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Hay guys I haven't been around as much as I used to be for all spring I worked out in Kansas. While out there I had over three miles of muddy river all to my self. Long story short I caught the catfishing bug as a result. Figured I would try catfishing out of the boat and as well figured I could use some rod holders as well. After looking at the factory ones and then the prices, I concluded that maybe I should just make some beings I am a junkman. I first set out and built a prototype to see what the results would be. And with a few modifications and as well some tests to make sure my one of a kind gunnel clamp would take the abuse of a monster cat I set out and fabricated six for my little river rat. Here are a few photos showing the results. i got them built in around 12 hours at a cost of around $20. Just thought I would post them for others to glean ideas off of if they want.

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Well done Junkman!

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Sweet rodholders you make there Junkman.......I have four Monsterrodholders on my Seaark, I put them on after a nice cat tore up a Driftmaster rod holder I had. http://monsterrodholders.com/ they have held up pretty good so far.....I haven't had a 70+ Blue nail them pretty good thus far but, we are waiting.

Yours are much cheaper and cool looking, I'm lazy and go buy the Monsters.

Do you do more drift fishing or anchored up????

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You want to know the truth all I have mainly ever done was bank fish for cats. That is why I made the holders to try boat fishing for them. The times I have went with someone else we just tied up to a tree (river fishing). I looked at the monster rod holder. but being I never have used one, I was leery of having the reel just dangling out there on the outside of the holder. Hated the thought of loosing $100 reels. Thats why I decided to make my own design. I here you on still waiting for the 70 plus blue, for I am waiting patiently myself.

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You want to know the truth all I have mainly ever done was bank fish for cats. That is why I made the holders to try boat fishing for them. The times I have went with someone else we just tied up to a tree (river fishing). I looked at the monster rod holder. but being I never have used one, I was leery of having the reel just dangling out there on the outside of the holder. Hated the thought of loosing $100 reels. Thats why I decided to make my own design. I here you on still waiting for the 70 plus blue, for I am waiting patiently myself.

You'll get one, I'm lucky we get to fish Missouri River and Mississippi confluence. The Alton lock is just a mile upstream and there are big Blues and Flatheads all over the place, you just need to find a countour of at least 5 to 7 feet, then anchor above, which can be a little hairy, and throw them some cut Skipjacks,Bluegill or Asians or a whole Mooneye if you can catch one, they seem to work like nothing else but, they have to be whole. Sure wish I could take you in the Seaark and show ya some nice cats.....not many of my fishing buddies seem to want to chase the monsters???? I know it's a little industrial looking but there is nothing like having a 50 lb blue run you in very thick current like a saltwater fish......I love it!!!!

I still like your rodholders, they look cool as hell and the fact that you made them makes them even better.

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Yes your location would be a bit far for me or I would jump at a opportunity to go monster cat hunting. I heard that a 110lb. blue was caught at Melvin Price the other day now that would be something. Do have friends that live in Jeff city so thinking of trying the Missouri out up that way. Always wanted to catch the bigones, and didn't know there was any other mindset.

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