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Old 03-30-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me if you can use Folbe's holders in the other brand's bases or do you have to buy the Folbe bases?

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They will work in a Scotty base, and riser...Folbe's are sweeeet!
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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I believe that my Folbes have a sliding lock to keep the holder in the base. He may be right that they fit but don't know how they lock into the scotty bases. The folbe holder has a groove in the base that the slide lock engages.

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I believe that my Folbes have a sliding lock to keep the holder in the base. He may be right that they fit but don't know how they lock into the scotty bases. The folbe holder has a groove in the base that the slide lock engages.

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I first day I used my Folbe's last Spring was with Art, one of the guys that designed and builds them, anyway that day we used my Scotty bases and risers on the new Folbe's as the interlocking fingers are the same...


Ater I got home from that trip, I swapped over to the Folbe bases and risers, but the Scottys worked in a pinch.
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I have used the Folbe bases with my fish-on rod holders. I plan on changing out all of my fish-on holders for Folbe I like them much better.
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Since Flobes come with the base, why not use it? Bolt pattern is the same. Take the old ones off, put the new locking ones back. While in the DIY mode, pop the Folbe apart, it only takes one screw, and carefully sand down the slide portion. It will then work like butter. I couldn't be happier.

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Eyefish must be out of town or else he would be all over this. I think he is the "folbe" fan club president. He is working his tail off to get all the Kenai guides to switch over.
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Eyefish must be out of town or else he would be all over this. I think he is the "folbe" fan club president. He is working his tail off to get all the Kenai guides to switch over.

Speak of the devil....

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"Stamping out blindness, one eye at a time...."

Maybe I can adapt that to rod-holders?

"Stamping out Fi**Ons, one Kenai guide at a time..."

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Thanks everyone - I wasn't expecting so much advice in such a short time. I guess the Fish-On's come off and the Folbe's go on.........bases and all.

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someone tell me the advantages of Flobles rod holders?
Had scottys on the commander
thinking about going bac t Fishon's for the new boat
I like the angle of the fish'on's

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Here's the definitive Ifish FOLBE thread, TH.

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I just thought......maybe I sould buy 2 Folbe's That could solve the problem for my girls......they have a heck of time getting the rods out of the scotty holders.....do the rods go into the Folbe's as easy as they come out ?
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someone tell me the advantages of Flobles rod holders?
Had scottys on the commander
thinking about going bac t Fishon's for the new boat
I like the angle of the fish'on's

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Hey Travis, IMHO and most of my customers, it is easier to get a rod out of a Folbe, with a hot FISH ON, than another brand rod holder.

I like running my rods @ a pretty flat angle, low to the water...Folbes have tha angle.

Beside Folbe's, I'd stick with Scottys...Fish-On's just don't seem to hold up like they use to.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:22 PM   #16
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I can vouch for those Folbe rodholders through personal experience. The design allows for easy in-and-out maneuvering, especially for kids. To get it in, simply lay the reel in the cradle and push down to the side to lock it in; just the opposite to get it out. Pull up to the side and lift it right out, nothing easier. When you've got a fish on the end of the line, that sideways motion means you're not having to exert any strength against the fish, and you're not having to fight to keep the line tight while you're struggling to haul the rod out of the holder. The kids'll love it.
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I went ahead and picked up 4 Folbe's today and I've read on other threads where a little sanding helps with smoothing out the action. Folbe's paperwork even talks about it but their description of where and how leave a lot to be desired (I think I'll redraw his scribbled drawing on CAD and offer it up to him - a quality product like this deserves better quality instructions). Does anyone have a better description on where to sand and how much?

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How are the angles on the folbe's?? The fish on angles are great but at buoy 10 they strip down constantly. I absolutly hate the angle of the scotty's but I like the fact that they never strip down.
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I have heard that the Folbes are sometimes not so easy to get out, so I have heard.

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How are the angles on the folbe's?? The fish on angles are great but at buoy 10 they strip down constantly. I absolutly hate the angle of the scotty's but I like the fact that they never strip down.

