Fishing Rod Holders

Shop a wide variety of fishing rod holder options for boats, trucks, garages, and more. These include rod racks, flush mount rod holders, and a variety of specialty fishing rod holders. » Read More

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Types of Fishing Rod Holders for Boats

The choice of a fishing rod holder becomes a pivotal decision, influencing the efficiency and enjoyment of the fishing expedition. Various types of rod holders come into play, each offering a unique spin on fishing. From flush mounts to clamp-ons, these holders have their specialties. So, let's dive into the world of fishing rod holders for boats and see which one hooks you. Read More

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How to Pick a Rod Holder

Start with your application. Is the rod holder for your boat, vehicle, or home/garage? If it will be mounted on your boat, will it be used primarily for storing/organizing rods, or for holding rods while fishing? Read More

Start with your application. Is the rod holder for your boat, vehicle, or home/garage? If it will be mounted on your boat, will it be used primarily for storing/organizing rods, or for holding rods while fishing?

Typically, flush-mount rod holders are best for use while fishing. Vertical or horizontal racks are best for storing rods. You’ll also want to consider the type of fishing you’re doing. Plastic rod holders are fine for freshwater species, but for big fish, you’ll want stouter metal rod holders.

Most importantly, look carefully at your mounting area, think about how you’ll use your new rod storage, and evaluate what kind of holder will fit best.


Where to Install Rod Holders

Horizontal rod racks are typically installed either along the inside walls of the cockpit under the gunwales or on the cabin/salon ceilings.

Vertical rod racks can be mounted on virtually any vertical surface but are most commonly mounted on the sides of the console, on the inside or outside of the transom, or on bulkheads.

Flush-mount rod holders are installed in the gunwales. Some boats have one or two pairs in the cockpit, while others may have 30 or more flush mount holders arranged around the whole boat.


What Angle is Best for Boat Rod Holders

Trolling: 15-degree rod holders are most popular. They can be angled straight aft near the back of the boat, or angled outboard farther forward.

Deep-dropping and bottom fishing: 30-degree rod holders allow the rod to stay more horizontal with the tip closer to the water.

Storing rods while running or for holding accessories like grills or fillet tables: Zero-degree rod holders are most often used on the transom for these applications. 


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