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Down-East Rod Holders

Down-East Rod Holders offer quality all-metal, made in the U.S.A. construction. These rod holders can be used with spinning, casting and fly rods and offer several horizontal and vertical mounting positions. Down-East Rod Holders are rated for light to moderate fishing of fish up to 25 pounds and for use with line up to 30 pound test. When a fish strikes, simply lift the rod straight up out of the rod holder. The are no releases to unclip or undo. We offer the D-10 "Down-Easter" Clamp Mount model and the D-11 Inboard Bracket Mount model.

The Down-East D-10 "Down Easter" clamp mount rod holder is equipped with a single screw clamp mount. This allows you to mount and remount the rod holder in a wide variety of places. A reinforcement bar attaches to the clamp which prevents the holder from tipping and distributes the stress of the "strike."

The Down-East D-11 Inboard Bracket Mount rod holder can be bolted to the inside or the top of the boats gunwales. This rod holder also comes with the D-12 Extension Bracket which allows for additional elevation adjustment of the rod holder.
D-10D-11
D-10 "Down-Easter"
Clamp Mount
D-11 Inboard
Bracket Mount

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Review Summary
4.9
( 14 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (8)
Pros
Easy To Use (8)
Durable (8)
Functional (7)
Easy To Maintain (6)
Cons
None (3)
Best Uses
Fresh Water (8)

Down East rod holder
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sacramento California

About Me:
I purchased this rod holder because a friend of mine has them on his houseboat and they work really well. I just installed a model D-11 inboard bracket mount on the houseboat I fish from. I like the all metal construction and the fact they are made in the USA. The only improvement I could see was if there was a slot in the bottom of the rod holder where the trigger of a bait casting rod could go in. I put my rods where the reel is between where the rod holder closes.....this assures the rod can't be pulled out of the holder when a fish strikes. Since bait casting rods have a trigger....I am forced to put the reel behind where the rod holder closes...it would be nice to have a slot in the rod holder where the trigger could go through when the rod holder is closed. Other than that...I can't see any other suggestions to improve this rod holder.

Pros: durable, pull the rod up and back to you when a fish strikes....you don't have to push the rod out of the holder when a fish strikes

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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cast iron down-east rod holders
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Buyer
Black River falls wi.

About Me:
none

very good rod holders i have several of these and my friends all want me to order more for them  also your company is very good to deal with and i will use you guys again in the future thanks


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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cast iron down-east rod holders
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Verified
Buyer
Black River falls wi.

About Me:
none

I have 3 of these for myself and i order more of these for my friends as they don't know how to order off the internet so i do this for them ,I fish off a river float and when i mount these on the railings of the float . people are pretty much amazed at these and always ask how they can get these I think if i had 20 of these i could sell them myself but i don't want to do this , I do this only for my friends, great product and a fair price.  also I am very satisfied with dealing with your company and will use you again


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Rod holders
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Verified
Buyer
Daly City CA

About Me:
none

These rod holders were so easy to use and work great for your boat my son and I were surprised at how easy they were I am going to order two more of them soon.


Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: None

Best Uses: All Boat

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Down-East Rod Holder
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Buyer
South Pasadena, CA

About Me:
none

I've had two other Down-East Rod Holders, and they are definitely excellent products made here in America. The ability to quickly pull up and off your rod from the holder is wonderful innovation. The product is made of cast metal parts, and there is absolutely no non- durable parts parts associated with the holder. It seems that FishUSA.com has the best price for this outstanding product.  A major competitor sells the same product for about $10 more. It's solid and somewhat heavy, and a true innovative American product.


Pros: "Well made, " "great company technical support, " "very innovative quick rod release feature".

Cons: None

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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15 years and going strong
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Verified
Reviewer
Chicago

About Me:
none

My boat came with two of these and that was more than 15 years ago.  I'm sure glad I fould then again.  They grip your pole like your hand does when it's face up.  Push it down and the fingers close on it.  Pull up on the rod and the fingers open.  There is never a fear that  your rod will go over board.. I wish they had a photo of the thing open ready to put the rod in.  The wing nut you see merely sets the angle your rod is held at relative to the water.  You set it once and never touch it again.  It has nothing to do with securing the rod to the holder.  Just lift up on the top and it opens like a clam shell.  Push it back into the base and the base causes it to close and hold your rod secure.  Simply the best design I've ever seen.

Oh almost forgot, you can set BOTH the vertical and horizontal position of the pole relative to the boat.  So say your trolling, the you can set it so your rod is 45 degrees up (vertical) and 30 degrees pointed to the back of the boat (horrizontal).    The 45 degree ange is set by the wing nut you see and the 30 degree ange is set by the positon you lower the clam shell back into the base.  

 


Pros: Durable, Functional, Quick, Awsome

Cons: None

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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What a Great Product
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Verified
Buyer
Whitmore Lake, MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have a pontoon boat and have been looking for a reliable detachable rod holder. I ran across these and purchased one. After just one time using it I saw this is what I have been looking for and immediately purchased three more. These are sturdy maintaenance free and well worth the price.

Pros: Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use, Durable, Functional

Cons: none

Best Uses: Great on a pontoon boat, Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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good quality
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Buyer
pittsburgh pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
great quality. but my salt water rods are too big to fit.

Pros: Functional, Easy To Use, Easy To Maintain, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Salt Water, Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great
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Verified
Buyer
Maine

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is my third one. I now run three on my boat. They are the best rod holders on the market, and made in Maine, USA!

Pros: Easy To Use, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Trolling, Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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AWESOME!
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Verified
Buyer
Frederick, MD

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I did put a thin piece of felt on the feet to not mark up the rails. The bottom line is these work flawlessly and are AWESOME!

Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Durable, Easy To Maintain

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Quick & Simple
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Verified
Buyer
Mudlik ,Pa.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Easy to attach and adjust,great for trolling for walleyes and more --Can switch from boat to boat in minutes.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Durable and versatile
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Verified
Buyer
Loveland, CO

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I now own three of them for trolling in a canoe. Helps keeps hands free, and canoe uncluttered when paddling or landing fish. Easy to use. No brainer.

Pros: Easy To Maintain, Functional, Durable, Easy To Use

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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robust, good stuff
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Verified
Buyer
Bucharest, Romania

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I needed a solid, wide opening holder to use with my fishing boat and this is exactly what would fit there. Greatly appreciated the simple and efficient design, very good looking.

Pros: Easy To Maintain, Durable, Functional

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Michigan

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've used Down-East rod holders for over 20 years for Salmon to perch. The version Fish-USA has is excellent for those square rails used on pontoons. Just check the clamp on occasion especially after you've made a run to another spot as the vibrations from the boat may loosen the screw clamp. The rod holder won't slip with a hit no matter how large the fish or how heavy the strike.

Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Durable, Easy To Maintain

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod Holder
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Verified
Reviewer
Cleveland Ohio

About Me:
Recreational
This holder is the easiest to use when a fish strikes. One motion does it. You do not have to pull forward and up to set the hook, just remove the rod and set in hook in one easy movement. Down-East Rod Holders tout themselves as "The Last Rod Holder You Will Own" and it's true.

Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quality Construction

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Boats

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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