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Transporting fishing rods?

Going to be taking a road trip in a few months and I'm taking my 4 rods with me. I usually just chuck em in the bed, but I'd like to keep the cover closed in case it rains on the way. I was contemplating buying a roof rack and strapping them on, but that's going to end up costing me close to $250 after everything is said and done. Then I ran across this while searching for ideas:



Anyone ever used a set up similar to that before? My main concerns are road debris damaging the rods and I'm unsure how well the rods will handle 2+ hours at interstate speeds
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Anyone ever used a set up similar to that before? My main concerns are road debris damaging the rods and I'm unsure how well the rods will handle 2+ hours at interstate speeds
That's a pretty cool setup. I think if you put some foam inserts in the tubes with the rods they wouldn't rattle around at all and it would be fine at highway speed. You could even strap a bunjee across the reels to keep the secure. I had mine attached to the utilitrack for a while (similar to pic below) and that worked out great but that doesn't help you out at all if you want to keep the lid closed. I can't think of another economical way of doing it without drilling holes in the cover or buying the rack bars that can attach on top of the cover.
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Yea that's a super convenient set up. What brand are those rod holders? Might end up buying them vs making them out of PVC

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Oh wow, just found this:

The G2 Fishing Buddy One Shot Outfitters Rod Holder, 4 Rods


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Can't you just break down the rods and store them in the bed. I would be afraid you'd lose those things are hwy speeds.

A guy in my neighborhood drives around with his rods in one of these. But I do not think his is suction cupped.

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Transporting fishing rods?

I agree, break them down

That is what I am gonna go to mine for my trip


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In North Carolina you see a lot of similar fishing rod setups such as the one pictured. Some have the rod holder mounted in their boats, some are in the front of the truck bed. Have fun.
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I have something like that to haul my surf fishing rods. I have driven seven hours of mostly interstate with them back there several times and never had an issue. I think you will be fine. Surf rods weigh more than freshwater rods so you might run a bungee over them but other than I think it would be fine.

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Can't you just break down the rods and store them in the bed.
That's what I do. That or I put them in the bed last on top of everything else diagonally, they just fit under the cover.

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I have something similar to this. My cooler, tackle box and whatever else goes in the basket and the rods go in the side racks. I have a piece of foam over the top back rail so I can rest the tailgate on it without scratching it.
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