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Old 10-19-2018, 08:01 AM
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I'm looking at tracks and flush mount rod holders for a Starcraft Islander. I get the utility/versatility of the track systems. Question is for the flush mount gunnel rod holders - what is the logic used to decide the angle of the rod holder? They come in 0/15/30 degree increments? I am looking to use them to troll with dipseys and planer boards.
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I'm looking at tracks and flush mount rod holders for a Starcraft Islander. I get the utility/versatility of the track systems. Question is for the flush mount gunnel rod holders - what is the logic used to decide the angle of the rod holder? They come in 0/15/30 degree increments? I am looking to use them to troll with dipseys and planer boards.
If you are going to use them for trolling planar boards and dipseys there is no reason to add flush mount gunwale rod holders to the boat for that as you won't use those holders - you will add a set of double / triple / quad holders with a gimbal mount that slides down into the flush mount gunwale holders. For that boat I'd recommend either track mount or a quick release base plate mounting system. You will need access to through bolt with good backing support - large washers at a minimum.

Everyone has their favorite rod holders but by far the most versatile and highest quality are made right in Cleveland, Ohio by Cisco Fishing Systems. www.ciscofishingsystemsltd.com

If you can post a picture or two of your boat setup now you will get better advice on what / where to mount. Some of that depends on what all you plan to run and how many people / rods will be in use.
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If you are going to use them for trolling planar boards and dipseys there is no reason to add flush mount gunwale rod holders to the boat for that as you won't use those holders - you will add a set of double / triple / quad holders with a gimbal mount that slides down into the flush mount gunwale holders. For that boat I'd recommend either track mount or a quick release base plate mounting system. You will need access to through bolt with good backing support - large washers at a minimum.

Everyone has their favorite rod holders but by far the most versatile and highest quality are made right in Cleveland, Ohio by Cisco Fishing Systems. www.ciscofishingsystemsltd.com

If you can post a picture or two of your boat setup now you will get better advice on what / where to mount. Some of that depends on what all you plan to run and how many people / rods will be in use.
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Originally Posted by FreeByrd View Post
If you are going to use them for trolling planar boards and dipseys there is no reason to add flush mount gunwale rod holders to the boat for that as you won't use those holders - you will add a set of double / triple / quad holders with a gimbal mount that slides down into the flush mount gunwale holders. For that boat I'd recommend either track mount or a quick release base plate mounting system. You will need access to through bolt with good backing support - large washers at a minimum.

Everyone has their favorite rod holders but by far the most versatile and highest quality are made right in Cleveland, Ohio by Cisco Fishing Systems. www.ciscofishingsystemsltd.com

If you can post a picture or two of your boat setup now you will get better advice on what / where to mount. Some of that depends on what all you plan to run and how many people / rods will be in use.
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Thanks for the reply - is the reason to use a gimbal mount in the flush mount holder to give height to the rods?
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I used to use gimbal mount track/rod holders but more then once I've had the pin in the bottom of the gimbal mount break on me when someone accidentally leaned too hard or was thrown against the rod holders in rough waves.

This is what I use now only a triple not a quad

https://www.ciscofishingsystemsltd.c...ease-base-5812

you can occasionally find used systems on OGF or facebook
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Originally Posted by Cabin Fever UP View Post
I'm looking at tracks and flush mount rod holders for a Starcraft Islander. I get the utility/versatility of the track systems. Question is for the flush mount gunnel rod holders - what is the logic used to decide the angle of the rod holder? They come in 0/15/30 degree increments? I am looking to use them to troll with dipseys and planer boards.
If you can afford it, Cannon tracks and rod holders are the ticket. they rotate 360 and pivot up and down with so much ease! worth the investment. we usually get 2 to 3 seasons out of ours and we do about 130 to 150 trips plus 4 to 5 tournaments every season.
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Cisco or Muddy Creek rod holders would work the best on your rig. I currently have Cisco’s but if I was outfitting another boat I would use the Muddy Creek stuff. The quality is the same as Cisco but they have a better tilt feature. No little levers to catch clothing and dump the rod overboard.
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One more option that also has a quick release available.

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I have the Cisco quad quick release I like them I had them mounted on a gimbal the q/r are so much easier to install and store.
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For those that have experience with the Cisco Fishing Systems gimbal mount rod holders, i can get the rod holders to pivot 90 degrees by releasing the black lever, but i can't figure out how to get the rod holders to rotate so they don't pivot into each other. The website makes it sound like you can just lift up and the machined teeth will separate enough to rotate them but this wasn't working (or maybe i wasn't lifting up hard enough). Can anyone confirm it's that simple or does something need to be loosened to be able to rotate them? Thanks...
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This is a pic of what i was referring to...
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you have to lift pretty hard, trust me. they are the best rod holders though, IMO
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I'm putting Cisco's on my Lund this winter as one of my upgrade projects. I'm sold on these rod holders after fishing with Boataholic earlier this year.

They make them for my boats track system.
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Muddy Creek all the way.
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Have had them all, Muddy Creek trumps them all.
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This is a pic of what i was referring to...
They will rotate by lifting and turning. They are VERY tight spring loaded especially when new. TIP - lower the holder down about 60 degrees and lock it in place with the black handle then lift and turn. You will be able to get better leverage to posiiton them horizontally this way. Also another tip - as you use them some the tension on the black handel may need adjusted. Loosen the pressure on the handle and you can turn the nut on the other side a SLIGHT amount to adjust tension. You want the tension / lever to be TIGHT when you position the holder where you want it.
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