|08-01-2013 07:37 PM|
|08-01-2013 07:19 PM|
|08-01-2013 07:15 PM|
|08-01-2013 07:08 PM|
This is what I made.
|08-01-2013 07:03 PM|
|08-01-2013 02:02 AM|
I cut some pvc that I had, painted them black and bolted them to my bumper.
Had on there a few years and they work great.
|07-31-2013 02:42 PM|
|JeepWingnut||I have folding poles so length isn't an issue for me. I got the 2 gun seat holder from Academy Sports for $20 and it holds the poles on the back of the front seat. Academy - Game Winner® Seat Back 2-Gun Rack|
|05-13-2013 04:41 PM|
|Bigchris66||I'm about to make my own I work at a shipyard im using 2 inch pipe cut at 10 inch long I'm taking 4 of them and welding them on my front bumper|
|05-13-2013 04:17 PM|
|thgr8alex||All these look great, the one i made (posted above) has worked fantastic and doesnt get caught in these low hanging trees. Only issue is that with doors on you have to remove pole to get in. Without doors you can easily climb under. Oh well. Haha its cheap and works|
|05-13-2013 09:49 AM|
|Rubi_Guy||I just bought some pvc and an L shape member and bolted it onto the front bumper in the holes the bump caps used to be in. It costed under $20 for two.|
|05-03-2013 10:43 AM|
So here's a pic of mine. I used a el cheapo rod holder and mounted it to a board. I then drilled holes in the board to mount it to my bumper. This was supposed to be my "temporary" setup, but its been like this for...many many years, so long I don't remember, with no issues. I've put 6'5" bass rods and over 7" saltwater rods in it with no problems. I use a bungie to keep the rods in the holder on long trips.
|05-02-2013 02:00 PM|
|05-02-2013 07:42 AM|
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|05-01-2013 05:21 PM|
|05-01-2013 04:17 PM|
Break down pole(s), wrap together, put through this hole behind the bumper, put velco wrap around reels and antisway bar for security, presto. Cost me getting caught raiding the Mrs. Sewing stuff to find velcro. Works great with the Smitty XRC Front bumper, other bumpers I suppose could make it hard to get to though.
|05-01-2013 03:51 PM|
Ok i finally figured out a way to clamp it on the roll bar and it works great for me!
These are the berkley horizantal 6 rod holders i used, i pulled off the top holder and bottom holder to use as attachment points
The straps used here were called rope wraps. They are 1" x 12" and came in packs of 3 for 5 bucks. I bought two packs. They are velcro. Used one strap on top and one on bottom for the rear roll bar and hooked two straps together for top and two together for bottom for the front roll bar. (6 total) 1 strap wasnt long enough to wrap around the front roll bar so luckily they came in packs of 3, so it worked out perfectly.
All the parts i used i got at walmart. $10 for berkley horizantal 6 rod holder
(x2) $5 for 3pk of velcro rope wraps
Exactly what i was wanting. If i left out any details or anything let me know. Hope it helps someone wanting to do the same thing as well! Thanks for all the help and keep the ideas coming for others to use!
|05-01-2013 08:17 AM|
|04-30-2013 10:15 PM|
I have seen fly guides use these out west and seem to work. I don't know how well they would work on the vertical windshield on a jeep.
Fishing Rod Roof Rack / Sumo Car-Top Rod Rack -- Orvis
|04-30-2013 09:17 PM|
|Nothing but a jeep thing||Anyone ever see them attached to the spare??|
|04-30-2013 09:17 PM|
|Wordgie||Oh, they did stick out from the back window, so it has to be removed/rolled up. I was usually topless/safari topped so it wasn't an issue for me.|
|04-30-2013 09:14 PM|
Here's what I did a few years ago. I have a '99, so there was no plastic molding to fuss with.
A couple short pieces of PVC, slightly larger diameter than your rod handle
Straps for conduit/PVC pipe
Piece of metal. I used a door kick plate from an old building.
I cut the metal down to where it would fit between the visors, drilled holes for the straps and the footman loop, then painted everything. This was intended to be a prototype with the final build using better materials and with more care and concern paid to quality. I've since removed it since I don't get out fishing anymore.
Anyway, here it is assembled and installed. You simple remove the footman loop and attach it with the original Torx screws. On the '03 up models, I'm not sure how you can contend with the molding.
And with rods in it. After taking the picture, I tweaked the metal bracket so the handles were in the PVC properly. While driving, I knew the rods were there, but they didn't get in the way at all.
My big dilemma was how to attach them to the sound bar. Bungee cords to the rescue. Not ver clean or professional, but I had them lying around, they were soft so they didn't scratch the poles and they worked. After I pulled the bracket out, I discovered Quick Fists. I think the small ones would work perfectly for this application.
|04-30-2013 08:56 PM|
|Bigman610||I keep a couple of telescoping rods in the back for beaver pond opportunities when I the mountains.|
|04-30-2013 08:49 PM|
|04-30-2013 08:22 PM|
|reicharte13||If anyone would like some close ups of it just let me know I can go take them|
|04-30-2013 08:21 PM|
|reicharte13||This is my set up I fish for trout so in always under small trees, this works great for me, I have an ultra light rod there and then a slightly larger one, I've done over 60 with them in|
|04-30-2013 06:55 PM|
I leave a pole on all year long just encase i see a good spot.
I took two of the rod holders from academy and attached them to the corners
of the body armor and rear light guards .
|04-30-2013 06:46 PM|
|thgr8alex||I got a 6 rod holder and i think im going to hollow out the top and bottom of the styrofoam so it will leave me with 4 rod holder and use the empty spaces to wrap a velcro strap around the roll bar (the vertical one behind front seat and behind rear seat) may go get some velcro here in a little bit. Will post pics as soon as i finish. Overall its looking to be a less than $20 install and very helpful too|
|04-30-2013 05:21 PM|
|JeepDrum||In my opinion, velcro or nylon web straps would be the way to go for something quick and easy to remove (possiby even a cheap dog collar?). You could probably fashion something with a buckle out of paracord without too much trouble also.|
|04-30-2013 05:13 PM|
Don't have any pics handy but I'm sure I'll go fishing this weekend and load it all up, I'll make sure I take a couple.
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