The Fat A.Z. Slanted Rod Holder by Fat A.Z. Musky Products combines the proven performance of Down-East holders with an innovation of their own: the ability easily to tip the rod for down rods or a fast tip up to make your baits run shallower. The result: more efficient trolling.
The slanted version is definitely the most popular as it provides extra reach over the side of your gunwale. They're solidly built to withstand the harshest (and coldest) conditions and equipped with friction discs so you can single-handedly lift or drop your rod’s position on the fly when trolling over varying depths of structure.
Fat A.Z. Slanted Rod Holder in Action
Fat A.Z. Rod Holder – Alternate Bases
The holders offer universal mounting with the added option of sliding the unit into a track, on a rail or bolting them directly to your boat. In addition to the slanted base, other versions / mounting options include:
Extension Bracket – An add-on for your slanted or straight Fat A.Z. Rod Holder for situations where your track is mounted too far inward or if your gunwale is too narrow to have a track; you can use this as a vertical mount.
Straight – The original, straight base.
Rail Mount – By popular demand, this rail mount base is just as tippable, tension-adjustable with all the angles of the other versions. Rotating the base gives you control over the amount of reach your holder has for a straighter down rod.
Clamp-On – Everything you love about the Fat A.Z. Rod Holders paired with the Down-East S-10 Double Clamp rod holder. Available with the S-10 or just bracket and hardware.
Already have a Down-East holder? No problem!
You can order our holder on its own (‘base only' option).
“These Fat A.Z. rod holder mounts are the real deal! I’ve been using them for a few years now and don’t know how I got on without them!” – Danny Colomby
Simply the most user friendly system I've ever used. Why buy anything else because you're just gonna end up getting these eventually! – Zachary Baker
Precision trolling at it's best. – Michael Olson
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What holds the rod at the angle I want it set at? How will it stay in place?
A: Friction holds the rod in position. Our tests show it taking 25#+ at a distance of 12″ to tip the rod when tightened.
Q: I already have a Down-East rod holder – can I just buy your base?
A: Yes, we've made the ‘base only' option available so you can use your existing rod holder.
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