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Rod Holder Tree vs. Pedestal Holder

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Can anyone tell me if there are advantages to having a tree vs the pedestal holder? We want to run planer boards, dipsey divers but dont have much room.

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You can run planer rods off a Pedestal holder, but it's hard runing divers off a tree. For your boat the pedestal 3 rod holder is the way to go.

You may want a tree later.

Its nice when running planer rods form a holder to be able to use the duel axis holders. Ie; Traxstech, or Canon.

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I like trees for boards. It gets your rods forward and stacked out of the fish catching area. I have run Dipseys from the bottom tree holder but mine are custom and supported top and bottom. If you plan on running 3 or more boards a side then by all means go with trees and a single quality rod holder for a Dipsey on both sides. Everyone likes what they like. Your best bet would be to fish with someone else on a similar size boat before rigging yours.

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I had the same question with my boat and ended up going with the 3 spot pedestal holder. I simply don't have the room to put rods anywhere when I'm not fishing (motoring in and out) and the trees aren't very good at holding stationary rods.

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I have run boats both ways. I currently run my boards of of my radar arch similar to a tree set up. I prefer this set up, seems to spread things out better. One down side is I can not always see all my rods when i'm at the helm. either way works fine, just personal preference really.

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Have an 18' boat and opted for the 3 spot pedestal's as well. It works well.

Maybe someday I'll add tree's if I come across a good deal but for now the pedestals work just fine. Not even sure we need more rod holders, I have 4 on each rigger, 3 for the pedestals and a single in the middle for a grand total of 15---plus rod holder storage up front for another 4 (19 if you include those).

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I have a triple tree on each side, and then I have fishlander triples on the gunnel for dipsies and what not. Works great.

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before the accident i rigged the boat as below

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i got to use it once and i loved it!!

since then i have added another rod holder to the pedastal for a double,

i can fit three rods in the tree, one straight up and two off the side, thing only thing i wish i woulda done was a bit more verticle with the tree

even though i'll probably typically run 9, I am confident i can run 12 lines easily, plus i have options if it is a dispy bite, i can pull a board and run another dipsy. or vice versa if a board bite is hot

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We have 7 along the gunnel of the boat and three up top like trees and like the ones gunnel more than the ones up top. The reason for that is, i run the back by my self and i dont wanna have to run all over if fish are going crazy, very easy to to run 2 divers and 3 boards per side .

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I prefer trees. I have been on boats with each. You can run divers off of trees in the lowest holder if you get one that is adjustable or has the bottom holder almost vertical. I don't though.

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I run both trees and rod holders. I just installed the trees in my boat this year and wish I had them in my boat all along. They are a great way to keep all of your planner boards seperated. They work very good on smaller boats like mine. I run them in tracks with a couple more rod holders for my dipsey divers.

Here is a photo.

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