Down-East Salty S-10 Rod Holder
It does what it is supposed to do
This is the first clamp on rod holder that I have found to actually work as intended. Most others have failed to hold the rod steady when a fish hits while trolling, and I have my rod suddenly swing in the direction of the fish.
This rod holder has held its position without fail against a multitude of species, including 30#+ catfish. Additionally, I routinely use this in salt water, and I have found the corrosion to be minimal, and have had zero issues with rust.
Additionally, being able to lift the rod straight out is a great feature. Overall, this rod holder is the first I have tested that actually works!
November 19, 2014
Great rod holders
I had a 12 ft aluminum boat and bought these rod holders for them to troll for pike muskie and walleye and they have worked flawlessly. Very durable. I like the fact that you can fish them as down line or vertical. Very versital product at price most can afford. I would recommend them to any that has a boat that dont have large gunnals on them. I am trying to design something so that I can still use them on my new boat this season with larger gunnals.
February 13, 2010
This thing is what u want if u have an aluminum boat.
The salty is fully adjustable and was down 50+ feet with a dipsy with no problems.
easy to use but......
early one morning while setting it up i overtightened the clamp with my pliers and...snap. the threaded rod broke. totally my bad. had to go to brafasco to find the (7/16) threaded rod ($12) and two nuts to weld onto the threaded rod ($2). Greased em up and works better than new. hefty setup!!
October 30, 2011
The clamp will only work on a narrow gunnel and the way the rod holder section is designed the rod has to be exactly 90 degrees from the side of the boat. The base mount for the rod holder section also protrudes down more than an inch which prevented it from attaching to my boat.
Two small defects but the net result for me is that the two rod holders I bought are now sitting permanently on a shelf in my garage.
July 1, 2013