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#11741556 - 07/25/16 03:48 PM Transporting
Wayfaring Texan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 9
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Quick question, how do you guys haul your fly rod around in the back of your pickup (if you have one)? I've seem some folks make pvc contraptions, some put the tailgate down, etc. How do you all do it? Thanks!

#11741603 - 07/25/16 04:19 PM Re: Transporting [Re: Wayfaring Texan]
coolpix9 Offline

Registered: 04/03/14
Posts: 163
Loc: 2nd Largest State
I don't know how most fly fishermen carry one piece rods but this is how I do it. When I pull up to the LMF,everyone knows who I am. Cheers, JP

#11741622 - 07/25/16 04:25 PM Re: Transporting [Re: Wayfaring Texan]
BoPro Offline

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 377
Loc: Arlington, TX
I wouldn't want my rods rolling around in the bed. I would invest a suction cup or magnetic rod holder that mounts to the hood and top of the cab. Vac Rac is about $100 or Sumo rod holders about $150.

#11742765 - 07/26/16 09:54 AM Re: Transporting [Re: Wayfaring Texan]
megabucks461 Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 364
Loc: Denton USA
I have one of the PVC holders with magnets. Just put it on the bed rails and take off. I have used it for the last two years no problems with rough forest service roads or 70mph down the black top.
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

#11742855 - 07/26/16 10:33 AM Re: Transporting [Re: Wayfaring Texan]
MGStrong Offline

Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 87
Loc: Dallas, TX
I really like the Sumo Rod holders, especially if I'm taking people with me. Cuts way down on "set up" time going from spot to spot. Even though it works at speed, I'm not entirely comfortable using it for long distance at highway speeds, but it works great on those rough roads/trails and keeps them from bouncing around. It works great for places like LMF or the San Juan where you have short drives between runs.

#11747326 - 07/28/16 06:18 PM Re: Transporting [Re: Wayfaring Texan]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 1080
Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
Throw it on the windshield and slap a windshield wiper on top of it!
I've only done this for short trips in open country. If in going thru brush, I'll take it apart in the middle and put it on the back seat.

Kirk B.

"The cheese in the mousetrap is ALWAYS free"


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