I have seen some recent discussion of rod holders and wanted to let you all know what I am using for bank fishing! I use an 18 inch long 2 inch piece of PVC pipe and a 4 foot piece of steel held together by 2 round metal clamps and duct tape so as not to cut myself and to add a little style. I consider them to be a little safer to use as you can set them straight up and down or at a slight angle rather then just at an angle. You also get more of the rod in the ground. I have held fish bigger then 35lbs on these holders. I have attached a picture of how we set up at one of my favorite fishing spots. We also use color coordinated rod holders to tell them apart! This picture is a little piece of "My Heaven"