Roof Rack for Fishing Rods? - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2009, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 194
Default Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

I recently purchased an 07 Forester and plan on doing a ton of fishing this summer. Most of my fishing trips are also backpacking trips which means all the gear and dogs come too.

Does anyone have any recommendations for Fishing Rod Roof Racks?
__________________
"Earl explained it to me on the way over here. We plan ahead. That way, we don't have to do anything right now!"
obsessed is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

Not sure where exactly but there was a thread about this a year ago or so. Someone took a small PVC tube and wrapped it in the black pipe insulation. They then sliced the insulation to accept the smaller end of a rod. They supported the reel end similarly. This was intended for the inside of a topper, not outside.

They also make pretty cool magnetic rod holders to attach to your hood and roof. I have never had a problem with one. It seems like this is what you see in the front of nearly every guide shop.
rossc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 194
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

Are those magnetic rod holder strong enough for Highway use?
__________________
"Earl explained it to me on the way over here. We plan ahead. That way, we don't have to do anything right now!"
obsessed is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,338
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

I have road tested one brand of magnetic up to 70mph , I have also just put them under the wiper blade and they were ok to 45 or so
flyfishgeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 194
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

Has anyone ever used the pinch style ski racks for a rod rack?

__________________
"Earl explained it to me on the way over here. We plan ahead. That way, we don't have to do anything right now!"
obsessed is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 04:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,338
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

My buddy has them on his EXTERRA and he likes them, he ski's and fishes so it works out well for him.
flyfishgeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 05:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,656
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

I use my ski racks for rod transport. This year I'm going to make some covers for the reels.
hatchmaster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 699
Send a message via Yahoo to AZbassernco
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

another option is use a piece of PVC pipe 8or so inches across with a cap on one end and a clean out cap at the other use one about 10 feet long strapped to the roof it will hold a couple of fly rods or other types of rods without the reels it works well
__________________
may the fishing gods bless us with a great fight fat fish and good weather for this year
AZbassernco is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 06:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,406
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

Quote:
Originally Posted by azbassernco
another option is use a piece of PVC pipe 8or so inches across with a cap on one end and a clean out cap at the other use one about 10 feet long strapped to the roof it will hold a couple of fly rods or other types of rods without the reels it works well
Where do you get PVC that large, I've been casually looking for a while now.

6 inch ABS will work, I know you can get that at home depot or lowes. I would not travel with them just strapped in the ski rack unprotected.
koldkut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2009, 07:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Firestone
Posts: 1,503
Default Re: Roof Rack for Fishing Rods?

i would not use abs pipe for your poles. the call is snakey pipe for a reason. it gets hot and bends and it also gives off some nasty gas smell when it gets hot.

Kelly
__________________
Make the world a better place show a Shepard to the bottom of the sea
coloradojaguar is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Car roof box jwhitman36 Buy and Sell 1 06-04-2012 08:46 AM
350 class elk rack fishinwithlund Buy and Sell 7 06-29-2011 08:24 PM
rod rack for roof dcfisherman Colorado Fishing Lounge 6 10-07-2010 11:34 PM
Thule roof rack for sale $200 winmag4582001 Buy and Sell 1 10-06-2008 11:50 AM
Bulldog ATV Rack ScottCO Buy and Sell 0 10-19-2006 02:55 PM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.