Rod Holders

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by rutskin, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. rutskin

    rutskin Member

    What are you using for rod holders? Looking at changing rod holders from the tube style to Scotty orca or striker pros/cons
  2. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    I have a striker on one side and a powerlock on the other, and tubes on the DRs.
    My halibut reels fit into the striker better than the powerlock. I don't like reaching out for the downrigger tubes. Never tried an Orca.
  3. ronj

    ronj Active Member

    Truthfully... the Orca rod holders scare me a bit... I have them.... they boast about the fact that you can just grab and pull straight up and they release the rod.... but under heavy load straight downward.. (Halibut fishing)..... I could swear that I almost lost a couple rods.... I was watching and could see that as the boats bounced up and down from the swells they were so close to popping open... now I use the little white lock on the bottom of them that need to be unlocked in order fort he rod to be pulled straight up.... my 2 cents.
    I do like the size of them however.
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  4. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

    How do mooching reels particularly Islanders fit in the Orcas are they a good match. Going to be buying new holders for the new boat and was thinking of going with the Orcas.
  5. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    My new rigger mounts are way up on the stainless guard rails and make it nearly impossible to use the rocket launchers way out there. I would like an orca style for out the sides and I'll move the rocket launchers to the inside (back facing) rods. I don't know which works best for an easy pull out with an islander.

    On that note does anyone want to trade stainless rocket launchers for something else?
  6. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    It's a bit early to be on about rod-holders, but here's what I like.

    Ones that can follow easy and explicit instructions on how many pulls to let out, how to do a quick weed check and who can hold the rod still and in place when I'm rowing/fishing.

    Also, it helps if they are female, blonde or brunette, and easy on the eyes................damn......just occurred to me you're not talking about those kinds of rod-holders at all.

    Sorry, my bad. :p

    Take care.

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  7. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Dave H... one for the ages!
  8. Sir Reel

    Sir Reel Well-Known Member

    I use the Orca's on mine. I have them tilted right back and they are easy to get to and release which is good as I have lower back issues.
    Will probably be on sale at the boat show.

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  9. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

    Pretty much mandatory for me that my rod holder be female..
  10. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

    What length of extension do you have on there, is it mandatory to have the extension with the orcas or can they be ran with out like the rocket launchers.

    Nice pic of Sheringham, kind of odd though that Rollie isn't in there hogging the inside tac lol.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  11. Sir Reel

    Sir Reel Well-Known Member

    Those are the Offshore Orca number 405. It comes with that extension.

    Rollie went in at 6:31 am with his limit. I was there till dusk..... :)
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  12. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

    i like and use folbe holders
  13. greenhornet

    greenhornet Active Member

    If anyone is interested their is 3 new folbe rod holders with extensions for sale on Vancouver craigslist-boat parts for 200 dollars not a bad deal. I have 4 already for Hali fishing they do work very well !!!

    Tight lines
  14. Monkey Business

    Monkey Business New Member My boat came with 7 mounting locations but I bought 4 of the rod holders. Buy once cry once. My wife likes it better then trying to reach out over downrigger to grab a rod.
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  15. barkerfam

    barkerfam Active Member

    I switched to Orcas last year to alleviate the problem of pulling up and away with the rod while under tension. Was difficult for new fisherman and some of my family. Initially didn't like the orcas as it still put it out too much and I didn't like the turque on the holder. I made an insert out of starboard to mount under the scotty so that the orca could be closer to the gunnel and have rotational control as well. Pics to follow.
  16. barkerfam

    barkerfam Active Member

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  17. Rayvon

    Rayvon Well-Known Member

    I've owned Orca's and never felt confident they wouldn't let go and lose a rod,especially halibut fishing.The Strikers are really solid,you can lock the rod in and never worry about it no matter what.I think I still have an Orca around somewhere that I would definetly sell.

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