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C.E. Smith Flush Mount Rod Holder - 15 Degree - Cast Bottom SeaVee VersionSpecial Price $49.47 Regular Price $79.99
C.E. Smith 536810S - Flush Mount Rod Holder - 15 Degree - Swivel - 10.5" Deep$267.99Out of stock
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Sea-Dog Optional Bluetooth Smart Phone Controller - RGBSpecial Price $47.56 Regular Price $70.95
Sea-Dog LED Tube Insert f/Existing Rod Holders 11' Long Cut To Fit Any AngleSpecial Price $52.31 Regular Price $79.95
Sea-Dog LED Rod Holder Cap Light - 2" DiameterSpecial Price $65.87 Regular Price $109.95
Sea-Dog LED RGB Rod Holder w/Tube InsertSpecial Price $78.79 Regular Price $129.95
Sea-Dog Rail Mount Adjustable Rod Holder Fits Diameter 1-11/16" - Formed & Cast 316 Stainless SteelSpecial Price $74.44 Regular Price $121.75
C.E. Smith Aluminum Vertical Clamp-On Rod Holder 1-2/3" OD White Powdercoat w/Sleeve$151.99Out of stock
WHAT ARE ROD HOLDERS?
Rod holders are devices that are used to hold fishing rods when they are not being actively used. They are typically mounted on a boat, pier, or other surface and allow the angler to keep their rod in a secure and convenient place while they are baiting hooks, landing a fish, or performing other tasks. Rod holders can be used to hold one or several rods, and they can be adjusted to hold the rod at different angles depending on the preference of the angler.
WHAT IS ROD STORAGE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Rod storage is the process of keeping fishing rods organized and protected when they are not being used. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, including using rod holders on a boat or other platform, storing the rods in a rod rack or rod locker on a boat, garage, or shed, or simply wrapping the rods in a protective cover and storing them in a closet or other space.
Rod storage is important for a number of reasons. It helps to keep the rods organized and easy to access when needed, and it also helps to protect the rods from damage. Fishing rods are often made of delicate materials and can be easily damaged if they are not stored properly, so it is important to take care when storing them. In addition, proper rod storage can help to prolong the life of the rods by keeping them out of harm's way and free from damage.
DO I NEED ROD HOLDERS ON MY FISHING BOAT?
Whether or not you need rod holders on your fishing boat is a matter of personal preference and how you plan to use your boat. If you plan to do a lot of recreational fishing and will be using multiple rods at the same time, rod holders can be very helpful in keeping your rods organized and easy to access. They can also be useful if you need to leave your rods in the water while you perform other tasks, such as baiting hooks or landing a fish.
On the other hand, if you only plan to use one rod at a time and don't mind holding it in your hand or leaning it against something when you're not using it, rod holders may not be necessary.
Ultimately, the decision to install rod holders on your fishing boat will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you do decide to install rod holders, be sure to choose a high-quality product that is appropriate for your boat, made of durable materials, and will hold your rods securely.
T-TOP VS. GUNWALE MOUNTED ROD HOLDERS
T-top mounted rod holders are, as the name suggests, installed on the frame of your center console t-top’s canopy. These rod holders are typically mounted towards the center of the boat and are used to hold fishing rods while the boat is underway. Keep in mind, these rod holders are not designed for trolling, but simply for rod storage.
Gunwale mounted rod holders, on the other hand, are mounted on the gunwale, or the upper edge of the boat's hull. These rod holders are typically mounted towards the sides of the boat and are used to hold fishing rods when the boat is stationary, such as when anchored or drifting.
Both types of rod holders can be useful for different fishing situations. T-top mounted rod holders are more convenient for holding rods out of the way while the boat is in motion, as they are located closer to the center of the boat and are less prone to swinging around. Gunwale mounted rod holders, on the other hand, are more convenient for holding rods while the boat is stationary, as they are located closer to the water and allow the angler to more easily reach and retrieve their rods.
WHICH IS BETTER - SINGLE ROD HOLDERS OR MULTI ROD HOLDERS?
The short answer is, it depends on the specific fishing situation and the preferences of the angler.
Single rod holders are designed to hold one fishing rod at a time. These can be useful for situations where the angler only needs to fish with one rod at a time, such as when trolling or jigging. Single rod holders are also useful for keeping a backup rod handy in case of a breakage or other issue.
Multi rod holders, on the other hand, are designed to hold multiple fishing rods at the same time. These can be useful for situations where the angler needs to fish with multiple rods at once, such as when bottom fishing or casting for multiple species. Multi rod holders can also be useful for keeping a variety of different rods and lures ready for use, as they allow the angler to easily switch between different setups. When thinking about storage while the rods are not in use, multi rod holders are perfect for keeping all of your gear stowed away in a compact space.
Ultimately, the choice between single and multi rod holders will be determined by your personal situation. Some anglers may prefer the convenience and flexibility of multi rod holders, while others may prefer the simplicity and ease of use of single rod holders.