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olelucky
03-27-2005, 10:52 PM
I'm interested in getting some rod holders. Would like some input on likes and dislikes regarding Driftmaters, Tite Loc, and the Bee Ready holders?

Thanks for any input!!

Craig

Crapbie
03-28-2005, 12:07 AM
I have a tite-lok t bar 4 rod holder and am getting another soon, does the job and deffinetely seems like its built to last, Also supports rods well, I would like to know how the less expensive ringstyle holders hold up compare to tite-lok blackwidow's. Any one tried both styles?

mickey_46307
03-28-2005, 01:05 AM
I just ordered tonight two Ultra Black widow Platforms with Rod holders. A little spicey but i had to take the plunge. I leave for Ky Lake (Jonathon Creek on the 16th of April. Will I miss the spawn? How many poles can you fish in KY. Intend on Spider rigging for the first time.

mickey_46307
03-28-2005, 01:08 AM
Second time at Jonathon Creek and the fishing in middle of April was slow and the water was so muddy I'm suprised we caught anything. I can you all the help I can get. Especially this spider rigging method of fishing. Does anyone fish with a Vex?
Any spots you can refer me back to?

Thanks

whizkids
03-28-2005, 08:03 AM
For my money the driftmaster are the best 4 pole setup. Eight inches high and totally adjustible.http://www.driftmaster.com/TBar_4.jpg

The Tite Lochttp://shop.titelok.com/shop_image/product/c1423e4d19871a9e41284c95adb00ab0.jpg (http://shop.titelok.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=120&category_id=703867f58a0393ab58045ce7e1ed5376)Ultim ate Black Widow is a close second. 17-1/2 inches high, they have 4 pre set locations ,adjust to any angle, rotate 360 and lock into 12 different positions. The Tite-Loc shown are not availble from Bass Pro. That model is the only model nearly as stable as the Driftmaster. I own 2 sets of each. Because of the height difference each has it's place. I found the Black Widows sold by Bass Pro to be less sturdy than desireable for tightlining. The Ultimate has a different base and larger pole and frame.The rod holders are the same.

fiddlefarter
03-28-2005, 10:49 AM
On the tite loks I have from bass pro the set screw on the base works its way loose when I run down the lake. I'm afraid it will loosen up and fly out at high speed . It would hurt if it hit me or a passenger. I wish I had bought the Ultimate. I been thinking about trying to sell the one I have and buying two Ultimates. Plus the base doesn't stick up two inches on the Ultimate.

DmDuck
03-28-2005, 03:58 PM
http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=5685

skiptomylu
03-28-2005, 04:04 PM
I'm interested in getting some rod holders. Would like some input on likes and dislikes regarding Driftmaters, Tite Loc, and the Bee Ready holders?

Thanks for any input!!

Craig

Craig the best I have found are these I am giving you a link to. I also know many people swear by them. I have had mine since last summer and think they are great!

http://www.edswebshop.com/bee1.htm

Crappie Chaser
03-28-2005, 07:41 PM
Craig, I've been using Driftmaster Rod Holders for quite some time, and I cannot think of anything that I don't like about these rod holders. I use them while spider-rigging, flat-lining, or doodling. They are durable and guaranteed for life against breakage. Its very important to get a very quick hookset, especially while spider-rigging. These holders enables me to grab the poles and lift straight up for an instant hookset, without having to pull the poles out of the holders before trying to set the hook and losing fish. I've never used Tite-Lok or other rod holders so I cannot answer you about those, but I'm completely happy with the Driftmaster holders and don't plan on trying anything else. Just my two cents worth.

olelucky
03-28-2005, 10:21 PM
Thanks for the input. I like the look driftmasters but not real sure how I'm going set the rig up just yet.

Thanks again!!

mickey_46307
03-29-2005, 01:17 AM
Craig, I ordered the Ultimates tite-loc with 4 rod holders set-up. They look more stable. The cost was $200 including shipping from Jeanne. She was very helpful. I have a Smokercraft 16' Milentia and I'm not sure how I'm going to mount these. Because the pole is 17" I feel my only choice is the deck. The 17" has me a little concerned for the aft. Too short it seems for the deck and too long to mount up on top deck where the seat base is. Anyone have any advice?

mickey_46307
03-29-2005, 01:23 AM
Craig, I ordered the Ultimates Tite-Loc Black Widow 4 rod holder set-up. They look more stable. The cost was $200 including shipping from Jeanne. She was very helpful. I have a Smokercraft 16' Milentia and I'm not sure how I'm going to mount these. Because the pole is 17" I feel my only choice is the deck. The 17" has me a little concerned for the aft. Too short it seems for the deck and too long to mount up on top deck where the seat base is. Anyone have any advice?

Driftmaster
03-29-2005, 08:39 AM
If you have any questions about the Driftmasters that I can answer, I would be more than happy to.We are the manufacturer and I answer questions often, so if I can help, let me know.

Driftmaster
03-29-2005, 10:31 AM
If I can answer any questions about our product, please let me know.

Driftmaster

olelucky
04-01-2005, 10:28 PM
From what I have seen in the bps catalog you have several options on the degree of angle that you can get on the driftmasters. Questions is what degree of angle do you guys suggest?

Patrick Vowell
04-01-2005, 11:20 PM
I used to use tite lok. I didn't like the fact that you have to have the rodholders in the positions that the nipple is located at. Meaning you have to use the preset positions. I've tried bee ready and they are nice but still was not satisfied... I am now prototyping a rodholding system that will mount into our dual seat adaption system that I sell and manufacture. When it is ready for market, I will let all of you know. It will be nice if you have a newer boat that you do not want to drill on, for it will mount right to our adaptor. In the mean time buy DRIFTMASTER ROD HOLDERS, because they are a sponsor of this great sight. Check out www.gotchagear.com or www.crappiestuff.com

rango
04-02-2005, 07:23 AM
heres a photo of how i set my driftmaster rod holders up on my boat. by changing the different lengths of pipe, you can make em higher or lower and the width shorter for just two holders. i carry a pipe wrench to make any necessary adjustments or changes