View Full Version : Folbe Rod Holders
01-24-2008, 06:50 AM
So I am sitting at home with Vertigo, so I thought I would do a little net cruising and I found these on another site.
Check out the video. Not sure how well they would be with a downrigger, but a neat concept.
They are quite popular in the states for plugging and backtrolling.
Anybody use them?
01-24-2008, 06:59 AM
similar to whats used sturgeon fishing, where really fast hook sets is important.
01-24-2008, 07:13 AM
i believe scotty now offers something similiar to this, seen it in the last bc outdoors mag, i think they call theirs orca
Scotty has a new holder out for this year, the Orca.
Seems to give a similar lift out capability, but I haven't seen one yet.
Never have liked sliding the rod out of the tube to release the rod from the holder.
01-24-2008, 07:15 AM
Kind of look like some Scotty knock offs to me.. I think I'll keep my money on the original and support a Canadian company...
01-24-2008, 10:06 AM
I am not convinced. Looks a bit flimsy and what if the mechanism doesn't release? One more thing that can go wrong in a critical moment. I have no problems pulling the rod out of a tube-holder - the 8" pull-travel or so is not an obstacle to me...And then the reel spool may drag on the holder and not releaase line as per set drag setting...no thanks.
the Folbe's are a tough rod holder. Just a touch too expensive for the BC fisherman. Scotty's new Orca rod holder should be available pretty much anytime now. I would think they will be available for the Vancouver boat show. Pricing will be $10.00-$15.00 dollars cheaper at retail than the Folbe's. Scotty's are sort of a Folbe copy with a few slightly different features
01-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Best rod holder Scotty ever made and still makes!
01-24-2008, 06:50 PM
01-25-2008, 05:13 PM
I've got that Folbe fillet knife and pliers holder in my boat. It sure is a handy little gadget.
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