View Full Version : Need some help with pole holder setup

10-03-2016, 04:46 PM
My dad just bought a new war eagle 1754 stick steer. He's looking for a set up that will hold 4 poles max. He's mostly gonna go back and forth between holding 2 and pushing 2 or pushing all 4.

I'm having trouble coming up with something that's usable for his boat. Between the rise in the bow and the trolling motor and steering cable sticking up almost negates the idea of a holder mounted center in front of him. I also think holders mounted on the side might be in the way if you happen to be holding a pole.

Maybe someone here has this same boat and has already solved this problem....

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10-04-2016, 05:50 AM
How you thought about single pole Rod holders? Something like this 249222 sorry pic is upside down

10-04-2016, 08:44 AM
Post this question on the Georgia board. A pile of fellers on there run stick steer and I am sure they have overcome the issues.

10-04-2016, 08:53 AM
Thanks huntinslabs.

And haven't looked at any like those yet fishbrain. I've seen some similar that will mount to the t-trac

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10-04-2016, 02:47 PM
If your long lining any of the T bar systems will work. I have driftmastervon my stick boat and it works great. Can't help on the pushing techniques

10-04-2016, 04:06 PM
I have a Duracraft stick steer and I found Hoover rod holders (Products (http://hoovers11.com/Products.html)) that are made specifically to fit the rail on Duracraft and War Eagle boats. It mounts anywhere along the gunnel and takes only seconds to put on or take off. I use a 3 rod holder for these bases but you can go to whatever size holder you like from 2 to 4 or more.
The bases have a 1/2" stainless nut which will accommodate Driftmasters or any other T-Bar with a 1/2 threaded rod. The thing I really like about the bases is you can position them anywhere along the gunnel and remove them when not using them.
Here are some pictures of mine with the 3 rod T-Bar(local product) and the Driftmaster Tip saver rod transport holders mounted. You can see it locks in place with a wing nut and is easy to adjust.(The bolt is flared on the end so the wing nut won't come off and get lost)

10-04-2016, 04:22 PM
By the way, I had a thread about securing the outboard so it does not flop around while on the trailer. I ended up copying an idea from another member who used a hasp to secure it. Check out my picture near the end of this thread. http://www.crappie.com/crappie/main-crappie-fishing-forum/338859-quest-stick-steer-crowd-2.html?338859=#post3291801

10-04-2016, 04:58 PM
I know it's hard to see but where the green rag is attached to one of mine. I have a star base from drift master mounted on that flat, then a rod holder Nashe held to it with a bolt. Holders are 9 inches high. It's a modified rig I put together with Hi Tec holders and it works good for me. I can single pole over it, I just loose bolt on one on left and spin it to retrieve my trolling motor. I will find or take some better pictures.
That's on a 754vs

M R Dux
10-05-2016, 10:09 PM
Check with Scott (callshy) at HiTek products. He makes a set-up for the gunnel risers that uses 9 inch high uprights. They are perfect for the walking portion of the center of my Bay Pro and should work great for the stick steer.