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truck bed rod rack recommendations

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I've recently bought a pickup and am in the market for a rod rack to put in the bed of the truck. ive been looking at Portarod but was wondering if there's any brands out there that I should be taking a look at. thanks 

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Had my portarod now for 5 years.  Perfect item.  Unless your a DIY guy, go with Portarod you won’t be disappointed.  Very versatile.  Easy in/ out.   

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4 mins ago, dlaurend said:

Had my portarod now for 5 years.  Perfect item.  Unless your a DIY guy, go with Portarod you won’t be disappointed.  Very versatile.  Easy in/ out.   

can you fit surf rods on the inshore model or should I go for the offshore 

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Inshore you’re be fine .  I put 12’ rods with 14000 reel size.   Offshore handle bigger heavier conventional rod and reel.. they’ll also handle inshore but more expensive.  

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Port a rod would be the best value route. But if you want to spend more the ski rack system on top of your truck is pretty sweet. Thule or Yakima are nice. 

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DIY!! Buy a couple rod holders online and fab one up from pressure treated 2”x10”. I did it and my total cost was something like $26 plus my time. (I already had the bars from work, but I think they were like $20 ea) Here’s a few pica of mine— good luck whatever you choose! 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, RyanJ_88 said:

DIY!! Buy a couple rod holders online and fab one up from pressure treated 2”x10”. I did it and my total cost was something like $26 plus my time. (I already had the bars from work, but I think they were like $20 ea) Here’s a few pica of mine— good luck whatever you choose! 

 

 

 

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nice looking rod holder 

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44 mins ago, striper1524 said:

nice looking rod holder 

Thanks bud! Not sure about the plastic holders but pretty sure the wood will outlast the truck itself with all the spar-urethane lol. 

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On 5/11/2020 at 8:31 PM, RyanJ_88 said:

DIY!! Buy a couple rod holders online and fab one up from pressure treated 2”x10”. I did it and my total cost was something like $26 plus my time. (I already had the bars from work, but I think they were like $20 ea) Here’s a few pica of mine— good luck whatever you choose! 

 

 

 

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that looks awesome 

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On 5/11/2020 at 5:45 PM, Tailslap said:

Port a rod would be the best value route. But if you want to spend more the ski rack system on top of your truck is pretty sweet. Thule or Yakima are nice. 

I was looking into those but my truck doesn't have the rack on the roof so I don't think it would work 

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5 hours ago, connman said:

What reel is that on left side with grey handle?

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Yep as Kap said Salt-X 6k. And thanks guys, little stain and some urethane will go a long way with some decent lumber. I also didn’t have the factory cross bars or I would likely have gone with the Rac-A-Rod. Gna try and fab some kind of guillotine style locking mechanism. Good luck!! 

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