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Old 02-18-2011, 08:48 AM
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I usually run 3 lines - bow out 100 yards , midship 50 yards, and stern straight down. I was thing of adding a pair of Zero degree rod holders in the stern and use my bent-butt in this position (straight out the side not rear)? my thinking is that it will give the line a better angle and less chance of getting into the trim tabs or motors. Anybody have any thoughts on this or am I just wasting money?
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:52 AM
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I used zero degree rod holders at multiple locations on my boat with the use of tridents. Drilling one hole vs. 3 in multiple locations. Also gives the cap a cleaner look.

I assume you are not going to fight the fish in the rod holder/tri-dent. Just make sure your drags are not set to tight.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:56 AM
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I have 2 0 degree swivel rod holders in the stern that I use the bent butt in
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:57 AM
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I was thinking about swivesl myself? do they have much tension or will the rod tip dance around with evey pasing wave
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Originally Posted by ono loco View Post
I was thinking about swivesl myself? do they have much tension or will the rod tip dance around with evey pasing wave
Great question, really hoping for a great answer.
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i belive all of them (definitely the Lee's) have a tension adjustment nut on the bottom. you can set them pretty tight so that it takes a good amount of effort to move the tip. certainly tight enough that the tip does not rotate with the swells.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by gtrfred View Post
i belive all of them (definitely the Lee's) have a tension adjustment nut on the bottom. you can set them pretty tight so that it takes a good amount of effort to move the tip. certainly tight enough that the tip does not rotate with the swells.
Beautiful. And why wouldn't they have that? Thanks gtr'. Btw, nice signature. Love that.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:10 PM
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Yes u can adjust the tension on the swivel. I have rupp rod holders.
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