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Old 05-15-2015, 03:02 PM
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Default Best outrigger bases and carbon poles

I am looking for current opinions on the best outrigger bases and carbon outrigger poles.
It seems that Rupp and Taco are the bases people use the most.

Carbon poles- Smith, Rupp, Bly, Taco.

Please let me know what you think

Thanks.
Old 05-15-2015, 03:31 PM
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Don't rule out Marsh Tackys.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-miscellaneous-items-commercial-sellers-only/671694-marsh-tacky-quick-draw-carbon-telescoping-outriggers.html
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Here we go again...
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Originally Posted by fishhard1331 View Post
Here we go again...
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I have a Contender 23T that came with Rupp Top Guns. They are welded in and I like them just fine. I've owned several boats with them and they are rugged and simple to maintain. I'd been looking for some carbon fiber poles and say Bly's product at the boat show and saw many manufacturers using them on their demo boats. I really liked the white/silver 20 footers I saw and ordered a pair from Bly back in January. The install and rigging was super easy and the line caddy he makes keeps all your rigging in order when the poles are not extended. The poles are super light and stiff. So far the hardware seems to be of first rate quality and mine needed no adjustments so far. I used them for Mahi and Wahoo down in Marathon a bunch so far this year and really like the 20 footers. Seems to make the spread just enough bigger that I can easily fish more lines. The white/silver color of the outriggers is easy to keep clean and cool to the touch. Bly was easy to deal with on the phone and threw in a couple T-shirts. Overall very pleased with my purchase and would buy again.
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I've had my blyriggers in rupp top gun welded in mounts and Lee Sidewinder? welded in mounts. The rupp were not adjustable and the Lee's are. I prefer the rupp unless you have a reason to lay them down or change their position.
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Originally Posted by cave man View Post
I have a Contender 23T that came with Rupp Top Guns. They are welded in and I like them just fine. I've owned several boats with them and they are rugged and simple to maintain. I'd been looking for some carbon fiber poles and say Bly's product at the boat show and saw many manufacturers using them on their demo boats. I really liked the white/silver 20 footers I saw and ordered a pair from Bly back in January. The install and rigging was super easy and the line caddy he makes keeps all your rigging in order when the poles are not extended. The poles are super light and stiff. So far the hardware seems to be of first rate quality and mine needed no adjustments so far. I used them for Mahi and Wahoo down in Marathon a bunch so far this year and really like the 20 footers. Seems to make the spread just enough bigger that I can easily fish more lines. The white/silver color of the outriggers is easy to keep clean and cool to the touch. Bly was easy to deal with on the phone and threw in a couple T-shirts. Overall very pleased with my purchase and would buy again.
I am also Blaming you for something else. Email or PM me so I can pay you back with some more T shirts. I could not sleep perfecting an Idea last night on a new Blyrigger product because of something you said above. Its your fault. Jay
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I will 2nd the Marsh Tacky Carbons. We are going with the Taco GS 380 and 18' Marsh Tacky outriggers on our new build. Can't wait to test out the carbon outriggers. Good luck with your search
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I have Bly's 20 footers mounted in Taco GS 380's, and couldn't be happier. They are easy to rig, look great and are as light as a feather. Jay's customer service is first rate. I had an issue with one rigger fitting properly in the port mount, and within a day, he sent me a new one.
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Originally Posted by Dolphin Daze View Post
I will 2nd the Marsh Tacky Carbons. We are going with the Taco GS 380 and 18' Marsh Tacky outriggers on our new build. Can't wait to test out the carbon outriggers. Good luck with your search
So would this be a current opinion or an educated guess.;?
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On my 42 Yellowfin I have Bly's silver 21 foot retractables on 380 taco mounts. We have run in some decent seas with them extended and have had no issues whatsoever. Plus, Bly is great to deal with and truly stands behind what he sells.
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Fixed length and retractables from various companies each have their benefits and tradeoff's. A lot will come down to personal preference just as with purchasing a boat or rods and reels. Let me know if I can be of any help.
Some of my Quick Draw Hybrids:
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Originally Posted by MARSH TACKY View Post
Fixed length and retractables from various companies each have their benefits and tradeoff's. A lot will come down to personal preference just as with purchasing a boat or rods and reels. Let me know if I can be of any help.
Some of my Quick Draw Hybrids:
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Looks like somebody got ahold of Blys clamps and added some bulky hardware..... Classy couldn't design your own cam clamp?
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Just had my Bly 20' poles set up along with a centre rigger - boat is in shipping from USA to Australia right now and will get to run them soon, though only on yellowfin as our marlin season is over. They look and feel great and the locking mechanism is very robust...gave them a tug on the dry and they are nice and crisp - think these are the bomb and can't wait to get into it with them.

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Originally Posted by lonesurfer87 View Post
Looks like somebody got ahold of Blys clamps and added some bulky hardware..... Classy couldn't design your own cam clamp?
pulleys are much preferable to eyelets. and those types of clamps have been around forever, so while they may have been 'copied', it certainly wasn't from bly.

also, bly has mentioned his metal parts are actually '60% carbon nickel' . I have no idea what metal that is but it is most certainly not stainless steel. I would stick with 316. Marsh, what metal do you use?
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Originally Posted by chainsaw42 View Post
pulleys are much preferable to eyelets. and those types of clamps have been around forever, so while they may have been 'copied', it certainly wasn't from bly. also, bly has mentioned his metal parts are actually '60% carbon nickel' . I have no idea what metal that is but it is most certainly not stainless steel. I would stick with 316. Marsh, what metal do you use?
These Bly/Marsh pissing contests are so stupid. Buy a pair of someone's outriggers and go catch some fish. Geez.
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Originally Posted by stoweaway View Post
These Bly/Marsh pissing contests are so stupid. Buy a pair of someone's outriggers and go catch some fish. Geez.
I enjoy a good THT pissing contest. Please don't stop them.
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I'm using Rupp Top Guns and their carbon fiber poles. Happy so far.
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At least on this post I haven't seen any pissing between Marsh & Bly. They both just posted some info on their respective products. Other folks have chosen to try and stir the pot!

Nothing wrong with pitching your product! Also.....nothing wrong with folks sticking up for a product that they own and believe in!

Bottom line is.....there are certainly numerous options for the OP to consider before buying anyone's product. Just figure out which one apeals to you and buy it!

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