Down-East Rod Holder

13 Reviews
Item No.: F10398


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 durable in even the coldest weather. 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. These rods holders feature adjustability in any horizontal or vertical direction and can be used on a variety of mounting systems to fit any boat making these extremely versitile. 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" is equipped with a single clamp mount. This versitile clamp opens up to two inches and allows you to mount and remount the rod holder in a wide variety of places.

The Down-East D-11 Inboard Bracket Mount is equipped with D-12 mount that permanently fastens to any vertical or hotizontal surfact on your boat. The D-12 Extension, which is included, allows for proper height adjustment of the holder when bolted on a horizontal surface.

The Down-East Rod Holders are made in the U.S.A.

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1/31/2013 12:00:00 am

Down-East Rod Holder

by Russ of Dynalur -

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 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.

5/7/2013 12:00:00 am

cast iron down-east rod holders

by big fish -

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

10/21/2013 12:00:00 am

Down East rod holder

by Helm -

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 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.

7/17/2017 12:00:00 am

Down-East Rod Holders

by mainer23 -

Best you can buy for the money, will last forever

12/11/2007 12:00:00 am

Great Rod Holder

by Pikemaven [@]

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.

2/9/2010 12:00:00 am


by Never2Late2fish

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.

7/14/2010 12:00:00 am

Durable and versatile

by JTW -

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.

8/3/2011 12:00:00 am


by Kalbus -

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!

11/9/2011 12:00:00 am

good quality

by flymobro -

great quality. but my salt water rods are too big to fit.

4/8/2010 12:00:00 am

robust, good stuff

by gabriel -

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.

6/28/2011 12:00:00 am

Quick & Simple

by Ding Dong -

Easy to attach and adjust,great for trolling for walleyes and more --Can switch from boat to boat in minutes.

10/8/2011 12:00:00 am


by chris -

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!

8/6/2012 12:00:00 am

What a Great Product

by Jack -

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.