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Old 04-27-2006, 05:17 PM
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Has anyone bought these yet and given them a try? Their site is: http://www.siderigger.com/
I looked at them today in tackle shop and wondering if they are effective and do the job?
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:47 AM
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There was a thread on this product a few weeks ago. Do a search, I can't remember what the conclusion was.

Now I recall........they were too darn expensive at $325.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:28 AM
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I second what Twotems said. They look great. But when compared to outrodders at $70 each they are very steep. If they drop the price to $150 or less, I would buy a pair for sure....

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:13 AM
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I just picked one up for BFT trolling in the Northeast. Will allow me to get another rod in the spread (9th) and troll an additional squid bar out of a rigger....
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Sideriggers: Has any one tried them?

They look like they would be great for a small boat like mine. But $325...I would really have to think about that. I do very little off shore fishing so I do not know if I would get my money's worth out of them.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:13 PM
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I talked to the owner of the side rigger today, Paul. His product was top finishes in the SKA last year and top finishes in the Striper fishing world as well. Paul was very helpful, if your target is King Fish, side roders are ok. If the target is Dolphin, Tuna, and the Whoo, Side Riggers will work better and slow trolling flounder baits! I have decided this is what I will invest in instead of outriggers or side roders. Been twisted and turned on the decision until today. Even a couple of charter captins on the N.C. coast are exicted about them now.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:15 PM
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Paul Nicholson
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Office 919-647-4588
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This is the owner and designer.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:05 AM
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This may save you some $$$

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:11 AM
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I looked at a set in my local tackle store & my conclusion is ..........There are way to many things that can go wrong with them - from the wimpy push buttoms to extend the poles up, out & overboard - to the the wing nuts to adjust the angle..........
Ok for a Trawler that used in their ads they might be the perfect choice.
But on a Center Console go with outriggers or add on rod holders on either side of your t-top.........ICM
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:15 AM
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That looks like a future headache lots of torque on those pole holders .
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:16 AM
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One thing i do like about them is the height adjustabilaty which you do not have with "Rod Riggers" and a bit more reach, But they are a bit too much money for what they offer over an $80 product..
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:21 AM
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What Ice Cream Man said, and also if you hook up, the contraption is then in your way as you fight the fish. With an outrigger mounted on a CC T-top you work the fish under it.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:29 AM
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Wow this thread came back from the grave!!!

I still haven't pulled the trigger on these... At $150 each, I'd buy a set today.
My position hasn't changed from 2 years ago....

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:12 PM
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They seem to be more for a boat without a T-Top, I have looked at them as well for extended spread coverage on my pioneer 197.
If I had a T-top, I wouldn't really need them. They do seem to be made very well though.

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Old 04-04-2008, 04:11 AM
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Woofer........is your boat a bow rider?.........What species are you going to be fishing for?.........
How miles out do you plan on going? ..........How many rods & people will you be fishing with?.............
These are some questions that you might want to address before buying something that might not work for you..........

Look up all the BlueWaterPirate ( he's a fish catching machine ) post for rigging up a bow ride style of boat......hope this helps........ICM
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