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Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ken A.] #13033909 01/18/19 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
Originally Posted by Isaiah Bock
I recently got a 4 door pickup and I was wondering besides putting the rods inside the cabin how do yall transport nice rods in the back of a truck without messing them up? If they were cheap rods I get you just put them in the bed and dont worry about it but I have some really nice stuff that I dont want hanging around but I also dont want it in the cab.


If you don't have a bed cover they will blow out. Ask me how I know!
Or get stolen.

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Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13033977 01/18/19 06:33 PM
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I've always put a ratcheting cargo bar in the bed. Pool noodle fits perfectly around bar. Can even notch some small V's in pool noodle if you want, Not Necessary!

Mini bungee cords or Velcro cable ties will keep rods secured slinger I do this with my 10' cat rod's cause I don't like breaking them down. Bass or Crappie rods ride Shotgun...

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Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13033991 01/18/19 06:41 PM
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We put rods in the back all the time. The only problem we've had was a rod made it's way into the gap between the tailgate and the truck bed. It didnt break the rod but it made a bad spot and it broke the next time it was used.

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13034195 01/18/19 08:45 PM
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rod sox on all of mine then tied together butt end towards the cab,

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13034891 01/19/19 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JCBfromTHF
When I use to fish tournaments in another persons boat I always just laid them in the bed of the truck. That was before rod socks and I never tied them together either. Never had a single one blow out but I always had the reels towards the cab to reduce the lift effect that driving 70mph can cause on the light end of the rods. Now if you lay the tips towards the cab I can see very easily how they could lift and blow out going at highway speeds.



What JBC said. Put the reels on the cab end of the bed. I never used rod socks or any of that stuff over the last 45 years. Never broke anything or had one blow out.

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13034945 01/19/19 01:54 PM
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New wave stuff! Covering your fishing pole with a stocking? Next thing you know people will be putting covers over their motor covers, covers over their shallow water anchors....

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Magged Out] #13034951 01/19/19 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Magged Out
I've always put a ratcheting cargo bar in the bed. Pool noodle fits perfectly around bar. Can even notch some small V's in pool noodle if you want, Not Necessary!

Mini bungee cords or Velcro cable ties will keep rods secured slinger I do this with my 10' cat rod's cause I don't like breaking them down. Bass or Crappie rods ride Shotgun...

Yeah he is right hell I got a bed extender in my f150 5 1/2 bed works great.
Been doing this along time no problems.


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Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13035084 01/19/19 04:00 PM
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I have a '15 Silverado crew cab with the 5'8" bed. when I take my rods in the truck, I put them in rod socks fold up the back seat place the butt of the rods on the seat and the tips on the dash


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Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13035499 01/20/19 12:28 AM
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I can put a 7'3" rod in the back diagonally without having to bend it on my 5 1/2' bed. Anything bigger bends or hangs out so I put them in the cab. I use straps crossed over the top of them for peace of mind if I don't have the cover rolled closed. Never really had an issue.

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13035501 01/20/19 12:32 AM
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My rods ride in my boat where they are supposed to ride.

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13036838 01/21/19 03:20 AM
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I have a hard shell bed cover, a bed rug underneath and I slip a rod sock over it.

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: ezbassin] #13038210 01/22/19 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
I have a hard shell bed cover, a bed rug underneath and I slip a rod sock over it.


Same for me, hard top, bedrug, and rod gloves. Rod gloves become kind of a pain on the boat as a co-angler though, so I've started leaving them in the truck.

I picked up the "Rod Mule" on one of the TW sales last year, it's a nice product, but again once on the boat it kind gets in the way, so I've just gone back to using the neoprene straps to keep them together from truck to boat, etc. Usually 5 rods, sometimes 6.

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Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13038250 01/22/19 12:25 PM
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If stored in the bed, definitely carry them butt towards the cab. I've learned the hard way, previous boat didn't have rod boxes so I often carried rods in the bed of the truck. Carrying tip forward resulted in several broken rod tips resulting from sudden "brake checks". Also anything in the back of a open truck is an easy target for theft. I have lost several items just stopping long enough to eat lunch over the years.

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Went to Home Depot and got a 4 inch thin wall 10 foot PVC pipe. Cut to fit where the rods would fit the longest rod up to the reels. Put rod socks on the rod and slide them in. It will hold 5 to 6 rods. It keeps them in a nice group and from moving around the back of the truck. If pulling the boat they are put in the rod boxes.

Re: Rods in bed of truck? [Re: Ibock] #13038501 01/22/19 04:34 PM
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I just put them in the bed of the truck, no issues. 2016 tundra, with undercover cover. Never had an issue, can't imagine i will unless in a wreck. In which case I've got bigger issues.

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