Keep your fishing rod secure and protected along the side of your kayak with the Hobie Horizontal Rod Holder Kit. Insert the rod tip into the tip protector and lock the rod handle into the clasp. Easy to install using the provided hardware. Choose either through-bolts or sheet metal screws. Fits any kayak.
Great for surf launches. You should try to install them with the paddle stored.
Well they are easy to install for the most part. But the rods keep poping out of the holders at the tip, also and this is my fault they get in the way of the paddle when stored on the side, but in order to avoid this your holder would be too low. Not sure how happy I am with this.
Good design but just like evryone else reports, the rubber band is completely worthless and breaks after a couple of uses.
It is a good design and it does what it is supposed to do which is keep the rod out of the way. It is especially nice for keeping the fly rod out of the way. Very handy when fishing around dock lights, mangrove trees or any other overhead obstacles. I have bought 3 so far. My only complaint is the rubber piece does not last very long. I have had to repair 2 by replacing with a piece of bungee cord. I would give it a 5 if not for that.