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So question. I've been looking at getting a factory made rod pod lately. I love my little $5 PVC ones I made but they don't break down to slick and I have few places I can't just drive right up to like I'd like,which makes my PVC ones kinda a pain lol. I was considering just using bank sticks with many a buzz bar but I've had incidents in the past with regular rod holders ( the ones that have the V and can extend out) and I'm just more comfortable with a pod.

Well I got bills to pay and a pod from a name brand company like fox or Nash is going to run me like $150-$300+ and for as little as I fish I can't really justify it. 

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But I saw a brand called NGT is selling some very nice looking pods for like 1/4 of what eveyone else is asking.

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Looking really hard at the Quick fish in perticular

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There's also what I presume is a Chinese company on Amazon that sells one for a similar price and since I have prime I can get it with free shipping 

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I bought their bit alarm and recover kit and have been very happy with it but I'm not sure about the pod. Seems a little..... flimsy.

Anyhow was hoping someone of y'all have tried either or and could say what you thought about either company worth the whole $50 for light use ?

Thanks!

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I’ve got an Ngt xpr pod and it’s not too bad , not perfect but good enough for the price . I wanted a compact pod to go with my little Daiwa ext rods and saw it on ebay for £38 and took a chance and it’s as good as the Nash pods I’ve had in the past . The slight negative is the bolts that hold the folding legs on the main body are not the tightest and I think could be lost at some point if you don’t nip them up every now and then but once put together it’s ok . This fellas done a bit of a review of it here 

 

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On 27/05/2021 at 05:40, Wolfdog91 said:

So question. I've been looking at getting a factory made rod pod lately. I love my little $5 PVC ones I made but they don't break down to slick and I have few places I can't just drive right up to like I'd like,which makes my PVC ones kinda a pain lol. I was considering just using bank sticks with many a buzz bar but I've had incidents in the past with regular rod holders ( the ones that have the V and can extend out) and I'm just more comfortable with a pod.

Well I got bills to pay and a pod from a name brand company like fox or Nash is going to run me like $150-$300+ and for as little as I fish I can't really justify it. 

Screenshot_20210526-230854.png.d9574a71f1b282beecd859aef6819687.png

But I saw a brand called NGT is selling some very nice looking pods for like 1/4 of what eveyone else is asking.

Screenshot_20210526-231432.png.a5be0f9c1add7fe646455e98416f6b08.png

Looking really hard at the Quick fish in perticular

Screenshot_20210526-232847.png.640e81579dc7c8b55d7c8db049a23d93.pngScreenshot_20210526-232900.png.cde3b40482938cab1cb2d83eb5c8c4d6.png

There's also what I presume is a Chinese company on Amazon that sells one for a similar price and since I have prime I can get it with free shipping 

Screenshot_20210526-230448.png.f68b1a83abf88739ab4aa56f3fd6b2a3.png

I bought their bit alarm and recover kit and have been very happy with it but I'm not sure about the pod. Seems a little..... flimsy.

Anyhow was hoping someone of y'all have tried either or and could say what you thought about either company worth the whole $50 for light use ?

Thanks!

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Don’t know what the banks are like where you fish but personally I always used single sticks.....much more flexible.

If I was over there with you I wouldn’t even bother with back rests myself 

 

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22 hours ago, WILF said:

Don’t know what the banks are like where you fish but personally I always used single sticks.....much more flexible.

If I was over there with you I wouldn’t even bother with back rests myself 

 

Yeah I'm looking at wording a few but come summer alot of the clay banks will basically bake like cement and you can't get anything aside a rebar stake in. I made some quick ones and was using them the other day and something need about snatched my rod in the water off of one even with a light drag 😂

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So, you finally seen the disadvantages of those DIY plastic pipe pods? Just because you can doesn't mean that you should  🤣

Look around the freeads and second hand stores for a Benbo Trekker photographic tripod. Then you need someone who can drill holes and tap screw threads in alloy round bar. You cut a couple of discs about 1/2" thick, same diameter as the tripod arm. Drill a hole dead centre in the flat side and tap a screw thread same as a camera takes. Screw the disc on tight then drill another hole at the top and tap a bankstick thread into it. Same with the other disc. 

That gives you a stable tripod that will adapt to any bank no matter how uneven it is and will take bank stick adapters to take 2 or 3 rods.

I'm on holiday at the moment, but when I get home I'll post some pics.

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15 hours ago, tandors said:

Same, I only ever used single bank sticks, but then I only really fished smaller snaggy pools.

Same here pods are handy on wooden platforms when you have no choice but I prefer use sticks too. So they can point where you want. If I need to  I use Nash rear rest when locked up.....

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The Butt Lock's levers clamp your rod in a vice-like grip and keep your rods more secure than...

I much prefer these to a pod

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