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Old 04-03-2008, 06:00 AM
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Default Homemade outriggers - Surf rods

I know I am going to catch some crap for this but...Has anybody made a set of outriggers from surf rods. The out riggers will be used to slow troll baits for kings. Like most people just trying to save some money. If anybody has any ideas lets hear them. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:26 AM
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Real music ,seems like I have seen that name fishing SKA around Ocean Isle beach area. Do what it takes to catch fish . Toes - up Fishing Team
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I use an extendable painters pole from Home Depot as an "up rigger." This should work
for an outrigger as well....

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alot of the kingfish guys dont even use outriggers(something else to break at warp speed in 4-5-6 ft) but they do use a set of rod holders angled out to the sides off of the t top.
welded to the top is best, but if you choose to get the clamp on type holders, BE SHURE TO USE A SAFTEY LINE ON THE ROD. I learned that lessonn the hard way.

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Seems like a good idea... I have a few that I take when I troll for blues and spanish and just put them in the T-top (i have holders that are angled outward) You could rig a pully line by passing a line inside the eyes and then pulling it back down near the base to hold your release clip.
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Surf rods will be very flexible at the tip and will bend considerably. I would rather use the painters pole idea with the angled rod holders.

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:46 AM
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The painters poles do sound like a better idea, would you thru bolt the eyes to run the line or would that weaken the poles. Seems like if you used self tapping eyes they would eventually pull out.
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I use some wire fishing line and a ton of duct tape and tape the release clips to the top of the pole..... Anything strong enough to snap that will either pop the release clip or break the painters pole...

I do break a painters pole about once a year. That sets me back $15. One heck of a lot cheaper than bending an outrigger pole....

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I have a friend who just uses surf rods in his king rod holders. I think they are 11 or 12 ft cabelas models. Hes got 6500 baitrunners with 15lb mono on them and it actually works surprisingly well for kings, better than I would have thought... The tips of the rods are soft and the baits dont get pulled around a lot with the pitching of the boat. The rods are 2 pcs and break down for storage while running. Another plus is that when anchored or drifting you can sling a pogey about half a mile away from the boat and watch him flip around all stunned on top of the water... works like a charm... The surf rods are kinda unconventional, but its cheap and it works! Save money, buy gas!
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:17 AM
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someone should sell (and someone may) a pole that you put in you're "king riggers" on the top of the t-top. If they had a gimble mount you could stick them in once you were stoped and you would have instant outriggers. If they telescoped you could easily store them like rods and then whip them out when needed.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:56 AM
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I use 9' bamboo poles with rod guides on them just stick them in the rod holders on the ttop that angle out to the side
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I made a pair of 6 ft outriggers from two fibergalss salmon rods with stiff tips. Works great for the smaller boat and easy to store away in the cuddy.
Used them for tuna fishing hand lines and worked out great. Cleared the rod holders for the rear rods.

Total cost was under $65.00 bucks.

Fiberglass heavey salmon rod from Bi Mart $19.95 each.
Two Corks for stops .50 cents
Blue tuna 300lb cord 10 feet $4.00 bucks
Two copper pipe 1/4 inch holders .50 cent
Two release fro Scotty down rigger $8.50 each

Redneck outriggers.
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anybody got some pictures of there redneck outriggers
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If the goal is saving money, It seems like fiberglass outriggers would be stiffer and widen your spread. I think I've seen the complete perko telescoping set with striker bases & rigging kit for around $130
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Use a ten foot wood dowel about 1.25" thick. Screw an eyelete at each end, run some heavy mono or cord through it with a release clip in the middle. I would notch the end you entend to use as a base for your gimble. You know have a fully functioning rigger that has a pully system to make life easier. The only down side is storing the poles.
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Someone on THT made a set out of collapsable boat poles from west marine. He cut the boat hook of the end and added eyes with nuts for the cord. He said it worked well on the cheap and stored in a small space.


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Pool cleaning poles?
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Here is my setup, I used rod riggers in my rod holders, I have one 13' surf rod that worked well, another 11' rod that was too flimsy. One modification I will make is to run it out to the second to last guide. when the line is on the last guide it loops around and gets tangled. So far I have about $150 in this setup.
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anybody got some pictures of there redneck outriggers
Thats great, I almost choked on my coffee!!!

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no pix of the boat pole/ painters pole rigs?
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