The Hobie Adjustable Rod Holder Extender fits in any of the molded in rod holders and is fully adjustable. It rotates 360 degrees within the rod holder and the angle of the rod tube can be adjusted, then locked in. Finally, the reel holder will rotate 360 degrees within the rob tube for perfect customization. The rod tube has a gimble pin in the bottom for rods with gimble fittings or it can be removed for conventional and spinning reels. The rod holder extender comes with 2 adjustable length straps, 2 padeyes, and 2 screw-in fittings so you can secure your rod holder.
I got these mainly to store rods in a location that wasn't as far back behind the seat as the rod tubes on my ACK Milk Crate Buddy. I wanted something that would get the reels up off the deck above the water and that had a built-in way to secure the extender to the kayak and the rod to the extender. The basic Hobie extenders are too short, having only a 10" distance from the bottom of the slot cut for the spinning reel foot and the bottom of the tube (my reel foot is right at 10” from the end of the rod). These adjustable ones are much better in this regard as the distance from the reel foot slot to the end of the tube is 11-1/2", AND the tube is open at the end, so the rod end can extend through an extra 1" or more without hitting the base (that goes into the molded-in holders). In just this regard, they are great, but they also offer integral hooks and adjustable webbing straps with carabiners to tie the extenders to padeyes on the kayak. This ensures the extenders (and your rods) won't fall out if you turtle, but also that the extender will stay put after a fish strike when trolling. I even discovered you can adjust the angle to point the rods far back (almost horizontal) for those rare times when fishing on smaller streams where overhead obstacles such as limbs and low bridges may be present. Overall, well worth the investment.
The rod holders are well built but unfortunately Hobie has scrimped on the length of the tie down straps. While the unit can still be used, the short length of the straps do not allow you to connect to existing padeyes. This means you will need to install new padeyes. Perhaps not a big deal but it does mean putting screw holes in your kayak where it should not be necessary to do so. This is the case with my PA12.
Easy installation and works great