Watching....Thinking about doing something myself. Something not permanent that I can just strap or bolt onto my front bumper hoop. I just need something to hold a few light, pond rods while heading over the mountain trial to my buddy's pond. When we're all piled in the jeep there's no room for poles and tackle...
My solution was to buy a removable basket and mount two Rod holders to it. All together maybe a $75 mod. Paid 50 for the basket at academy. It's the game winner one made for atvs. Then mounted the rod holders. Best part is now I have tons of room for the gear, rods, chairs, and all the other camping gear.
The top holes line up perfectly to drill and screw into. The bottom one not so much. I plan on adding some small black zip ties just in case but honestly the top holds them pretty good. I plan on replacing the cheap berkley holders with some metal ones eventually just haven't gotten to it yet. This was kind of a first attempt that worked out good for my purposes. Glad it could gel.
I made one to haul my sons rods. It's made out of pvc and a few spare TV mounting brackets. It's 2 pieces: 1 bracket is mounted to the bumper and will stay on in the winter. The 2nd bracket is the one the holders are bolted into. That is attached to the 1st by 2 bolts. I run a bungee over the rods one in place, as it can hook into the holes in the brackets. Haven't lost one yet.
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