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Old 08-14-2017, 10:03 AM
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Default Rod Holders - Tube vs Cradle

Debating making the switch from cradle to tube style rod holders. Thinking about the Scotty Rocket Launchers because I already have rails mounted. They are strictly for walleye fishing. Has anyone made the switch and regretted it? Looking for some feedback on going to tubes.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:18 AM
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Why?

Are you having issues with your cradle style rod holders?

I use only cradle style holders and would not consider switching to tube style.

But, to each his own.

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Old 08-14-2017, 10:40 AM
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No issues with my cradle style. Just thinking about getting the rods out of the boat to free up more space. Especially when I have more than 1 other person with me.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:59 PM
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Good point, and the tube style will certainly do that for you.

Take care
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:06 PM
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I run tubes, but on rod trees, for all planer board rods. Bottom bouncer rods go in a cradle style holder. With that said, running bouncers or dipsys with a tube holder would be just fine. The only issue for some is that you have to lean over farther to get the rod out of the holder with the tube style.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:09 PM
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I have some Scotty cradles and the rocket launchers, and I like the rocket launchers better most of the time. I feel like I can get the rod out of the tube more quickly to respond to a bite or a snag, but the cradles are a bit more secure for things like pulling cranks.
I can see how others might not like the tube style depending on how their boat is laid out, or if their arms are long enough to get the rod out without leaving the seat.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:21 PM
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I have both and use them for different situations. Open water trolling where snagging is not an issue I use the tubes. When trolling in rivers or timber I use the cradles.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:27 PM
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Hello: I use both. I have Cabela's quick draw holders which are made by Scotty . Good Luck . O - R
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:53 PM
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I can see where the tubes and trees have an advantage with no rods in the boat. Although they are a bit pricey, I just bought six of the Folbe quick release rod holders and absolutely love them on my sport track brackets.


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Old 08-15-2017, 02:55 PM
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I put Cisco tubes on my new boat to clear the rod butts out of the boat. I really like them but they are pricey. I also got a couple Bert's risers and Ram Cradles for running rods below horizontal.
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