Driftmaster Li'l T-Bar Rod Holder Base
I got the 2 holder set...I put one on each corner of the boat ..front and back.. Eight rods at one time is enough for me!
April 30, 2010
Recently my buddy and I fished Lake Russell in SC. With the cold spell, the crappies were not as yet stacked but we were able to take 33 nice slabs in three days. I purchased two of the 2 rod holders and one 4 rod holder. My buddy preferred the 4 holder on the back of Catch-22 and I used the smaller units on the front, one on the left and right. We like to troll for crappie and gills. During the early spawn, we cruise the shore and drop offs. At Russell, our trolling depth was 3-4 ft. On this trip, I outfished my buddy on the back who likes to long line while I had four rods out, two on each side. None direclly in front as a real spider rigger would do but my system worked extremely well along side another guy who had 7 rods out. The holders worked fine for me but my buddy uses some smaller rods with shorter handles and he is too cautious about losing a rod. I have yet to have a problem and I like how easy it is to lift the rod out with a fish on. I use this to tight-line and it works extremely well. I have an older Bass Tracker so holes in the upper deck and my floor is treated wood with carpet and is no problem. I use stand-alone holders with a 3/8 inch base when putting rods out in front. I fish with rods from 9 to 12 ft. I like to use 8 pounder gold stren on all rods and 2 ft of number 6 clear stren for the leader. This allows me to breakoff and save floats, line stops and weights above a swivels I use on the 8 lb gold. I always can see my line when not using floats. I tie my own version of the pop-eye jig and we tip it with minnows in the spring and then just the jig and crappie nibbles later. In the summer and fall we troll in 30-40 ft and get the bigger ones at 15-20 ft. When everyone is beating the shores, we are the ones quietly catching in the middle of the lake. I use a Humminbird 717 with a wide-side and use a Minn Kota 55lb with auto pilot, wireless and dual sonar. These rigs will do the job. Now go fishin.
March 27, 2010
This is exactly what I was looking for ! It is the perfect set-up for holding rods that used for slipbobber, tight-lining, and spider-rigging. I bought two sets - one for each of the back corners. Very easy to install and all the hardware is included. Rock solid and well suited for what they are designed to do - hold rods for crappie and bluegill fishing.
July 6, 2010
I use this most of the time and find it very efficient and easy to use. The Driftmaster Li'l T-Bar system allows me to have two convenient rod holders close together and yet not too close. I do not have room for the 4 rod holder system or need four rod holders together.
July 26, 2010