I make my own rod holders out of PVC. For fishing off of the bank, from a folding chair: I use a 2" diameter pvc tube, with two t-joints, (one on either end), leading directly to smaller diameter t-joints and tubes that have been slit, (on my table saw), to just barely slide over the legs/braces of heavy duty fold up chair. Since the folding chair has heavy guage aluminum legs and braces, which point out at approximately 45 degree angles from each other, the smaller, "slit tubes" of the rod holder are also line up the same way. The rod holder stays in place really well, won't rotate or move, becase of the 45 degree difference in the allignment of the smaller, slit tubes. The larger 2" diameter tube holds the rod up at about a 45 degree angle, (it's actually less than 45 degrees), but it works really well. Just keep your lines tight.