Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-29-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: Dana Point, Ca
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Adventure
Vessel Model: Offshore 62
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 73
Ceiling fishing rod holders

Hello everyone,

I am looking for recommendations of what you use to store/hang your fishing rods from the ceiling. Truthfully, I would prefer to keep them out of site, but it's just not realistic. I have 25 rod and reels that I will be using on a regular basis.

It's impractical to remove all of the reels from the rods and store them under bunks etc. when I am in fishing mode. Additionally, when I arrive to various ports (I will be cruising from Fort Lauderdale to Costa Rica), I will need to bring the rods inside when I am leaving the boat to go shopping or to dinner.

I am aware of the white (or black) Du bro rod holders that I can buy at West Marine. Another option I am considering is the old style teak ceiling rod holders. Before I drill any holes I want to consider all of my options.

Thanks in advance
__________________
Advertisement

Freespool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2018, 11:02 PM   #2
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,237
I have two overhead racks shaped like these made of teak. Six on one side of the salon and 4 on the other side. All my rods remain rigged and at the ready throughout the year.

I found that the rods would drop from the tip end while underway so I added brown leather straps to the lower edges with a snap at the end. They work well, look good and keep the rods secure.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rodrack.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	40.9 KB
ID:	81336  
__________________

__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2018, 11:59 PM   #3
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,698
There might be a seven step program out there somewhere to help you guys with your problem
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 12:55 AM   #4
Guru
 
koliver's Avatar
 
City: Saltspring Island
Country: BC, canada
Vessel Name: Retreat
Vessel Model: C&L 44
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,055
As you can see from Al's photo, any material will work. I used 1/4" plexiglass when I made mine up over 20 yrs ago I only have room for 6 rods, but I have unused ceiling space above bedroom counters so could go for more if needed.
__________________
Keith
koliver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 09:47 AM   #5
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,237
FYI, the pic above is just a photo grab from the internet, not mine.

More precisely, this is the teak rack I have mounted in my salon that I added the brown leather retention strap to the bottom edge. They sell for about $30 at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/SeaTeak-Fishi.../dp/B07478GBZD

__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 12:01 PM   #6
Guru
 
kapnd's Avatar
 
City: hawaii
Country: usa
Vessel Name: #31
Vessel Model: ex-Navy MUB 50 fish/cruise
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MurrayM View Post
There might be a seven step program out there somewhere to help you guys with your problem
IMHO, itís the people who donít fish who have a problem...
__________________
You can lead a horse to water,
But you can't make him ski...
kapnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 12:46 PM   #7
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,698
Quote:
Originally Posted by kapnd View Post
IMHO, it’s the people who don’t fish who have a problem...
Crabbing is okay because once you drop the traps you can go do something interesting like anchor, then wander a beach, explore a creek, or climb a mountain, and at days end your supper is waiting for you
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 12:56 PM   #8
Veteran Member
 
City: Ft.Lauderdale
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: 1976 Marine Trader D/C
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 29
These worked very well for several decades.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IM001244.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	124.3 KB
ID:	81363   Click image for larger version

Name:	IM001245.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	112.0 KB
ID:	81364  
Trawler Sandpiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 06:13 PM   #9
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar
 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,346
I like the hangers that Sandpiper uses. They are made by both Lee Tackle and Tigress Marine.
Premium Rod Hangers - Marine Hardware - Products | Premium Outriggers & Gear | Tigress Outriggers
If you use conventional trolling reels the reel hanger version is nice.
Premium Reel Hangers | Premium Outriggers & Gear | Tigress Outriggers
__________________
Parks Masterson
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 08:22 AM   #10
Guru
 
wkearney99's Avatar
 
City: Bethesda, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Solstice
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 47 Eastbay FB
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 954
Upside to the multi-rod holders is less fasteners. Upside to the single rod style is flexibility on where you can place them, but requires more screws.

An option would be to have someone with a bandsaw make ones to specifically fit where ever you've got room.
__________________
-- Bill Kearney
2005 Eastbay 47 FB - Solstice
wkearney99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2018, 12:18 AM   #11
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,237
I got these pics tonight on the boat. Hope it helps.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20181003_220431.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	101.0 KB
ID:	81523   Click image for larger version

Name:	20181003_220517.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	75.0 KB
ID:	81524  
__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2018, 07:22 PM   #12
Member
 
City: Green Cove Springs
Country: United States
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
I got these pics tonight on the boat. Hope it helps.

But can you imagine 25 rods?
CaptsWife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2018, 08:37 PM   #13
Guru
 
Dougcole's Avatar
 
City: Carrabelle, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Morgan
Vessel Model: '05 Mainship 40T
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,151
I have two racks on the overhead above our cockpit, outside, which is good for readiness but the rods take more of a beating out there. I store them on a bunk in the cabin when we aren't using the boat or take them home. Mine are made out of starboard, but are basically the same set up as Al's.


I also store pole spears in them, but they don't work as well, as the spears can slide out. I haven't figured out a good pole spear storage method yet.


FWIW, on our last Bahamas trip this is what I brought, just to shock you non fisherman types:


1 6 weight fly rod.
1 8 weight fly rod
1 10 weight fly rod
3 10 lb class spinning rods
2 20 lb class spinning rods
2 speed jigging rods (spin)
1 40 lb class trolling rod (Shimano TLD)
5 pole spears.
Dougcole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2018, 10:46 PM   #14
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar
 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,346
Doug, what do you use a 6 weight fly rod for? Bahamian bonefish?
__________________
Parks Masterson
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 01:00 AM   #15
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 9,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptsWife View Post
But can you imagine 25 rods?
They could be neatly stored where the "significant other" used to sleep.
I`m imagining the fishy discussion below: "Did you see that rod he`s using? Totally inappropriate, no way am I impaling myself on the hook with the rod he`s using, I wouldn`t be seen dead doing that".
__________________

__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012