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    Re: Modify Your Scotty Style Rod Holder to Swivel Up and Down

    Sweet mod


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    Re: Modify Your Scotty Style Rod Holder to Swivel Up and Down

    Scotty sales slip disks that do just that... Nice mod tho bassjack...

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    Re: Modify Your Scotty Style Rod Holder to Swivel Up and Down

    Great mod.
    It's a pain having to back off that knob to reposition the holder.


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    Modify Your Scotty Style Rod Holder to Swivel Up and Down

    A buddy of mine showed me a way to make a fixed Scotty rod holder swivel up and down. Used when trolling with the rods set off the side of the boat at 90 degrees to the boat. That way you can quickly raise or lower the rod angle to the water when you see snags on your sonar. Also useful in fine-tuning your lure depth when using short setbacks. You basically remove the knob and replace it with a bolt. Next, you add washers to block the gears from engaging, so it can be swiveled up and down by grabbing the end of the rod.

    Parts

    1. Two stainless -20 nylon lock nuts
    2. Four stainless washers with inch holes in middle
    3. One -20 bolt with a Phillips screw end
    4. Blue thread lock
    5. Two drag washers (optional)


    Steps

    1. Thread assembly together in order shown in photo.
    2. Place base into vice (pad with rags).
    3. Put a rod into the holder and tighten the first of two nuts really tight.
    4. Test the tension by grabbing the end of the rod and pushing it up and down. It should be movable, but not too loose. Once you get the tension right, add the second nut with some thread lock.


    You need to get it tighter then you think. Make it tight enough to move, but if you make it too loose, gravity will swing your rod down into the water while you are trolling. The drag washers are optional, just something I tried to make it smoother.

    Parts


    Side View


    Front View. Notice how the washers block the gears from engaging.

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