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Old 02-13-2013, 03:46 PM
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Wow thank you all for your responses, some great ideas and food for thought here I really appreciate it. Obviously what I'm getting is quality over price and that people want a established brand if they are going to buy online, all makes lots of sense. With that said, would everyone feel that their rods were more secure with suction cups or with magnets. I am leaning towards magnets, they can work in the cold, and are very strong.

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I'm with Diver on this one. Even if you made the rack look sexy. Rods inside only here!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:08 PM
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Also, for those that have said they will only keep their rod inside their car, would something like a rod tube appeal more to you, or are you just unsure of the whole idea of carrying your expensive rods outside your car no matter if its enclosed or not.

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The rack I own uses magnets and has never failed. While I understand the trepidations expressed by some about the use of such gizmo's they have their place and time. When you fish a river with a road paralleling it they are priceless. I inferred safety as being an ambiguous factor due to the need to exercise common sense when you have one or more fly rods riding on your hood. When you utilize a carrier you don't venture onto Interstate highways and you definitely don't use trails. When traveling a dirt road like the one I pictured, if a vehicle comes in the opposite direction I pull over in case there is an errant stone sent aloft by the tires of the other driver.
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Joe,

I'm in the group that probably wouldn't buy or use an exterior rack regardless of cost or quality.

Just curious, do you have a product improvement in mind? Also, do you know the current demand for exterior fly rod racks? I'm guessing the demand will remain low regardless of cost or quality.

This is an interesting excercise.
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I too would feel uncomfortable leaving my rods outside exposed to dust or a careless moment on my part. Would like to see a better case for keeping my 4 piece rods broke in half, lined and ready for use. Haven't found one yet to suit my needs.

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1. I've looked at these but two things have kept me from getting them. The fear that they will go flying off at some point and the fact that a thief can make off with them or my rods/reels if I go inside a restaurant to eat.

2. I've seen a case that goes on a set of car racks, locks to the rack and locks shut...best price I've seen on that is $400. I think $200 is a better price. For the one's you're talking about I think $100 is fine. Cheaper than that and I really don't trust em.

3. Safety.

4. Doesn't matter. I'd find it.

Anyone who sells a rack that sticks to your car by magnets or suction is going a huge fear factor to overcome in customers. Better have lots of testimonials and videos of tests to prove they won't come off.
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Joe,

I'm in the group that probably wouldn't buy or use an exterior rack regardless of cost or quality.

Just curious, do you have a product improvement in mind? Also, do you know the current demand for exterior fly rod racks? I'm guessing the demand will remain low regardless of cost or quality.

This is an interesting excercise.
A niche market for sure, but I am hypothesizing that by dropping the price, the market may become a little bigger, Interesting exercise for sure, but as an entrepreneurship major, a valuable one.

I really appreciate everyone's responses, and for giving me some food for thought and ideas.

This is absolutely more of a convenience, niche than a necessary item, which is why I feel as if making it less expensive would open up more people to be able to purchase one if they felt it would save them some time.

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