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How To Carry Fishing Rod on Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Top

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Will this fit a 2013 Jeep Wrangler rubicon? Looking to have it hold a fly rod. I attached a photo of the one I’m looking at.

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We have a great option for you but the Inno Fishing Rod Holder INIF9 will not fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon without modification. The Rod Holder mounts to the grab handles on your vehicle. With Jeep having unique grab handles this would not be a secure way to mount this. It mounts in the factory mounting holes of your grab handles. You would need to use hardware from your local hardware store to connect it to the roll top tube where your grab handles are located.

The best option for carrying your Fly Rod without modifying your Jeep is to use a combination of a roof rack and roof mounted rod holder. This allows you to have more room inside and not run risk of bending your rod to fit in your Jeep. I have attached a few links below for your Jeep.

I like the Thule Roof Rack System consisting of the 60" SquareBar crossbars # TH712500 and the Rapid Gutter Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH65BJ. This isn't the most aerodynamic roof rack but it is a classic design at a friendlier price. This mounts to your hard-tops rain gutter compared to other styles that require drilling into your roof. I attached a video of this roof rack on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

I also like Rhino-Rack Ski and Fishing Rod Holder # RR572. This is a nice way to carry up to 4 rods on your roof. It is very easy to use and it comes with locks to secure them. It comes in larger sizes but I like this one because it leaves plenty of room on your roof-rack for other accessories. I attached a video on the line of rod holders.

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