The Tag Alder Tackle Dickey Rod Saver features an ingenious design that will save your ice fishing combo from being dragged down a hole by that unexpected fish.
To assemble, simply insert the threaded leg into the red hub. Put the ice rod, in between the handle and the first line guide, into the slot and turn the treaded leg until the rubber pad secures the rod in place. Make sure the "Dickey Rod Saver" logo is facing the rod handle. Next, lock the opposite spring-loaded leg in the down position and your ready to fish.
If a fish bites and your not around to grab the rod, the Dickey Rod Saver's spring-loaded leg will pop out into the open position before the ice fishing combo goes down the hole. While open, the rod saver measures approximately 15" across.
I bought seven of these. Used them years ago ice fishing and recently returned to Colorado and the sport. After looking all over Colorado Springs, resorted to ordering them on line.
Works as described, these have saved my poles many times. Must make sure they stay attached to your rod base. Some thin rods required some electrical tape to make sure the rod saver would tighten up on them.
I bought seven on line and two of them the rubber nipple on the screw in leg was off center, causing it to be hard to thread in to the body straight. This has been my only issue. Once started straight and used a couple times, they loosen up and it becomes a non issue. It would be an issue if you couldn't get the leg started straight.
Using this rod holder - will secure your rod and prevent to lose your rod to a fish if you walk away from a fishing ice hall