QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING A FISHING ROD HOLDER
Fishing rod holders are a fisho’s assistant holding a rod in place, right where you want them. The size and design of your boat have a lot to do with the type of fishing rod holder and the way you want to mount your fishing rod holder.
SALTWATER OR FRESHWATER FISHING ROD HOLDERS
Stainless steel and chrome-plated brass fishing rod holders are the best for saltwater. Even though nylon and fibreglass won’t rust, they are not as tough as treated metal fishing rod holders. That being said, nylon and fibreglass are a great budget option for fishos fishing in calmer waters.
FIXED OR REMOVABLE FISHING ROD HOLDERS
If a boat isn’t setup for fixed-mounted rod holders, removable rod holders that fit into vertical-mount brackets are the best choice. This type of set-up also allows the installation and easy removal of the fishing rod holder when you are not using them.
FLUSH, SWIVEL, PIVOT AND CLAMP MOUNT FISHING ROD HOLDERS
Flush fishing rod holders allow your rods to stay vertical or at a fixed angle and are usually used in existing holes. For bigger game fish, pivoting or swivelling fishing rod holders are highly recommended. Clamp-ons are the most versatile fishing rod holders because there are so many places they can be used and removed from.
ADJUSTABLE AND NON-ADJUSTABLE FISHING ROD HOLDERS
Adjustable fishing rod holders are a convenient, cost-effective option compared to those made of stainless steel. That’s because they are more flexible with options to adjust making them suitable for a variety of fishing situations.
HOW MANY ROD HOLDERS
Even on small boats, a 6-rod holder setup is quite normal.
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