Any one ever used the Down East rod holders? I have a few sitting in boxes but haven't installed them since I've been working on my boat for the past year. Good? Bad? Seems like a good product but I'd like to see if anyone has used them.
I use them all the time. I have them on my boats, and I use them for bank fishing. I have two that I made bases for, to use from the pier at Pike Island dam. I also have several with bases that, I made to use in the ground. I really like them.
Thanks guys, I'm glad to hear good things since I bought four of them without knowing if they were good or not. Can't wait to put them on. I like the bank fishing outfit. Pretty cool. I might have to fashion something similar. Thanks again.
I have 12 on my boat and also consider them the very best rodholders available.Anything goes wrong or the company upgrades they will do yours free or fix whatever ails yours.Best customer service I have ever had from a company particularly when the problem was my fault.:big_smile:
Nice, I had no idea they guaranteed thier product as well. Can't wait to add them to the boat. Sound like those who have used them, like them. If only the weather would cooperate. I appreciate everyone's input.
I have 4 on my skiff gunwale. I think they are one of the best for cat fishing. They will not allow incidental dislodge of the rod. You have to grab them with two hands and pull straight up to take the rod out of holder. That is a good thing. Alot of rods are hard to get the rod out of when you have a large cat doubled over rod. I have caught a bunch of cats with them.
There are a few drawbacks. They are terrific with cat fishing rods but smaller rigs for crappie, not as much. Also the big rods need a 17 series and not a 11. I like to clamp the holder around the front and back of reel and the 11 wont for big rods. I dont like to hold a rod handle at the end in a holder.
They also rattle like he_ _ when you are at speed. They are the best for trophy fishing but if you are small cat fishing any of the others will suffice.
If I confused you I can rod up the holders and take some pictures....Email me and let me know how it turns out.
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