Old 02-26-2011, 04:57 AM
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If you want to be able to fight large tuna or sharks out of the rod holder with your bent butt rods, get 0 degree and mount them close to the transom corners. Be certain that your gunwales are strong and put backing plates under the rod holders. Lee's makes nice heavy stainless ones in two sizes suitable for both long and short bent butts. If you get the ones for long butts, you can get a drop in adapter so they can be used with short bent butts.
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