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Bed Rail System Fishing Rod Rack

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Plumpy33, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Mar 29, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    Plumpy33

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    Trout season is starting up here so it was time to build a rod rack. I kinda combined some ideas I saw here to make something that works for me.
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    I used hooks from Amazon, 1/2” carriage bolts, and some scrap cherry wood from my workshop. I grounded the heads of the bolts down to an oval shape so I could insert them anywhere into the rail without having to move anything else (tie downs, tonneau clamps). After inserting them just twist them 90 degrees and tighten the wing nut.
     
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    Clever. but you're in central PA, you gotta trade in the Ugly Stick for a fly rod!
    Also, here's a dedicated fishing thread on here that you may want to add this to. I posted a while back and never did figure out how to do it, but i want to get something like: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Alpine-...ounted-Mop-and-Broom-Holder-498-GRY/306905560

    I want to find a way to secure it to the top of my tailgate (when closed) so i can set the reel seat in there and let the tip sit in the back sliding window of my DC, but obviously need it to be removable. Thinking about using some flat aluminum behind a couple of the screws that secure the access to the back of the tailgate handle...
     
  3. Mar 29, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    No fly rod for me. I do 99% of my trout fishing with rooster tails.

    You could probably just attach that broom holder to a 2x4 that spans the bed at the same height as the top of the tailgate and attach it to the bed rails similar to what I did. That way you don’t need to mess with your tailgate and you can open and close the tailgate without moving your rods.
     
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    yeah, except for my bed cover...
    There's gotta be a perfect solution somewhere. just gotta find it!
     
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    Oh, I assumed that you didn’t use a bed cover because you are putting the tip through your back window, but I guess you want everything sitting on top over your cover. Maybe try some heavy duty Velcro...
     
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    Going to steal this idea!
     
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    I second this idea.....:thumbsup:
     
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    This is awesome. Great idea for my spinning rods. Thanks for sharing
     
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    great idea ....thanks for sharing
     
  10. Apr 6, 2021 at 11:47 AM
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    Like it
     
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    Nice set up
     
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    Very good!
     

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