Requires no assembly. Sturdy and durable steel construction. Lightweight holder is easy to carry and store. Holds two poles (three in a pinch). Inserts into soft banks or along shores easily.
Rods just lean against the holder arms, which may be a problem when large fish take your bait. May need to use bungee cords or straps to better secure the poles. Holder is a little difficult to push into hard ground.
Straightforward and simple to use. Good quality at a great price. Compact and portable. Great for bank fishing.
While large enough for most spinning and freshwater rods, this holder is too small to accommodate larger rods. You'll need a bank or other soft dirt surface to use this option.
Easy to install and use. Sets to multiple positions. Designed for use with boats and kayaks. Can be used on piers, bridges, and other places that can hold a clamp. Holds rod firmly. Heavy-duty ABS resists corrosion.
Some buyers point to quality issues (particularly the plastic base), as well as the fact that this holder can be difficult to mount to some boats or surfaces.
Mounts vertically or horizontally to boat rails. Adjusts to 32 different angles. Rust-resistant. Stainless steel construction looks great. Rubber insert protects fishing poles.
Mounting screws can vibrate loose; use a little thread lock to secure them. Put a layer of rubber or tape down before mounting so you won't scratch up your rail.
Comes in a choice of white or black. Mounts easily with enclosed screws. Sturdy, heavy duty plastic construction. Holder also comes with built-in areas to hold a knife, pliers, and lures.
While good for spinning reels, bait casters don't fit into the slots in the tubes.
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Rod holders give those fishing from a boat a safe place to secure a rod while waiting for a bite. Fishing rod holders may be installed with the boat at the factory. More commonly, though, you’ll have to buy rod holders separately and install them on the boat yourself. For anglers who are using trolling techniques, a rod holder is a must-have piece of equipment. Rod holders ensure the angle of the rod and placement of the bait are proper for trolling. Some people will make use of rod holders when they want to fish with more than one rod simultaneously. You can test out different baits and lures with multiple rods, but only in locations where this type of fishing is legal. Rod holders are made from steel, aluminum, and polypropylene. Steel gives you the most durability.