Something you might try Ian is to set your Fish-on's where you like them and then run a screw right below the moving section so it can't fall, I have some buddies that did this and it worked great.
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:53 PM   #21
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I installed one for the "captains" rod last fall. I have run Scotty the last several years and like those. So far I like the Folbe for salmon, but it likes to stick when I'm remove the rod to set the hook on a biting Sturgeon. While picking it up for a sturgeon bite, I like to remove it very carefully, so as to not send any shock waves to the bait (really don't know if the sturgeon can feel it, but makes me feel sneaky.) The Folbe's does't work as well for this. They are better for trolling salmon though. Just my
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I went ahead and picked up 4 Folbe's today and I've read on other threads where a little sanding helps with smoothing out the action. Folbe's paperwork even talks about it but their description of where and how leave a lot to be desired (I think I'll redraw his scribbled drawing on CAD and offer it up to him - a quality product like this deserves better quality instructions). Does anyone have a better description on where to sand and how much?

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Before you start sanding try a little WD40 first.
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How are the angles on the folbe's?? The fish on angles are great but at buoy 10 they strip down constantly. I absolutly hate the angle of the scotty's but I like the fact that they never strip down.
Guess I'm a little confused. The scotty has a ton of adjustment. If the angle is not right, I simply inscrew the lock and "flip" it. The dogs are offset so each side has a different set of angles.
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I love my Folbe's. I have used Scotty and fish-ons and prefer, by far, Folbe's. They very easy for wifes, kids and rookies to use.

On a new one or two I have lightly sanded the curved part for smoother action if they were a little sticky "out of the box". WD-40 or silicon spray may also work but I thought light sanding was a more permanent solution on the ones sticking a little. If they aren't working smooth, just figure out where they are hanging up and why. They are well worth the effort to fine tune though.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #25
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Folbes do put more fish in the boat with less Rod holder mis haps! People never have to think twice when they grab a rod. Its like picking it up off the ground. I like the rod angle they provide on my DB I put mine on sliding rod holders and Low the the water my Plug spread is nice and wide.. when I go to smaller rivers and I want a smaller spread.. I just use the Fish-on's in the Folbe Bases!! Scotty and Fish on both fit in the Folbe bases wich is nice!

Another good thing with Folbes is when you are sturgeon fishing.. no need to pick up the rod when getting a bite, just grab and set the hook in one motion!
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I've had them in my DB for a couple years now ( after a Fall fish cluster f---- almost lost us a fish)

This big brat yarded down on a size 40 hotshot, smooth easy release from the front seater who had to turn around to get the rod i mounter on the side rail just aft of the front seat ( give me access if I'm solo'ing ). you can actually see the holder under the fish's head
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:40 PM   #27
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Ever caught a big salmon while trolling? And the scottie or fish-on, or Cabela's, or whatever...... made it difficult to get the rod out of the holder because the fish was twitchin' and pullin' at the same time? And then it got Unbuttoned while you were trying to get the long salmon rod handle out of the rodholder??

My boat has four Folbe's, with extentions. I don't leave home without 'em.
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I have heard that the Folbes are sometimes not so easy to get out, so I have heard.

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Not sure where you heard that, but your source is most assuredly mistaken.

On the contrary, the most important attribute of the FOLBE is how easy it is to get the rod out without ever losing the load on the rod and throwing unwanted slack to the fish.

And it all happens in a single intuitive, uninterrupted, fluid motion that will turn your next takedown into your next FISH ON!
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Not sure where you heard that, but your source is most assuredly mistaken.

On the contrary, the most important attribute of the FOLBE is how easy it is to get the rod out without ever losing the load on the rod and throwing unwanted slack to the fish.

And it all happens in a single intuitive, uninterrupted, fluid motion that will turn your next takedown into your next FISH ON!

You know the person that told me Eyefish:blush: ,But I won't name any names, not that it really matters.

As for the rod holder helping me get more fish,I am not sold on that just yet, if you let the fish pin the rod on all your takes I don't see how the rod holder change would help me much, Rookies maybe. Just my

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Now for a fact I know that works!! You can use the older style "Fish On's" in a Folbe base, and they will work as well as that type can. To get the Folbes to work the way they were designed they NEED to use the bases that come with them. As stated above the bolt pattern is the same as the "Fish On" base, so the swap-out is a cinch.

