So you are planning for your next fishing trip, but this time with the right fishing rods. While everything seems in place, you need to know where and how to hold the rods before and after the fishing experience. For this reason, having a fishing rod holder becomes vital. Here is a simple selection of tips to help you.
Understanding Why You Need the Rod Holder
Understanding why you need the rod holder should be the first step. If you are using a boat, note that the holders are an integral part. They also differ in the size of the fishing rod and vessel used. Do you want the holders for rod safekeeping during travels or during fishing? You make an informed selection after understanding your needs.
Check the Material
Materials used for making rod holders depend on the type of water you are fishing in. You can consider rod holders made from aluminum, steel, polypropylene, or copolymer. Understand that the material you need for saltwater varies from the one for freshwater. The material also determines the weight and strength of the fishing rod holder you choose.
Check Mounting Options
Rod mounting is a crucial aspect to check out when selecting a holder. You should, however, note that this depends on the vessel or vehicle you are using. The mounting process can differ for a boat compared to a car rod holder. Clamping-on and drilling are the two mounting options for fishing rod holders.
Fixed or Removable Rod Holders
You should know that for heavy-duty rod holders, you must fix them. This is, however, different for small fishing rods as you can effectively use removable holders for flexibility. Seek guidance to understand your options and meet your expectations.
Seek Expert Guidance
While rod holders are vital in your fishing experience, making an informed selection can prove hard without proper guidance. Seeking expert guidance, in this case, becomes vital. You learn what to look at and what to avoid when working with an expert.
Before your next fishing trip, ensure you prepare to meet your expectations. Note that this includes installing the right fishing rod holders. Understand that following the above selection tips will help you get the best from your efforts.
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.