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Old 01-19-2005, 03:52 PM
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ok, here's what I have: an Ocean Kayak Malibu II SOT. Yeah, it's not a "fishing kayak" per se, but that's life. I'll probably bring a water bag and strap it down to hold other gear, but the rod has to go somewhere while I'm paddling.

here's what I want: a rod mount that can handle a fly rod or spinning rod.

preferably something that has a flush base with removable top / rod holder.

In my quick looking around I really haven't seen anything that meets my needs.

Any suggestions?
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ok, here's what I have: an Ocean Kayak Malibu II SOT. Yeah, it's not a "fishing kayak" per se, but that's life. I'll probably bring a water bag and strap it down to hold other gear, but the rod has to go somewhere while I'm paddling.

here's what I want: a rod mount that can handle a fly rod or spinning rod.

preferably something that has a flush base with removable top / rod holder.

In my quick looking around I really haven't seen anything that meets my needs.

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:02 PM
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Rob, I don't think there is anything on the market that will do a good job for both fly and spin gear. For fly gear, I would get "I Fly Rod Holder", and for spin/conventional I like Ram (not a tube).

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http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/Mer...tegory_Code=rh
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:32 PM
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ok, I'm real stupid (and prone to buy the wrong stuff).

I saw that I-robot-fly-rod-tube but here's the description "This is a great way to hold a fly rod if you already have a ram tube, just wire-tie on the I-fly holder to your ram tube, and you can use your ram for a spinning rod and the connected I-Fly for you fly rod. Or you could do like in the bottom insert pic and use a marine base and bolt the I-Fly to it, this gives you alot of freedom to mix ram products as needed."

What is the ram tube? does it have a flush mount base? The ram tube I see on the site is
"RAM TUBE ROD HOLDER-On Sale $30 RAM TUBE ROD HOLDER-On Sale $30
Code:ramtube
Price: $30.00
Ready for Shipment
Rating: 5.00
Quantity in Basket: none"



Frankly if there's nothing out there that works, I'll just do without. It's sad, because a modular system should be real-easy to come up with. Guess if I have time, I can design my own.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:46 PM
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Rob, what you need to make sure that in case you dump, there won't be any gear loss. "I Fly" was originally made as a boat rod holder, so you can mount is anywhere. So, you can buy "Ram tube" rod holder and mount "I Fly" to it, which will serve as both spin/conven and fly rod holder. The only drawback to this system is your spin rod will go for a walk if you dump (there is nothing that holds the rod in the tube).

Another option is to mount "I fly" to Ram electronics mount.

All Ram's holders are attached (removable) to Ram ball, which is permanently attached to the hull of you kayak.
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:03 PM
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the ram ball is exactly what I *don't* want
sitting up in a flush mount, at least from
the looks of it.

I'd have to see these contraptions in person.
I can't really tell from the web site what makes
sense and what is just a bunch of gadgetry.

the scotty system - from the *picture* - "looks" better, but again, hard to tell.

my rods wouldn't be in the holders when "landing" in surf, and if trolling, I would definitely want them "locked" in the holder some how.


ah well, at least I have some time before fishin' starts....
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