Bill F. has some new items that are not in the current catalogs. One I really like is the new flush mount that's only 10mm above the surface its mounted on, a very slick spring loaded self-locking base. It comes with a nifty attached plug that allows you to keep the base clean & dry when not in use.

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I can vouch for those Folbe rodholders through personal experience. The design allows for easy in-and-out maneuvering, especially for kids. To get it in, simply lay the reel in the cradle and push down to the side to lock it in; just the opposite to get it out. Pull up to the side and lift it right out, nothing easier. When you've got a fish on the end of the line, that sideways motion means you're not having to exert any strength against the fish, and you're not having to fight to keep the line tight while you're struggling to haul the rod out of the holder. The kids'll love it.


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Check out this YouTube video to see those FOLBE's in action.

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They do put sturgeon in the boat and just the ticket for the ocean on various species....Nothin' like a Folbe....
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Folbe's rule. Intelligent design. Revolutionary, not evolutionary.

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Couldn't figure out for a while why I had no trouble getting my Folbe opened up and rod out but the wife did. Watched her and realized that she was only pulling up on the back of the rod handle. This will actually drive the front of the rod down and hold the Folbe closed.

If you think your Folbe is sticking you might try making sure you pull up on both sides of the rod evenly.

I've said it in other Folbe posts, no other rod holder will ever get on my boat.

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I like the Folbe's in my sled so well, I just put them in my Willie Drift Boat also...
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Like the fish box under the seat. By the way, that's not a Willie invention. A friend of mine, Nick at Van Weld, made his boats that way but never took the time to patent it. Willie staff saw it and copied the design.
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Just curious, will these holders take the constant pressure of being hooked up to a downrigger. On the video with the rod in the holder and attached to the planer board, the whole holder was moving back and forth along with the rod. Is it as strong as a scotty?

Very neat idea and would like to try one, just not sure about the strength with constan, heavy pressure on the holder.

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Just curious, will these holders take the constant pressure of being hooked up to a downrigger. On the video with the rod in the holder and attached to the planer board, the whole holder was moving back and forth along with the rod. Is it as strong as a scotty?

Very neat idea and would like to try one, just not sure about the strength with constan, heavy pressure on the holder.

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Actually I think downrigging is one of the many instances where they really shine. The teeth won't slip like a Fish-On, and I love being able to pick up a loaded rod and set it back in the holder without having to strip off a bunch of slack to get it into or out of the holder. Even with extensions on the holders they're plenty solid for the downriggers.
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Actually I think downrigging is one of the many instances where they really shine. The teeth won't slip like a Fish-On, and I love being able to pick up a loaded rod and set it back in the holder without having to strip off a bunch of slack to get it into or out of the holder. Even with extensions on the holders they're plenty solid for the downriggers.
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Thanks Guys

And I see that scotty now has one, The Orca. It is on their web site.

Funny how the companies are always watching each other and keeping the competition up.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:51 AM   #42
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Folbe's on raised mounts with downriggers are awesome!

Last year I had an oversize sturgeon freight train a rod with the drag set pretty tight, it held just fine. When I mean drag set tight, I mean a 320 GTI drag all the way tight and rod bent way under boat. They are pretty dang tough!
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #43
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Wow, I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like them. I don't like the fact that they can come completely out of the base if its not locked. My personal fave is the Fish On rod holder. They are just so simple and easy to use and I have NEVER had a rod jerked out of one or had the holder come out of the base like some people I have heard from. Just my

Almost forgot, my name is Erik Mulrooney and I don't like Folbes.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #44
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Wow, I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like them. I don't like the fact that they can come completely out of the base if its not locked. My personal fave is the Fish On rod holder. They are just so simple and easy to use and I have NEVER had a rod jerked out of one or had the holder come out of the base like some people I have heard from. Just my

Almost forgot, my name is Erik Mulrooney and I don't like Folbes.


