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    Default Homemade rod carrier

    Inexpensive vehicle rod carrier for pool hopping:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6XXroLojio]Homemade Fly Rod Carrier -magnetic rod rack - YouTube[/ame]
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

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    Nice,

    You put some thought into that and it shows. Since I have a similar rack, I didn't make it but it allows me to suggest a thin foam rubber pipe wrap on the cross member to cushion the reel seats. Good design, have you considered the magnets off of speakers?

    I hope this gets some views and replies, well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Nice,

    You put some thought into that and it shows. Since I have a similar rack, I didn't make it but it allows me to suggest a thin foam rubber pipe wrap on the cross member to cushion the reel seats. Good design, have you considered the magnets off of speakers?

    I hope this gets some views and replies, well done.

    Ard
    I'd like to think I could be smart enough Ard but I didn't make this video; I am going to make one of these racks for next season though and your suggestion will be part of the construction now, Thanks!

    John
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    I only have one old microwave!

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    Default Re: Homemade rod carrier

    Pretty cool looking rod carrier and I also like Ard's idea of using some thin foam wrap on the plastic pipe, it would go a long ways in protecting the rods. I have one made out of copper tubing that futuramille (JJ) made for me a few years back, they sure are handy when moving from one spot to another on a river.

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    I like the idea a lot I drive a truck so I have a couple sticks of 1 1/2" PVC strapped to the inside of the bed and put bungee cords on the butts to wrap around the base of the reel.

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    That's pretty cool!

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    Default Re: Homemade rod carrier

    Even cheaper:

    A: Place the butt end (reel itelf if possible) under the windshield wiper.

    B: Place a U shaped magnet just above the windshield.

    Road tested to 65mph.

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    Guess I'll make a couple of these, I have thought about something like this for a while, just never put any REAL thought into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cab View Post
    Even cheaper:

    A: Place the butt end (reel itelf if possible) under the windshield wiper.

    B: Place a U shaped magnet just above the windshield.

    Road tested to 65mph.

    CAB[COLOR="Silver"]

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    Agreed. Much cheaper and very effective. Just don't use the wipers in the rain...seriously.

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