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    Sunshine Coast Yesterday

    Decided to do a quick Spanish trip to the Sunshine Coast to beat those heading up on Australia Day. The weather was border line as forecast , with a 1.6m easterly swell , wind blowing 15 knots and showers, there was no real surprise the car park at Mooloolaba was almost completely empty . The fish werenít thick but we managed to beat the sharks with a few and got back to the ramp just before lunch with a nice feed.
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    Re: Sunshine Coast Yesterday

    Nice job mate...who doesnt love a good spanish session..!

    Whats with that rodholder setup...do you have it out to the side like an outrigger for trolling..?

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    Yes those fittings just drop in std 90* rod holders . Allows you to get your troll baits deeper , well spread and in nice clear water.
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    I also use them for the same reason but lately due to my shoulder troubles I now reef fish with them. Fish bites, wind in and it saves my shoulders.
    The only change I've recently made to mine is have a diagonal bar welded underneath at the rear to hook a carabini on and secure it to the boat. A couple of trips back went to remove the rod on a hook up and managed to lift it out if the rid holder. It seems they don't float as it went down like a stone. Expensive exercise.

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    Re: Sunshine Coast Yesterday

    Thats a great idea guys..

    I'll have to get a couple..

    and yeah Sam I wouldnt imagine they would float real good at all..sorry but I had to have a little chuckle..even the bad experiences can make for a good story later on..or at the very least a cautionary tale..

    BTW, is that angle just a bit above horizontal the best, do you think..?

    cheers Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by disorderly View Post
    Thats a great idea guys..

    I'll have to get a couple..

    and yeah Sam I wouldnt imagine they would float real good at all..sorry but I had to have a little chuckle..even the bad experiences can make for a good story later on..or at the very least a cautionary tale..

    BTW, is that angle just a bit above horizontal the best, do you think..?
    BeastMaster , nice catch, glad you had a great day on the water. Sorry to hijack your thread.

    Col, mine are just above horizontal, some pro mackerel fishermen down here have them even pointing downwards. When I had mine made I had another slot cut into where they lock into the rod holders so that I could use them on the rear holders and towards the back, yes the rods need securing but they aren't facing directly backwards.

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    Re: Sunshine Coast Yesterday

    Hi guys, Beastmaster if I'm hijacking the thread let me know ..

    But now that I have seen those rod holders I really want a pair of them..

    I see these 2 options ....any thoughts as you guys have actually got some real world experience with them and I
    Do you think there is any real advantage in the ones which are adjustable..?..worth a couple hundred bucks extra..

    Adjustable one....https://www.wellsystackle.com.au/_pr...068-1653-.aspx

    Fixed one....https://www.wellsystackle.com.au/_pr...068-1476-.aspx

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    I cut and welded the ďTĒ so its angled to have the rod just pointing down ,with the notches cut pointing the rod slightly forward . Pointed down slightly will keep the baits down a little deeper , pointed slightly forward keeps the rod loaded a little more . You can buy these already made but they arenít as good , usually welded pointing slightly up and notched at 90 deg not slightly forward . The bought ones are also usually inferior stainless tube not good solid pipe . The tube will crack eventually .
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    Iíll put some photos of them up next time Iím up in the boat
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    Orr yer , And donít drop them into plastic Or cheapo alloy rod holders . They wonít be strong enough, youíll probably loose the lot overboard on the first big fish.Sorry canít comment one those attachment , Iíll bet they are made from 1.5mm cheapo tube , mine are 3mm pipe . A 7 foot rod loaded up with 24 kg line puts a fair bit of leverage on the butt end .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastMaster View Post
    Orr yer , And donít drop them into plastic Or cheapo alloy rod holders . They wonít be strong enough, youíll probably loose the lot overboard on the first big fish.Sorry canít comment one those attachment , Iíll bet they are made from 1.5mm cheapo tube , mine are 3mm pipe . A 7 foot rod loaded up with 24 kg line puts a fair bit of leverage on the butt end .
    Photo shows trolling rod holder dropped into a 30deg rod holder.
    Yep, I have replaced all of my rod holders, just couldn't take any pressure, mate got caught up deep dropping and it basically ripped the cheap ones out.
    I had a plate made to fit under the gunnels to take any strain.

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    Re: Sunshine Coast Yesterday

    Nice catch Beast
    Worth the effort
    Great on the chew as well
    As a kid behind Dunk Island it was what they now call vb chord and wire
    Just as much fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezzer View Post
    Nice catch Beast
    Worth the effort
    Great on the chew as well
    As a kid behind Dunk Island it was what they now call vb chord and wire
    Just as much fun

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    Pretty sure VB cord was and still is the standard for most yatchies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disorderly View Post
    Hi guys, Beastmaster if I'm hijacking the thread let me know ..

    But now that I have seen those rod holders I really want a pair of them..

    I see these 2 options ....any thoughts as you guys have actually got some real world experience with them and I
    Do you think there is any real advantage in the ones which are adjustable..?..worth a couple hundred bucks extra..

    Adjustable one....https://www.wellsystackle.com.au/_pr...068-1653-.aspx

    Fixed one....https://www.wellsystackle.com.au/_pr...068-1476-.aspx
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    Re: Sunshine Coast Yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by Dignity View Post
    Pretty sure VB cord was and still is the standard for most yatchies.
    One of my first trip out here i was given a handline with that stuff on it and told to let out the lure...it was my first and only time using rope to catch mackeral...

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    Yeah, Dumb and Dumber has been getting good ratings today..been a good laugh...

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