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simon
10-03-2010, 11:41 AM
Hey Guys!

It's that time of the year to start searching for sturgeon. I always fish with the rod laying against the back of the boat, which takes up a lot of space. You guys have any suggestions are a rod holder/ balancer? And where I can purchase them? Thank you!

Sturgeon_Wacker
10-03-2010, 12:31 PM
here you go.....



Rod Holders - Beneicia Bait & Tackle in Benicia, CA (http://www.beniciabait.com/rod_holders.html)

Yosemite Sam
10-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Simon,

Check out the Buoy33 website. They have a Rediset rod holder that I purchased last year.

After using it, I purchased another two for this year. It's not a balancer but works great.

After mounting in a standard rod holder you don't have to worry about boat movement due to tidesor current. Now with three of them all rods will align with the boat and current.

good luck

YS

simon
10-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the info guys! Both those rod holders look really good. I'm wondering which one will work better for sturgeon. I understand how both holders will swing with the boat and tide, thus keeping the rod from bouncing, but is it better with the balancing option? So with the balancing, does it mean you'll never see the rod tip bounce but rather the whole rod moving down with the bite?

Sturgeon_Wacker
10-03-2010, 02:39 PM
You can still see a soft bite in the tip with the balancer

Seon
10-03-2010, 03:07 PM
You can still see a soft bite in the tip with the balancer

I agree, however, the thing that bothered me about those balancer was that when the tide swings or the wake when a boat goes by, at times will knock the rod off the holder.

I sold those and bought the Redi-set that I like much better. As for being able to detect the soft bites, I still can, being that the Ugly Stik I use is a medium soft action where the tip easily telegraph those soft bites. And as Yosemite Sam mentioned, the rod will swing with the boat thus leaving the bait in place instead of "dragging" it as the boat swings.

It comes down to personal preference. Good luck and tight lines.

Delta_Rose
10-09-2010, 06:26 PM
I went to Benicia Bait and Tackle today and finally bit the bullet and bought 2 Camanche Balance Perchs to replace the Fishhookers balances I've been using the last few years. I can't wait to try them out on Monday.

Yosemite Sam
10-09-2010, 09:12 PM
Keep us posted on the rod balancers and most of all the fishing.

Good luck,

YS

white_cap
10-10-2010, 06:03 AM
Here ya go, custom made, no two alike
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/949/002tow.jpg
add with a coffee can full of sand to stabilize and your set:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:
I crack myself up

Delta_Rose
10-10-2010, 08:02 PM
Here ya go, custom made, no two alike
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/949/002tow.jpg
add with a coffee can full of sand to stabilize and your set:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:
I crack myself up

Do you mean to tell me I spent $118 for two Camanche Perches when I could of had two of these fine White Cap originals??:grinn:

white_cap
10-10-2010, 08:15 PM
there ya go, just ask and you shall receive. for $118.00 you also get the can and sand.

perchman
10-14-2010, 06:59 AM
Simon - Checkout this website. You may like them! 2318
www.nimacoperch.com (http://www.fishsniffer.com/www.nimacoperch.com) Check out your private messages.

Perchman

Delta_Rose
10-14-2010, 06:57 PM
My old Fishhookers rod balancers are for sale...

http://www.fishsniffer.com/f14/fishhookers-rod-balance-85710/#post791695

Ninja Fisherman
10-15-2010, 06:38 AM
Here's what I created this last spring out of 1" Sch 40 PVC, 1/2" Sch 40 PVC, and Cutting Board material.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4804/21046451.jpg

Now I can have 6 poles line up across the back and see the most sensitive of bites. Plus, all the poles being lined up on the same side of the boat makes it so if one of your partners dozes off *cough* "Dad" *cough* you can spot the bite for them.

rblucky2
10-15-2010, 05:15 PM
yes I am with yosemtie sam.only make sure they are made from cured oak then rub a little motor oil on em.don't forget to carve em down to fit in your scotty mounts..never forget scotty..
scotty