Well, you're not alone there buddy - I won't have 'em either. My son and I were fishing with some friends that had two scotty and two folbe holders; when he went to pick up his rod the folbe holder came out of the mount with the rod. Turns out Folbes don't float. No thanks, I'll stick to the simpler design of the fish-ons.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:04 AM   #46
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That looks like a pretty cool rod holder. I use Down-East all metal holders, it looks like they incorporated many of the down-east features in their product. If I ever go plastic, i'll give them a try!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:49 AM   #47
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I put them in my boat last year, I really like the concept and the ease of getting the rods out.
Here are my two knock:

1) I can't get the rod angle I like, either too high or too low, I need one in-between.

2) Between our boats we have lost two overboard when the locking mechanism failed. Upon review the slide didn't have a "notch" which held it in place. Art has contacted me as there were a few that didn't make specs, he has offered to replace them.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:03 AM   #48
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We had one snap in half while tuna fishing last year. Luckily I was standing right there and caught the rod before it was lost to davy jones locker. Switched them out with strykers and haven't worried about it since. Still like them for salmon though.
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I have limited experience with Folbe rod holders, but to this point I am not a great fan. I mostly need to get use to pulling straight up rather than swinging back toward me as I do with F.O and Scotty holders. I also am not to very partial to any type of a 'contraption' holding my rod. I always feel that on a boat,and in extreme environments, simple and reliable is always the best choice. My greatest negative experience with Folbe at this point was watching a rod pop out and go overboard with a summer steelhead about a year ago. I watched it happen in the boat next to me. I was yelling for the boat's skipper as the fish rattled the rod shaking and popping open the Folbe system.....finally, the entire rod slipped out of the holder and was deep sixed. The holder was faced straight back and at a rather flat angle........but the vision of its auto-catapult feature is forever etched in my memory.
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Bringing this thread back from the dead as I'm debating about going with Folbe rod holders.

I have Scotty Powerlock rod holders right now. They do the job, and I've been pleased with them the 6 years I've had them on my boat. I fished in a buddy's boat that has Folbe rod holders. They're awesome! That's why I'm looking to make the switch or to a similar style.

I looked on Scotty's website, and I noticed that they had a similar design to Folbe called the Orca. However, when watching the Orca demo video, removing the rod and placing it back in does not look as smooth as the Folbe rod holder. This is making me lean towards the Folbe rod holder. Does anyone have any personal experience with the Orca rod holder?

If I do make the decision to go with Folbe rod holders, there's a couple other questions that come to mind as I currently have custom mounts for my rod holders specifically designed for the Scotty bolt pattern.

First, I saw from Bob's earlier post that the Scotty bases will work with the Folbes. However, I'm just curious as to how secure it is as the Folbe bases has that locking mechanism. I just don't want to lose a rod holder in the lake or river! I have this one.

Second, does the Folbe mounting base have the exact same bold pattern as the Scotty base I currently have? I saw "sourdough" say that the bolt pattern was the same, but I wasn't sure if that was with reference to the Fish-On's, Scotty's, or both. If so, I can make the full Folbe conversion (bases and rod holders) without spending a couple hundred dollars getting my mounts redone.

Thanks in advance!
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I have an orca. They work nice.
The drawbacks that I noticed is that i can only find them with the flush mount bases. I had all Scotty powerlocks before and left aloof those bases installed. The mount that comes with them has a lock switch.
The orcas lift out and free spin in the old bases when setting the hook. The don't fall out though. I may have to install the orcas original base soon.
Not having the hole for casting rod triggers is no big deal. The rod will still fit, it's just tilted a little.
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Bringing this thread back from the dead as I'm debating about going with Folbe rod holders.

I have Scotty Powerlock rod holders right now. They do the job, and I've been pleased with them the 6 years I've had them on my boat. I fished in a buddy's boat that has Folbe rod holders. They're awesome! That's why I'm looking to make the switch or to a similar style.

I looked on Scotty's website, and I noticed that they had a similar design to Folbe called the Orca. However, when watching the Orca demo video, removing the rod and placing it back in does not look as smooth as the Folbe rod holder. This is making me lean towards the Folbe rod holder. Does anyone have any personal experience with the Orca rod holder?

