Vertical Rod Racks
Rod racks can be mounted almost anywhere on your boat you have a vertical surface to attach them to and enough clearance above for your rods to fit. Racks are most commonly mounted to the sides of center consoles, but they are also frequently mounted on the inside or outside of transoms, on bulkheads, on the inside of gunwales toward the front of the boat, and thwarts in aluminum jon boats.
These racks can also be mounted to the sides of coolers, on beach carts, in pickup truck beds, and even to walls in garages, closets, adjustable shelves, or other storage areas.
Wherever they are mounted, fishing rod racks serve to keep fishing rods separated so lines and lures don’t get tangled together. They also keep them off of floors and seats so they won’t be stepped or sat on. On top of that, they keep them from blowing or bouncing around the boat and keep them easy to reach when you get to your fishing spot.
Horizontal Under Gunwale & Ceiling Mount Rod
Rod racks can be used to store and organize more than fishing rods, of course. Many racks are designed to hold additional fishing items like pliers, knives, hooks, lures, fish grippers such as Boga Grips, and more.
Of course, the rod holders themselves can also come in handy for other equipment, like landing nets, gaffs, deck brushes, boat hooks, shallow water anchors, and much more.