Rod holders on the boat
3/27/16 @ 2:27 PM
3/28/16 @ 2:14 PM
If you can mount tracks that would be the best. Not easy sometimes and cost is a factor. With track system you will have several accessory options from single rod holders to rod trees. Not to mention the best can holders ever. I like metal rod holders,tube style, the rods don't hang inside the boat and get in the way. Metal tube style will hold Dipsey Divers much better than plastic. Good luck, It's fun rigging a new to you boat.
3/28/16 @ 8:50 AM
I have flush mount scotty's on my boat for 10 years and I use them for salmon fishing, brown trout and musky and have not had any problems with them at all. I even run mag dispey's on them.
I have not used extensions and really can't envision why you would need them. Put some thought into spacing them out and you can get the necessary clearance with rod tilt.
3/28/16 @ 5:54 AM
My prior boat I had Ram 2000s. My current boat I have Cabela 360HTs. Both were/are mounted with flush mounts. Both have tall mounts shafts. Both work equally well, are strong enough to pull boards on 8'6" trolling rods, withstand snags when trolling, etc. I actually slightly prefer the 360HTs. They are easier to remove from the mounts for storage, adjust rod outward angles, etc. The 360HTs were also cheaper, because they are optionally available as a 4 pack instead of singlular packaging.