I just wanted to show a couple pictures, of the rod holders that I use. I use the orange one with the c-clamp at Pike Island Dam on the pier. I cut a 1 1/2" long piece of 3" round steel pipe into fourths (makes two clamps). I welded one piece to each foot of the clamp. Then I glued some non-slip rubber to each foot. This is the rubber mat that is used to hold wood still, when you are routing it. After that they are pretty much the same. They are just 3/8" re-bar, with a piece of 3/16" thick by 1 1/2" wide by 2" long steel plate welded to them. I drilled and bolted on Down East rod holders, but you could use any kind you wanted. If you set your drag properly, neither one of these rod holders will move. The c-clamp rod holders work great on the pier. I don't have to worry about my rods going anywhere. I know my explanation might not be too clear, just check out the pictures. They work great for flathead catfish, really strong.