Monday, February 2, 2015

Big Sky Rod Box - Sculpin Installation

Yesterday was a good day for working outside and I took some time to install the Big Sky Rod Box Sculpin to the Yakima bars of our aging, but ever ready, Honda Element.  At over 253,000 miles it just keeps going and going.

I've been wanting a rod box of some sort for several years and the Big Sky Rod Box won out due to how it's constructed with 18 gauge powder coated steel, lockable, and I really like how it lifts open instead of running fly rods down a tube.  I choose the Sculpin model since I don't mind breaking my fly rods down in half for transport and I don't have a vehicle right now that I can run a nine and a half foot box on anyways.  The Sculpin is only 5 1/2 foot long and will hold four fly rods with reels attached.


All in all the installation process is pretty damn easy and after moving the Yakima Gear Basket over a few inches, I just needed to mark where where I needed to drill holes for the u bolts.  Drilling holes on anything expensive is a little nerve wracking but it worked out fine in this case.

I'll let the photos walk you through the installation process step by step.  If you have any questions let me know.

















Visit the Big Sky Rod Box website to see the various rod box models and other accessories.

The Sculpin is currently sold out at the moment but should be in stock soon.  Use the Contact page to put your name on one if you are interested in placing an order.

3 comments:

Carp Fly Guy said...

I like the look of this product! It doesn't look long enough to fit an entire rod, but in the picture I only see the bottom piece of the rod. Does an entire rod fit in, or do you break it down and put the other pieces somewhere else?

Cameron Mortenson said...

CFG...the Sculpin is made for breaking fly rods down. Big Sky Rod Box has other models that allow for fly rods to be stored put together. Our Element just isn't long enough for one of those boxes without it looking weird...or weirder than it already looks. HA...

Carp Fly Guy said...

Yeah, I figured it was for the broken down ones, but in the second-to-last picture, there are 4 rods in it. I was just wondering where the other pieces of those rods fit? It seems to only have slits for the bottom part of the rods...