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.