Can rod holders support outriggers?

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  1. JohnnyMax

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  2. JohnnyMax

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    Wanna troll 4 lines, 4 people.
     
  3. HungryJack

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    The amount of force placed on your rod holders from the outriggers,
    will be determined by the amount of resistance your outrigger clip,
    that holds the line to your lure.
    If the drag of the lure increases greatly, the line will just pop from
    the outrigger clip, not putting too much strain on your rod holders.

    Personally I think they are a bad idea.
    Outriggers, when properly setup, are a chore.
    For your fellow anglers, who probably never used them before,
    using half ass ones will lead to frustration and headaches,
    kind of like an I/O motor and old boat.

    You going to run the boat,
    operate the outriggers,
    help land/gaff your anglers fish,
    bleed, ice and store them,
    wash down the deck so nobody slips,
    then reset the lures and start all over.
    Did you buy a boat to go fishing,
    or play charter captain?
    Either is fine, just realize your path.


    PS> that arch has to go, in the way.
    you will find out after a trip or two.
    redesign it, increase the height or get rid of it.
    Also need a few more rod holders in your gunnel.
     
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  4. JohnnyMax

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    I know the arch is going to get in the way (it already is), but so far I am planning on keeping so we can extent a canopy over the back. Age is catching up to my wife and I. Too much sun is hard on us. Knocking down the sun is a must.
    As far as the outriggers. I may just cut some bamboo and try out the outrigger idea before spending any money on it. I was told that it is good to get your lure away from your wake.
    I thought about just making a couple of plainer boards. I still may.
     
  5. HungryJack

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  6. JohnnyMax

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    I have so many rod holders that will clamp on the arch. I may try to mount two.
    So simple, so obvious.
    I feel like, Duhhhh!!!
    I may dink with it after work, if the rain holds off.
     
  7. JohnnyMax

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    Ok, mounted these two on the rail to angle the pole out.
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  8. Joe Columbo

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    I use them for stripers all of the time. I have no problems. When we get a hit we reel in the remaining lines or just leave one out hoping to double up. If we get too busy, we reel in what we can. I keep empty gallon plastic jugs with clips on them, and just attach the clip to the empty lines. It will bring them to the top and out of the way. That way you can reel them in at your leisure. Of course you have to keep the boat moving, so they all go straight back.
     
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  9. JohnnyMax

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    I guess you have a clip or something you clip the milk jug around the line so it slides down. That sounds like a neat trick. I was wondering how to get 3 line in with a fish on the 4th.
    I am taking note of all these tips. I am holding off on outriggers at first. I will angle one rod out and one back on each side. Thanks HungryJack
     
  10. Gorge

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    You don't really need to get the lines away from the wake. Two lines straight back and two lines on rods that are angled out.
     
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  11. day0ne

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    We used to troll 5 lines with no problem. 2 in the angled rod holders, 2 in the straight back rod holders and 1 in a center rod holder. We would usually just let the other lines just drop down if using sinking lures, while fighting the rod that was picked up. Never had any tangle problems. Just put it back in gear and the lines would usually just reset.
     
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