Rack’em and Go
Fishing, a Quicker Rod Draw with Bedrack
Total Score: 8.50 -
Introduction: Are you a truck owner, are you looking for a better way
to transport fishing outfits? Bedrack hopes the answer to both of those
questions is yes, and has created a new rack that caters specifically to
anglers. The Bedrack is an easy to install fishing rack that requires no
drilling whatsoever and even comes with some security provisions to help keep
your fish fighting arsenal safely stowed on the go.
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The Bedrack is a rack designed for
holding fishing rods in your open track bed
There are a number of fishing rod holders out there designed for truck beds and
just about all of them claim to be the best or easiest to use. For starters I
wouldn’t consider purchasing a bed rack that required any drilling, as this
shouldn’t be necessary with the existing options that are now available today.
Bedrack was established six years ago in Charleston, South Carolina, with the
vision to create a better way to transport surfboards in the bed of trucks.
This rack is held in place with
pressure. Large pads help distribute the pressure while securely locking the
rack in place
Their original prototypes literally consisted of PVC pipes and ropes and
eventually evolved into the patent pending racks they now manufacture and sell
today. With the success of their surfboard models the company has now introduced
new racks designed for carrying fishing rods, bikes, and SUPs.
The Bedrack comes with a rod
holder that uses different spacers to go on either side of the rack
Operation: To test the Bedrack I utilized the fishing rack over the last
four months in the bed of my primary fishing and tow vehicle, a Ford Raptor.
Like most anglers that own trucks my Raptor is often “home base” for all my
fishing trips, carrying not only all my gear but also serving as my refuge from
Stainless steel clamps on the rod
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve waited out a storm or caught up on a few
hours of sleep before peak fishing periods. With storage space at a premium on
trips there isn’t always the luxury of carrying multiple rods, and you can
forget about stowing multiple outfits that are rigged and ready to go at all
times. Which is essentially what the Bedrack is designed to enable anglers to
Check out these welds, this rod
holder can even be used on watercraft rails
The Bedrack can be ordered straight from the manufacturer and arrives in a
medium sized box with everything that you need to install it into the bed of
your truck. There isn’t much in terms of documentation that comes with the rack,
and you won’t need it, as installation is both intuitive and stress-free.
The rod holder can be adjusted to
hold rods at any angle
put the two main rack ends together and clamp down on the lever to apply
pressure on the pads, securing the rack in place with no more than pressure.
Lock down the main lever to secure
the rack in place
I’ve utilized other racks that use screw type pressure designs and nothing I
have ever used puts out as much pressure as the Bedrack’s lever and teeth
design. The teeth are large enough so they can really lock down and secure the
rack firmly in place. Once the rack is locked in simply choose the correct
spacers for the side of the rack you plan to install the two bundled stainless
steel rod holders and securing four bolts on each holder will hold them in
The rack can easily hold
additional rod holders
The lever/gear design is robust and the best I’ve seen when it comes to securing the
rod holders, they will not rotate even with large heavy rigs or when driving
fast down a rough road.
Because the rack is essentially a tube you can select
any angle that you like in which to hold your rods in place. This is a big plus
if you know you will be fishing driving and fishing in areas with lower overhead
The angle can be adjusted to
protect rod tips if you know you will be driving in tight spaces
The entire installation took less than ten minutes, and removing the rack when
you need to free up your entire bed can be done in seconds, simply pull up on
the lever and pull out the rack. The only downside to this design is that the
center of the rack’s bar cannot be used to install additional holders, though I
could easily see installing four rod holders on this rack, which is probably
more than enough for most anglers.
entire rack can be locked and secured with the bundled cable lock
The Bedrack is also available with an optional lock that can thread through your
rack and your reel, providing some additional security, and while I still
wouldn’t leave your expensive outfits in the back of your bed overnight this
additional protection is nice when you need to step away from your truck for a
Sun, Rain, even Snow will do
little to harm this rack
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