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Topic: Hobie rod holder  (Read 715 times)

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Thanks. I was pretty happy with the end result.

I like this style, but I'd need to buy a few more toys if I had extra space  :smt044
Ha! I try not to bring TOO many toys, but I do like having my whacker, cut-n-gut knife, water bottle, and scents handy.

Basically I use it to store things a I need to access frequently. It's best to keep your hatches closed if you can, especially off shore in rough water.



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Nice work!




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Thanks. I was pretty happy with the end result.

I like this style, but I'd need to buy a few more toys if I had extra space  :smt044
Ha! I try not to bring TOO many toys, but I do like having my whacker, cut-n-gut knife, water bottle, and scents handy.

Basically I use it to store things a I need to access frequently. It's best to keep your hatches closed if you can, especially off shore in rough water.



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Good point!  What do you use for a whacker?  I'm going to make myself a custom gaff, so I was thinking to make a handle on a lathe and then weight it so I can use it as a bonker as well...not too sure if a separate whacker would be better so I don't need to worry about swinging a hooked whacker at an angry fish...


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http://www.gibbsdelta.com/fish-wacker

Nothing special about it. Just what I've got.

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Have you found it to be heavy enough to take care of fish in the first bonk or two?  I was thinking to weight one if I make it so I get an extra good thud - I'm hoping for some big 'buts in the near future  :smt003


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I would go for a separate wacker.

And I'd recommend some "Calcutta" bamboo for the gaff if you can find it. Strong and lightweight.

Had a nice homemade gaff for years, until it got stolen off my yak while I fetched my wheels from the car...

Now I have one of these Sea Striker gaffs. Works just fine.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0084EH8ZO/ref=mp_s_a_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1503579291&sr=8-13&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=sea+striker+gaff


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Have you found it to be heavy enough to take care of fish in the first bonk or two?  I was thinking to weight one if I make it so I get an extra good thud - I'm hoping for some big 'buts in the near future  :smt003

No need to get fancy. I use a section of wooden closet rod. It is cheap, and floats if you should drop it.


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Have you found it to be heavy enough to take care of fish in the first bonk or two?  I was thinking to weight one if I make it so I get an extra good thud - I'm hoping for some big 'buts in the near future  :smt003
Bigger halibut and salmon sometimes take a few good whacks, but it gets the job done.

There's really nothing special about it though. I do like that it's plastic so it's easy to clean. I've seen some pretty nasty well used wooden whackers...


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http://www.gibbsdelta.com/fish-wacker

Nothing special about it. Just what I've got.

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Thats what I've been using for years.  It floats too which is nice.
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Here is what I came up with for rod and gear storage, also this bonker (filled with 2lbs of lead) has subdued many a Cali-Hali as well and more than it's fair share of ling's and rockfish, even helped me quiet a few sturgeon.
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Nice. Did you flare those tubes yourself?
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Thats a nice set-up! Thanks..will create something like that for mine


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Nice. Did you flare those tubes yourself?
+1. Those fluted edges look nice!

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Thanks guys, 
I'll post a how too tomorrow with pics of how to flair the PVC.

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