Three ways to store fishing rods


The best fly rod in the world has one thing in common with the cheapest spinning rod on the market: they are both useless if they are broken. Contrary to the romantic notion of many anglers, rods don’t usually break when battling the state record bass in the local reservoir, but when you break the tip slamming a closet door at home. Or you break a guide when the rod falls into the garage and you step on it. The way to avoid this sad reality is to store your fishing rods in a rack designed for one purpose: to hold the rods. There are three basic types, each with individual benefits. Here is a guide to choosing the best rod holder for you.

Rod wall bracket

The great advantage of a wall rod rock is that it takes up very little space but keeps the rods easily accessible. While you must dedicate part of a wall for this purpose, the rest of the room is free to use as you wish. Another advantage: the wall brackets are manufactured in vertical and horizontal configurations. If you have an 8 foot ceiling and an 8 1/2 foot one-piece rod, you will need the horizontal version. Got a big ass cane? You may need to opt for the vertical type.

The freestanding rod holder

Rush Creek Creations Round 16 Rod Storage Rack

Freestanding Racks hold a lot of rods because the rod holders are spaced around a central support. Although you have to dedicate some floor space to a free-standing rod holder, the holders themselves don’t take up much space, and since they’re easy to move, you can place it wherever you want, whenever you want. . This is an advantage if there is a part of the year when you are not fishing, as then you can move the rod holder to a remote location. There are two types: freestanding round racks that only hold fishing rods, and square or rectangular versions that also provide a place to store gear.

ceiling rod bracket

Solid pine horizontal ceiling support for organized fishing

If you want to keep your rods out of harm’s way and preserve floor and wall space, the ceiling bracket is your best choice. You need a ceiling space long enough to accommodate the size of rods you have, and you may need to get a stool or chair to access the rods if you have a high ceiling. But once the rods are stored, they are safe. Another important check: make sure the rack has openings large enough to accommodate these bottoms.

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