Whether you are a regular fisherman or engage in it occasionally, you will need a rod holder. A rod holder ensures that your fishing poles do not tangle. It keeps them secure leaving you free to perform other tasks or grab a drink. A variety of rod holders are available for you to choose from depending on your needs. Some of them hold single rods while others accommodate multiple fishing rods. They can be installed on side walls, mounted on rails and even attached to seats and coolers. Listed below are a few popular and versatile rod holders that you can buy.
1. Yeti Side Mounted Two Rod Rack
If you have a Yeti Cooler than the side-mounted two-rod rack is for you. It will accommodate two fishing rods in vertical position. The rod holder locks into the tie-down area of the cooler and does not require any modification for installation. It will not sacrifice your cooler’s tie-down slot. The rod holder is of aluminum and has a marine grade powder coating. The holder has vinyl inserts for protecting the rods from scratches and keeping them in place. It will fit top cutting boards of Yeti coolers. It has a price tag of $102.88.
2. Seadog 3-Pole Rod Holder, Black
The Seadog 3-Pole rod holder is a versatile accessory for pontoon boat owners who frequently go for fishing trips. The rod holder will accommodate three fishing rods. It has additional storage space for holding knife, tackles, and pliers that you might carry along on your pontoon fishing trip. It is a one-piece accessory constructed out of polypropylene. UV stabilization ensures that its color won’t fade away when exposed to sunlight. It is side mounted and can be attached to a wall or vertical surface. The rod holder is also available in white color.
Tempress Rod holder is a side mountable individual rod holder and one of the most popular. Its main feature is the ability to adjust it 360 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically. It has a wide opening that can accommodate most fishing rods and facilitate their placement and removal. To keep the fishing rod in place, a sliding ring that can be locked is part of the design. The rod holder package comes with side mounts for installation. Corrosion resistant material used for its construction ensures a long life of the rod holder. It is available in packs of single and multiple pieces.
Another popular rod holder is the Scotty Downriggers Power Lock. The material used for construction is fiber enforced nylon making the rod holder sturdy and well built. It can handle small and large catch equally well. The rod holder can be adjusted vertically and rotated 360 degrees. Its open design allows it to accommodate fishing rods of almost any dimensions. A lockable ring at the top end keeps the fishing rod in place even when cruising. It comes with flush deck mount for installation. It is available as a single piece and in packs of four.
Taco Marine manufactures the Stand-Off Surface Mount rod holder which is a value for money accessory. Constructed out of polyethylene, the rod holder is lightweight yet sturdy. A front access hole makes it easier to use the fishing rod. It has an inside diameter of 1-3/4 inches and will hold the majority of fishing rods. Standoff surface mount is molded into the rod holder itself making installation easier. It is UV stabilized and does not lose color over time due to sunlight exposure. Black is another option color option besides white. The rod holder is covered by a one-year limited warranty.
6. Tempress Rod Holder System Combo
Mr. Crappie Pro Series Rod Holder system combo from Tempress is a stylish and functional accessory for fishing enthusiasts. A single system can accommodate four fishing rods at the same time. The rod holders used are Light Tackle from Fish-On. The rod angle is fully adjustable and can be adjusted 360 degrees horizontally and vertically. It can be set up in a short time and taken apart equally fast. There are four gang mounts for installing the rod holder to the base. The base itself is attached to the boat using a locking surface mount. The combo includes a tray for keeping required items at hand.
7. Rough Water Products Rocket Launcher w/o Rigging Tray – White
If your favorite fishing spot is in harsh waters, then you need the Rough Water Products Rocket Launcher. It is a uniquely named fishing rod holder mounted on a pedestal. The Rocket Launcher is 30.5 inches high, 37.5 inches wide and 15.75 inches across. It has four rod holders made out of stainless steel. For providing additional strength, 4-inch round flanges are present. The angle of the flanges is preset during manufacturing. The user can choose either 15 degrees or 30 degrees. The Rough Water Rocket Launcher includes two drink holders made of stainless steel that allows you to sip on your favorite drink while waiting for the catch. It has resilient build and can support large catches.
8. Attwood Sure Grip Fishing Rod Holder 5 Degree Angle, 4″ With Mounting Base, Part 50713
Need a heavy duty no fuss fishing rod holder? Look no further than the Attwood Sure Grip. The rod holder has a 5-degree angle, a four-inch stem and can hold the fishing rod horizontally. Its steel rod has a diameter of 3/8 inch and can support large catches. The rod has a coating of plastic that resists corrosion and minimizes UV damage and discoloration. It comes with a flush mount base that enables its installation on a flat surface. The flush mounting base and nut are of stainless steel. The Sure Grip rod holder is ideal for drift and pan fishing.
Attwood 2-in-1 Non-Adjustable Fishing Rod Holder is a great choice for individuals who want a small and compact fishing rod holder. The rod holder comes with a fixed angle for positioning the rod vertically. It is a great fit for small to medium sized fishing rods. It has an inner diameter of 1-3/16 inches which is adequate to accommodate the majority of standard sized rods. A locking ring is provided to hold the line in place. The maximum supported diameter of the reel handles 7/16 inches. It comes in black color and is available in single and twin packs.
10. Perko Rail Mount Clamp-On Fishing Rod Holder 1215DP0CHR
The Clamp-on Fishing Rod Holder from Perko is an easy to use and elegant accessory. It will hold one fishing rod in its stainless-steel tube. The tube has a polymer liner on the inside that protects the fishing rod from scratches. Its well-polished appearance makes it quite attractive. The rod holder attaches to the railing by tightening the clamp. There are two clamp options available, one for 3/4 to 1-inch rails and other for 1-1/4 inch rails. The chrome plated clamp is of zinc alloy. It mounts on both vertical and horizontal rails. There is no need for drilling. The rod holder can be easily installed at a new spot if needed.
11. Perko Stainless Steel Angled Mount Fishing Rod Holder
The Angled Flush Mount Rod Holder is another versatile accessory from Perko. It has an aluminum tube for holding the fishing rod. The aluminum is anodized to prevent it from corrosion. A soft liner is placed inside the tube to prevent the fishing rod from getting scratched. Stainless steel flange provides structural strength for holding the fishing rod. The flange and the top opening of the tube are at an angle of 65 degrees. A gasket surrounds the flange and has an integrated flip-up cap that can seal the tube shut when not in use and prevent water from entering.
12. Taco Marine Deluxe Pontoon Rod Rack, 4-Rod – Taco
The Taco Marine Deluxe Rack is a rod rack designed specifically for pontoon boats. It can store four fishing rods and a couple of accessories like a knife and a plier. It has enough space to fit conventional and modern spinning reel fishing rods. The holder is made of high-density polyethylene which makes it strong and durable. It is UV stabilized to prevent sun damage. The fasteners used are of stainless steel which makes them rust resistant and longlasting. It is easy to assemble and install and comes in white color. A 3-rod variant of the rack is also available.
13. Angler’s Pal Camo Rod Holder, 700 Model – MarineTech products
The Camo Rod Holder from Angler’s Pal is a unique looking fishing rod holder. Unlike regular rods that come with a metallic finish, it has a camouflaged appearance. The materials employed for its construction are anodized aluminum and stainless steel making it suitable even for salty waters. It enables fishing while the pontoon boat is standing still and when it is trolling lightly. The Posi-LOCK technology allows setting of the vertical angle of the holder at 25 and 45 degrees. It can be rotated 360 degrees horizontally. The rod holding tube has a diameter of 1-3/4 inches and is 7-3/4 inches deep making it compatible with most fishing rods.
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