Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gadgetman

Rock and Reel holder

12 posts in this topic

All right guys I give up. I bought one of the "tub" style holders after reading all the favorable posts about the item. Havent been to a show to see how they are to be set up and I'll be danged if I can figure out how to set the thing up. Can somebody give me a quick lesson as to how the thing works? Feeling kind of foolish having to ask but really want to try and use it in the next day or two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gadget, don't feel foolish, I posted the same question at the end of the RockNReel thread on the Ice Fishing Forum. Got one response so far but still kind of confused. Hopefully we'll both get more responses, once people get to work smile.gif Would be nice if they'd send some sort of diagrams/instructions with it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright guys......I was up nort' fishing since Thursday....The tub mount is fairly simple. Just find the place where you want to mount it under the front lip of the tub. Make sure it's in the position where the arm flips up and into place. (arm fully extended and resting on the lower lip edge.) Take your drill and a 3/16ths bit and drill the two bottom holes. Then, mount it on the inside of the tub with two screws/nuts in place and drill the other two upper holes (easier than trying to drill under the lip of the tub from the outside.) Then, remove it from the inside and install it on the outside and you're set. You can also change it from right hand to left hand by carefully driving out the rod rest pin and re-installing it from the other side. Once re-installed, just turn the pin with a pliers with soft material on the metal so it won't get marred. When the arm is full extended, make sure the half moon slot is level on the top so you can rest your rod there. Remember that your reel is the counterbalance for the other end(lure end) of the rod. Find a good balance point for your reel and mount it there on the handle. Most rods can be used there if the butt isn't too long. Reel seat must always be behind the peg. Hope that answers your questions. I just used my tub mounted unit for the last three days and it worked well for me. I mounted it just to the right of my seat with the peg pointing towards me. It was very easy to reach down and grab the rod. Also, when folded down on the outside of the tub, it was out of the way and never got damaged in three days of pounding over the ice behind a fourwheeler for many miles........T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Tbone, will mount it tonight and try it tomorrow night. Sounds like the key is to set the balance point of the rod/reel (probably right in front of the reel) on the silver peg). Then I take it that you use it like a deadstick without the bobber, just put your hook and bait down and watch the rod tip?

Caught your report on LOW, sounds like it might be worth bypassing Red and driving the extra 50 miles to LOW. I've never fished LOW in the winter, will the bait shops help you with spots/GPS coordinates?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blackjack.......That's right. Deadstick and no bobber. Rod is strike indicator. If you have a flasher, just watch it and get ready when the thing indicates a fish between your rig and the bottom. Yes, LOW is hot right now. We were on the NW Angle side but the south side has been on fire as well. The bait shops are good sources of info but just go to the LOW forum on here and you'll get all the info you need. The resorts you go out of will know where to go as well. Alot of the area on the south side is flat so the fish just sort of roam around out there. Sauger walleye and perch and the occasional eelpout.............T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blackjack.......That's right. Deadstick and no bobber. Rod is strike indicator. If you have a flasher, just watch it and get ready when the thing indicates a fish between your rig and the bottom. Yes, LOW is hot right now. We were on the NW Angle side but the south side has been on fire as well. The bait shops are good sources of info but just go to the LOW forum on here and you'll get all the info you need. The resorts you go out of will know where to go as well. Alot of the area on the south side is flat so the fish just sort of roam around out there. Sauger walleye and perch and the occasional eelpout.............T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where can a guy get a gander at one of these Rock and reel holders?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are selling out as fast as Rick is getting them in. I think he has a few left yet. I don't know if he has had time to get pictures of them up yet, but he has the order number listed as 1-800-523-0980. You might be able to get more information from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GUYS/T-BONE
I have been busy than heck after the LOW trip, I do have pictures of the RocknReel, the old wooden ones and the new standup model on LOW last weekend. You should be able to see pics on the simple set up. These things are deadly. All the crappies on URL were detected on the standup model, those fish were really finicky, the rod tip came up only an 1 nch or a little more before grabbing my rod and setting the hook. The problem was I lost about 10 of those things half way up to right in the hole. VEry thin paper mouths on those guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where should we look at these picks?

------------------
Have a good one!
CWMN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOOK in the main ice fishing forum under Rock&Reel thread go to page 6 i/2 way down the page you will see some pics

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • 6 months later and he is home
    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
    • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Maker's Maker's 46 Bulleit Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt   Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park has a nice smooth whiskey. Supposed to introduce a new bourbon in a couple weeks too.
    • Hey featherslayer, you gonna register that nice bird of yours pretty soon?
    • cool find!  sure looks like a Swainson's.  
  • Our Sponsors