If I do make the decision to go with Folbe rod holders, there's a couple other questions that come to mind as I currently have custom mounts for my rod holders specifically designed for the Scotty bolt pattern.

First, I saw from Bob's earlier post that the Scotty bases will work with the Folbes. However, I'm just curious as to how secure it is as the Folbe bases has that locking mechanism. I just don't want to lose a rod holder in the lake or river! I have this one.

Second, does the Folbe mounting base have the exact same bold pattern as the Scotty base I currently have? I saw "sourdough" say that the bolt pattern was the same, but I wasn't sure if that was with reference to the Fish-On's, Scotty's, or both. If so, I can make the full Folbe conversion (bases and rod holders) without spending a couple hundred dollars getting my mounts redone.

Thanks in advance!
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If I do make the decision to go with Folbe rod holders, there's a couple other questions that come to mind as I currently have custom mounts for my rod holders specifically designed for the Scotty bolt pattern.

First, I saw from Bob's earlier post that the Scotty bases will work with the Folbes. However, I'm just curious as to how secure it is as the Folbe bases has that locking mechanism. I just don't want to lose a rod holder in the lake or river! I have this one.

Second, does the Folbe mounting base have the exact same bold pattern as the Scotty base I currently have? I saw "sourdough" say that the bolt pattern was the same, but I wasn't sure if that was with reference to the Fish-On's, Scotty's, or both. If so, I can make the full Folbe conversion (bases and rod holders) without spending a couple hundred dollars getting my mounts redone.

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Bolt pattern for that style pedestal mount is IDENTiCAL for both Orca and FOLBE.







Unlike their standard side mount, the FOLBE pedestal has a spring-loaded positive-locking mechanism to keep the rodholder post 100% secure. It is completely fool-proof. Once the rodholder is in, it is NOT coming out without willful effort on the part of the operator. I hove one mounted on my boat.... actually right on top of my main motor.

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Not having the hole for casting rod triggers is no big deal. The rod will still fit, it's just tilted a little.
This is great info! I didn't know this. Looks like the Orca is out of the running. I know it's a minimal design flaw, but that would bug the heck out of me as all I use is rods with triggers.

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Bolt pattern for that style pedestal mount is IDENTiCAL for both Orca and FOLBE.
If they're identical, then I'm pulling the trigger on a full out Folbe conversion! Next is to find a dealer around me.

Thanks to both of you for the info!
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Bringing this thread back from the dead as I'm debating about going with Folbe rod holders.

I have Scotty Powerlock rod holders right now. They do the job, and I've been pleased with them the 6 years I've had them on my boat. I fished in a buddy's boat that has Folbe rod holders. They're awesome! That's why I'm looking to make the switch or to a similar style.

I looked on Scotty's website, and I noticed that they had a similar design to Folbe called the Orca. However, when watching the Orca demo video, removing the rod and placing it back in does not look as smooth as the Folbe rod holder. This is making me lean towards the Folbe rod holder. Does anyone have any personal experience with the Orca rod holder?

If I do make the decision to go with Folbe rod holders, there's a couple other questions that come to mind as I currently have custom mounts for my rod holders specifically designed for the Scotty bolt pattern.

First, I saw from Bob's earlier post that the Scotty bases will work with the Folbes. However, I'm just curious as to how secure it is as the Folbe bases has that locking mechanism. I just don't want to lose a rod holder in the lake or river! I have this one.

Second, does the Folbe mounting base have the exact same bold pattern as the Scotty base I currently have? I saw "sourdough" say that the bolt pattern was the same, but I wasn't sure if that was with reference to the Fish-On's, Scotty's, or both. If so, I can make the full Folbe conversion (bases and rod holders) without spending a couple hundred dollars getting my mounts redone.

Thanks in advance!

Have five on my NR. The Scotty Orchas work extremely well.....very easy out and very solid closing when putting rod in. Better feel and quality than the Folbes, which feel cheapie to me.
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Thank you for everyone's input about the Orcas and the Folbes. I decided to go with the Folbes and placed my order on their website tonight. I'm excited and can't wait to get them installed on the boat.
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