in the truck bed. Good ideas so far, still looking for any more people have.

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by on 06/10/2010 1:40 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND

Jangler, that could work with the explorer rig you had. I have a mini me 5 foot truck box and 6 foot 6  or  6 foot rods. Depending on what I'm fishing I have up to 10 rods coming with.  I pretty much put em in the back and hope for the best. I, like browneyehunter_24, haven't had one break, or bend any eyes. 

Big J

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by on 06/10/2010 1:45 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
The only way a guy doesn't break a rod in the back of the pickup is if they don't have anything else in the back with them.  They don't break just because of sitting in the back, they break when a bucket rolls across, or a cooler slides, or a jug of windshield wiper fluid rolls over them, or the rods wiggle down in between a pile of junk or receiver hitch and something.  That's when things get busted.  Never know when you hit the bump or turn a sharp corner or something and there it goes.

That's what ate one of my rods.  Needed a couple more for a shorefishing trip and said sure, I'll grab my boat rods.  Well, that is the last time I take boat rods shorefishing.  One got broke!!!!!




 
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by on 06/10/2010 1:47 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Oh my good lord!!  Is this sh*t serious???

http://www.thesundeckonline.com/bumper.htm  

Whadya think?

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by on 06/10/2010 1:51 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND
Just a lil' Slap n Tickle, n Tickle n Slap....
Be careful, I can be potentially deadly....
I'm a one man wolfpack...
A quote from my boyfriend Robbie. "I spent the night in jail once.  A bunch of times."
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by on 06/10/2010 2:12 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2007
Location: ND
Haha Wow Big J thanks for those links. Some people take this issue very seriously. Just looking at cabela's site and they sell something similar to that first link you posted. One other idea i had was fabricate something that mounted some vertical or horizontal rod holders to construction wood the length of the bed. that keep them from moving around. then maybe add some pvc for the tips and make sure everything is secured like Tim says. Seems like it might be a bit extreme though.

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by on 06/10/2010 3:02 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/17/2001
Location: ND

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by on 06/10/2010 3:14 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/21/2010
Location: SD
Maybe something like these only mount to the side of the box instead of the suction cups and leave the bottum of the box free for other stuff ?                                      
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by on 06/10/2010 4:45 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2001
Location: ND
I use 3 - 2X6's crosswise in the box and lay 3/4" plywood across those in the box to separate the top of the pickup box from the bottom of the pickup box.   By the way i have a topper on the box. 

I then built a wood box that fits under the plywood and 2X6 separation.  All my fishing stuff that I don't haul in the boat goes under the plywood; out of sight, out of mind so to speak,  thieves!!    Those rods (usually cranking rods) that do not fit below go above cross wise on the plywood.  When I get to the launch the crank rods go in the boat.  

When you tournament fish, you need to haul all your stuff and decide what stays back by what is or isn't working.   That's why I came up with this system.  I don't tournament fish anymore so don't really use it now but that worked for me. 
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by on 06/10/2010 5:29 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/17/2007
Location: ND
A buddy of mine uses rubber rope in the back of his pickup. He made a mesh  webbing crossways and lays rods on it. Things don't move around and have good support.
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by on 06/10/2010 5:40 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
those links above look neat.  but, am i the only one who thinks driving down the road at 65-75 mph w/ 6 rods flapping around in front of your truck might be tough on your rods?  or, at the very least, very annoying?  seems like i'd entertain a ton of other options before i would even consider driving around w/ 6-12 rods sticking up 6-8ft above my box and/or bumper.   
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by on 06/10/2010 7:29 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Esox beat me to it.  Berkely makes similar deals with velcro.
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by on 06/10/2010 7:31 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
A buddy of mine puts a couple of 2x4s across the box (side to side not front to back), there are little indentations in the sides that they fit in, then we lay them on top of those. This keeps them up off the floor and away from most of the stuff that will damage them.
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by on 06/10/2010 8:01 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
That's a hell of an idea.  Did he hog out notches in the boards?
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by on 06/11/2010 05:56 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
svnmag Said:
That's a hell of an idea.  Did he hog out notches in the boards?
No but that is a good idea! We just set the rods on them, there is usually a five gallon bucket or two in the box and they stick up enough to keep them from sliding around on the boards too much.

He also uses the same 2x4's in the winter to hold his ice house (6x8) up, that gives us room underneath to put all our gear without having to stuff it all inside the cab of the truck.


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by on 06/11/2010 08:50 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND
espringers Said:
those links above look neat.  but, am i the only one who thinks driving down the road at 65-75 mph w/ 6 rods flapping around in front of your truck might be tough on your rods?  or, at the very least, very annoying?  seems like i'd entertain a ton of other options before i would even consider driving around w/ 6-12 rods sticking up 6-8ft above my box and/or bumper.   

Both me an Stizo were completely joking.  We think its a gong show of an idea too.  Just stupid.

Big J
Just a lil' Slap n Tickle, n Tickle n Slap....
Be careful, I can be potentially deadly....
I'm a one man wolfpack...
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