Bass Pro Shops® Rod Holders - Ground Spike
I've had two of these holders for about five years. I replaced the bolts and installed 1/4 stove bolts. Also I turned the bolts around and got rid of the wing nuts. I added a lock washer and doubled up the nuts to lock them in place. Without doing this you will get damage to the cork handle of your rod. This little bit of work is well worth it. The rod holders hold up well and last a long time.
July 5, 2014
Took warning about wing nut damage seriously. Replaced it with hex nut, cut screw and wrapped with tape. Since I don't assemble/reassemble each time, this solved problem.
June 4, 2013
...tears up a rod...
...like...i WAS exciting to have this part...
...so i busted it out of the package and put it together stuffed it in the ground...(DOWN by the black river round' back by 69/94)...
...like anyhow...i baited~up and put my rigg in the holder...twasnt' long until my dumbself noticed that this part has a BRUTAL flaw...the way it is put together a wingnut and post are in the area where a rod sits...hence...tears up a rigg...just..glad that i had noticed BEFORE i tore my rigg up and i took my riggs out...i am in the process of a bit of modificaton to make them acceptable...i have two of these that are no longer used until they have been modified to be cool...
...i WOULD NOT SCORE THIS PART...!!!
...it seriousally needs modification to make it so it will not tear up a rigg...unless you are one who enjoys tearing your things up and then bawling over it later...
...!! pay attention to the images...it is EXACTALLY how it looks when it is to be used...wingnut and post in the rigg zone..!!!
April 13, 2013
A good sturdy product! The ground spike is a little short but holds well. I wrap mine with 550 paracord for added grip on the rod handle. I take it on every catfishing trip. The securing nut is alittle high digging into the rods handle but nothing a dremel can't fix.
April 1, 2013