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Old 05-15-2015, 09:37 PM
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I just purchased a used fishing boat and it has 10 Scottys flush mount rod holders installed. It did not have any of the actual holders just the mounts. Will any other brand fit in the rod holder or will I need to purchase Scottys rod holders. I can get the Bass Pro shop brand for about a quarter of the price? thanks
Old 05-16-2015, 07:07 AM
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You want the scottys powerlocks with the plastic locking ring. I used to import scottys before they had a distributor here in the US. They are made under other names. The cabelas for instance are scottys with a cabelas logo. Bass pro might do the same. They are tough. I once had one stuck under a dock after the tide rose. The outside rail of the whaler was up in the air yet the scottys never cracked.
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Awesome that is good to hear. I will order the Cabelas brand because they are half the price. Thanks for the help. It is appreciated.
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Default I have done more then a few outriggers for scotty rod holders.

I get what I think are crazy request. I am willing to adapt my outriggers to any new fishery. I even leaned that the river salmon fishermen in the north west occasionally troll for tuna in the pacific ocean. They wanted a portable outrigger and managed to make my kingfish outrigger work for them in those gunnel top mount adjustable rod holders. Must be some tough plastic they are made from?
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Wow, Barrel, you mean that Scotty rod holder may be able to hold a small tuna or dorado? I have several Scottys, but was going to replace then with flush mount steel ones for salt water. I'd rather use the Scottys if you think they can handle some bigger saltwater species?

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Originally Posted by malty falcon View Post
Wow, Barrel, you mean that Scotty rod holder may be able to hold a small tuna or dorado? I have several Scottys, but was going to replace then with flush mount steel ones for salt water. I'd rather use the Scottys if you think they can handle some bigger saltwater species?

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No they will not!
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
No they will not!
Yeah many's the Scotty rod holder that was snapped right off after some Albacore grabbed a clone and the drag was set too tight.
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Originally Posted by malty falcon View Post
Wow, Barrel, you mean that Scotty rod holder may be able to hold a small tuna or dorado? I have several Scottys, but was going to replace then with flush mount steel ones for salt water. I'd rather use the Scottys if you think they can handle some bigger saltwater species?

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Absolutly, You can take the powerlock and drive a pickup truck over it. I have sold maybe a thousand powerlocks on kayaks and have never seen one break, crack or fail in 20 years of selling them. The composite plastic reminds me of the stuff Glock pistols use.
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Originally Posted by Sam Salmon View Post
Yeah many's the Scotty rod holder that was snapped right off after some Albacore grabbed a clone and the drag was set too tight.
What snapped off? Was it a powerlock or one of their light wheight flyrod or freshwater holders? The lightwheight ones use a rubber strap to secure the rod. The powerlock uses a large ring that rotates over the rod handle. You can not break a powerlock or the base if its installed properly. There are at least 8 different bases now. All of them are used to hold the scottys extensive line of downriggers and they don't break with a 10 pound ball being dragged on a cable down 100 feet.
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Sorry Barrel but you are just flat out wrong here.

They will snap right off with a real fish (decent halibut will do it).

Been there, done that.

I haven't had a salmon snap one yet, though.

The bottom line is they are plastic, and there ain't a plastic rod holder in the world gonna hold a real offshore fish, period.

I always leash my rods. When I had these holders I would find my rods hanging by the leash when the guys weren't paying attention and the scotty rod holder snapped.

I have to replace the ones on my downriggers once or twice a year as they bend just from the tension trolling puts on them.

Don't get me wrong I'm a huge Scotty fan, but there are some definite limitations to their rod holders.

Take that to the bank.
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Yea I've got Scottys on my kayak and their great. Thing is, even with a tight drag you're not going to get near the stress on the holder on the kayak as you would a real boat. I do think they can be used in bigger boats, but just don't think that they are indestructible and plan as such (looser drags or rod leashes or something).
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They break after being used for several years, sitting in the elements does cause them to weaken. I always use leashes to hold my rods when I am using the scotty's... I think it's a good product but they will and do break. I have seen several break on Albacore, always use a leash...
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Originally Posted by SeaMonkey1 View Post
They break after being used for several years, sitting in the elements does cause them to weaken. I always use leashes to hold my rods when I am using the scotty's... I think it's a good product but they will and do break. I have seen several break on Albacore, always use a leash...
I agree with this 99%.

But for the record I was breaking them when they were brand new

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