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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:16 pm 
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These days the majority of the fishing I do from the Pro Angler involves sightfishing. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than quietly poling along a flat and sneaking up on a fish that doesn't know you're there. Sightfishing is also very practical in that standing up gives you increased visibility, especially in clear water or over light colored bottom. I've noticed that when I spot a fish while poling, I have to take my eyes off the fish for a few seconds to lay down my push pole and grab the fishing rod. I can recall a few trips to the Keys earlier this year where I lost sight of a permit during these few seconds. So to eliminate this problem and reduce the time it takes to make a cast, I created a rod and push pole holder out of schedule 40 PVC that sits inside the sail mast mount. I originally got this idea from the user "Bearsfan" on another fishing forum but modified it to fit my needs.

PVC Used
1" PVC Pipe
1" to 1.5" Tee (2)
1" Tee (1)
1" 90 Degree (4)
1" 45 Degree (2)
1" Cross (1)
1/2" PVC Pipe
1/2" 90 Degree (1)
1/2" Tee (1)
1/2" Endcap (2)
1/2" to 1" Coupler (1)

I used duct tape to form an indentation so that the rods won't slide across the PVC. I wrapped a tapered section of electrical tape around the 1/2" PVC pipe that goes into the sail mast mount so that the fit is snug. I added a piece of Seadek (closed cell foam) where the push pole sits to eliminate sliding. I also use the bungees from the front hatch to prevent rotation and add stability.

Here it is in action from yesterdays trip...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:22 pm 
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That is really cool, got me thinking. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:32 am 
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Hello DouGR81.

Nice work :wink:

Great post and pictures!

A hug.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:47 pm 
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I really like that setup. Were did you get that push pole? And who makes it? What price range?

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:08 pm 
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To be honest I saw the first couple pics and thought?
whats the point?

Then I saw the 2 fish pics...WOW
Awesome fish and great pics!

whatever works for you!
nice job


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Nice job. I'm going to try and adapt this for my Revo 13.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:19 am 
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My first thought was that after you put the push pole down, it will be very difficult to get either of the fishing rods out. If there was a short section of pipe outboard of the vertical pole holders, it would be simple to sweep the rod to the side. Even better, attach one of those rubber pole clamps to each vertical so there'd be less chance of the rod bouncing out.

Edit to add: I had to search for the brand of clamp I meant above. It's a Mini Quick Fist as seen here http://www.endroad.com/ I bought two to hold my paddle outside the hull, and they work great.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:37 am 
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This is awesome. I'm building me one here soon.


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