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Offline OneMoreFish

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Rod lockers
« on: Nov 05, 2018, 05:32 PM »
Looking to pick up a new rod locker this year. What is everyoneís favorite? Iím looking at the Striker Transporter right now and looks pretty nice. A question for anyone who has this one. Is that center storage are large enough to store my FL-18 in it? Seems like you could really eliminate some items with that case.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #1 on: Nov 05, 2018, 05:59 PM »
Looking to pick up a new rod locker this year. What is everyoneís favorite? Iím looking at the Striker Transporter right now and looks pretty nice. A question for anyone who has this one. Is that center storage are large enough to store my FL-18 in it? Seems like you could really eliminate some items with that case.

Here's one of mine...  ;D



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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2018, 06:00 PM »
Eagle claw hard case

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2018, 06:02 PM »
Here's one of mine...  ;D




Hey thatís pretty cool! Cheap to make one too!

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #4 on: Nov 05, 2018, 06:40 PM »
Eagle claw

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #5 on: Nov 05, 2018, 07:24 PM »
Ice fishing innovations case. One and done. Easy choice for me.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #6 on: Nov 05, 2018, 07:52 PM »
depends what you want to spend. Eagle claw $49 the other 2 mentioned here very expensive. The transporter doesn't carry long rods and if u leave the jigs on the get stuck inside the tubes. It doesn't stand up on its own on the ice either. The Eagle Claw can hold a lot of gear.





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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #7 on: Nov 05, 2018, 08:00 PM »
depends what you want to spend. Eagle claw $49 the other 2 mentioned here very expensive. The transporter doesn't carry long rods and if u leave the jigs on the get stuck inside the tubes. It doesn't stand up on its own on the ice either. The Eagle Claw can hold a lot of gear.


This one is the Eagle Claw? I like that a lot too. Quite a bit cheaper then all of the rest as well.




One with 6 rods and 5 finicky foolers in it and the other loaded with jigging poles and all jigging gear.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #8 on: Nov 05, 2018, 09:12 PM »
yes they both are
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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #9 on: Nov 06, 2018, 05:07 PM »
What is the longest rod the eagle claw can hold?   I. Seriously thinking about it.
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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #10 on: Nov 06, 2018, 05:24 PM »
What is the longest rod the eagle claw can hold?   I. Seriously thinking about it.
Just measured mine, about 40" is the max.  It would be a squeeze but it will fit.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #11 on: Nov 06, 2018, 05:28 PM »
Just measured mine, about 40" is the max.  It would be a squeeze but it will fit.

Ty.  I think one rod I like to use is longer than that but at least most of them would fit in there.   I could make some sort of rod holders just for that one on my ATV and have the rest stored in this locker.
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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #12 on: Nov 06, 2018, 05:31 PM »
I have the SI Transporter...I love this bag as it acts as a knap sack ..w/plenty of utility box storage

I also have the Eagle Claw ... I got it mainly for my in line set ups..works good also 





 
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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #13 on: Nov 06, 2018, 06:09 PM »
I have the SI Transporter...I love this bag as it acts as a knap sack ..w/plenty of utility box storage

I also have the Eagle Claw ... I got it mainly for my in line set ups..works good also 







Will your vexilar/marcum fit in that center storage area?

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #14 on: Nov 06, 2018, 08:26 PM »
I wouldn't put anything that heavy in center storage.

But no the Marcum will not fit inside the eagle claw ice rod case.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #15 on: Nov 06, 2018, 08:37 PM »
I wouldn't put anything that heavy in center storage.

But no the Marcum will not fit inside the eagle claw ice rod case.

I should have been more specific, I meant inside the transporter case.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #16 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:39 AM »
I should have been more specific, I meant inside the transporter case.
LOL I guess I don't know the answer to that one.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2018, 03:00 AM »
i think the flambeau gives best bang for buck if dont wanna spend 100 plus, 40 bucks on amazon now, was 35 in summer. its the eagle claw with bonus of foam on lid

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2018, 05:34 AM »
Will your vexilar/marcum fit in that center storage area?

I believe a flasher unit will fit ..laying down for taller units ..ie Vexilar Ultra case.
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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #19 on: Nov 07, 2018, 06:20 AM »
i think the flambeau gives best bang for buck if dont wanna spend 100 plus, 40 bucks on amazon now, was 35 in summer. its the eagle claw with bonus of foam on lid
both very similar, but the eagle claw is slightly bigger 42x12x7" vs 40x9.5x6" but the no foam on top

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #20 on: Nov 07, 2018, 06:43 AM »
I got the transporter last year and hauled my lx5 in the center.  Worked great and happy I bought it.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #21 on: Nov 07, 2018, 08:45 AM »
Depending on how much room you have/don't have and what your budget is, I would recommend the Otter Rod Box.  If you are like me and you are bringing something like $300-$400 in rods/reels out on the ice, i am not taking any chances.  The Otter Rod Box will easily hold 5 combos plus a small jig box or two.  Nothing moves in that box, you don't need to fold handles and it is basically indestructible.  No plastic latches, these are metal latches holding this thing shut.  Big and heavy but you can put your rods in there and never have to worry that they will come out broken.  I've had one for close to 10 years and wouldn't be without it. 
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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #22 on: Nov 08, 2018, 04:52 AM »
both very similar, but the eagle claw is slightly bigger 42x12x7" vs 40x9.5x6" but the no foam on top
Both cases are exactly the same, Eagle Claw measurements are for  outside dimensions and Flambeau for inside. The difference is in dividers Flambeau is for open water 6.6 two-piece rods and Eagle Claw is for ice fishing rods

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2018, 07:19 AM »
Amazon will have to update it's specs.  Will know tomorrow what size the flambeau is, as have one coming from a warehouse deal ($30) on amazon.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #24 on: Nov 08, 2018, 11:01 AM »
Looking for options on new rod storage case, my longest rod is only 28" though, most are 24" any smaller cases like that out there?

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #25 on: Nov 08, 2018, 11:17 AM »
I really like my Lakewood ice rod cases.  They are not too big and offer solid protection.  The moderate size is nice, especially if you primarily use shorter rods.  You can easily fit 6 sub 28" rods in these.  The external pockets are great and prevent the case from slipping around when strapped down.   

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #26 on: Nov 08, 2018, 11:45 AM »
I love the Eagle Claw. Holds my boxes, terminal and Aqua vu too.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #27 on: Nov 08, 2018, 12:36 PM »
I really like the Otter rod box. It's pretty rigid. I have 5 rods in mine that I just stow in the my flipover and never have to worry about my rods getting broken any more.

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Re: Rod lockers
« Reply #28 on: Nov 08, 2018, 01:53 PM »
The hard sided rod boxes are great for off season storage too.
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