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needed....rod holders for trolling
August 15, 2010
6:36 am
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i was looking for some input on rod holders for trolling.which ones are better clamp ons or ones that are screwed down? what is the criteria for clamp ons? dont have any real experience with trolling so i am really in the dark. just want something to keep my st.croix from winding up on the bottom of the lake. anyone know of a good place in northern nj that has a good variety i could check out.

August 15, 2010
5:26 pm
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Rollie and Helens or Muskie tackle online. Check out the clamp on down east rod holders, their the best of the best. About $45 each.

ITS NOT THE SIZE OF YOUR BOAT
ITS THE SIZE OF WHATS ON YOUR BUMPBOARD!
M.T.F

August 18, 2010
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I like the screwed down downeasters, that way you can take it with you when fishing of someone elses boat. Give the screws a good tighten with some plyers and make sure the rod holder doesn't move at all. We do a lot of trolling for muskies, it's a great way to keep the lure in the strike zone for long periods of time. I like keeping the drag just loose enough that you can hear the zipp zipp when a fish strikes 🙂 Also, nice thing about the downeasters is the versitility, you can angle them any way you want and mount them just about anywhere on the boat.

Good luck,

Tim

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September 7, 2010
7:52 pm
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thanks, you guys were right, i used my new down east rod holder yesterday,felt so comfortable in knowing i wasnt going to get wet diving in to retrieve rod and reel.i got the clamp on version because i wasnt sure where would be the best place to put it and figured the clamp on version is easier to move.
can i ask if they are a sponser of the club?

September 7, 2010
8:00 pm
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I wish they were a sponser.. They are just the best out there.

September 7, 2010
8:41 pm
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do one of the clubs sponsers sell them,being relatively new i like to look through a catalog,so far the only place i can find with a catalog is r+h, they are very helpful and nice on the phone, and before i found this site they were helpful answering all my questions, but after ordering three poles from them and haveing to send two back i think i need to find a new place. i am aware of pastikas (i think) any other sponsers?

September 8, 2010
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Thorne bros. is pretty good

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