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6/9/17 @ 4:41 PM
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taimen
User since 10/8/09

 A buddy wants me to run my gear off his boat, i'm worried the plastic rod holders(walleye) won't handle PP dispys let alone wire. one angry king and I loose a set up, NOT a good day. Am I over thinking this ?

 I bought Great Lakes holders for a reason, RIGHT.

                      thx, be safe

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7/11/20 @ 12:02 AM
Minfam
User since 2/16/20

I use my regular Scotty rod holders for dipseys, 10 color lead, 300 copper on my tx 44 boards and troll for musky too.  Never an issue in 22 years of using them.  If I had to troll with a downeaster I wouldn't troll at all.

7/10/20 @ 1:14 PM
hntesox
hntesox
User since 1/11/02

I also run triple trees on trax. I put a full 1/4” alum plate under mine. I wouldn’t have any issues with running a dipsey on mine


7/10/20 @ 1:13 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

putting a backing under track is never bad thing and something I would always try and do on my boat....but I believe most manufacturers only recommend that if using downriggers on your track.  I believe the reason is a downrigger with long boom can put an upword cantilever force on track and pull out screws, where rods will always put a torsional force on track and screws/adhesive combo are sufficient for that application. 

7/10/20 @ 11:58 AM
fishmunkee
fishmunkee
User since 3/20/02

My triple vertical trees are in my Traxtech 6' tracks. The tracks have backing plates at each bolt. Talk to the manufacturer about your specific boat model.

7/10/20 @ 11:55 AM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

Can it be assumed the triple rod trees can handle dipsys? What about two? I would imagine something like a rod tree needs some kind of backing plate underneath. What do those of who run them use? Does anyone go pretty beefy and mount a top and bottom plate? I'd hate for an investment like that, plus all the gear, wind up peeling away from the gunnel lol.  

7/10/20 @ 8:40 AM
hntesox
hntesox
User since 1/11/02

I have run both Scotty rocket tubes and traditional with no issues. However, i do not run those for dipsey. I prefer the down east holders I have for my dipsey rigs. Also, I upgraded all my bases to the new ones that have a button that locks them in so they can not come out until the button is pressed.

7/8/20 @ 5:05 PM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER since 2/16/04

Stuff happens.....I had a scotty that would creep out of the socket in wavy  conditions and let the rod swing back freaking out my friend P.K. Turned out shimming it from underneath with washers bringing it closer to level corrected the problem. I understand why putting a ten foot wire dypsy rod in a plastic holder seems a little dicey.

7/8/20 @ 3:45 PM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

I'm assuming most of the discussion about Scottys is related to the cradle style. Does anyone use or know of someone who uses the Scotty rocket launcher/tube style for Dipsys? The cradle style probably wouldn't work on my boat due to the seat configuration. 


6/12/17 @ 9:24 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

I use scotty's with wire dipseys at 90....just loosen drag so they dont creep as stated and no worries.  Had this setup for over 10 years.  

6/11/17 @ 1:36 PM
Misdafew
User since 6/30/06

I use Scotty rod holders for my dipsys with 9' rods set @ a 90* angle. They are plastic and have had them for years with no issues. Back the drag off a little and let the fish take line to make it easier to get out of the rod holder. Works for me!!

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