I got tired of my rod holders hanging over the edge of the boat and getting hung up under the pier so I whipped up these low profile rod holders out of 1/4" rod or gutter nails and some angle iron from an old bed frame. Cut the angle iron 6" long and the 1/4" rod or gutter nails at 7", Since I needed to build 12 of these things, I build a jig out of some scrap I had laying around. You'll need a welder to tack the rod to the angle iron and a torch to bend the rod into shape. I fastened mine to the side rails of my boat with 3/16" rivets. Cut to length, drill rivet holes and round the corners of the angle iron. Cut to length the 1/4" rod or use a 7" long gutter nail. Weld one end of the rod to the angle iron, heat and bend the rod into shape around the jig then weld the other end of the rod to the angle iron. Clamp the rod into a vise then heat and bend the proper angles into the rod. Prime, paint and fasten them to your boat then go fishing! Be aware! If you chose to use Steel instead of Aluminum and you mount these on an Aluminum boat, you are mixing dissimilar metals and they will corrode. If I had the capability to weld Aluminum, I would have built these out of Aluminum.