The Fat A.Z. Straight Rod Holder by Fat A.Z. Musky Products combines the proven performance of Down-East holders with an innovation of their own: the ability to easily tip the rod for down rods or a fast tip up to make your baits run shallower. The result: more efficient trolling.
The original, straight base is 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. Straight Rod Holder in Action
Fat A.Z. Straight 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 straight 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.
Slanted – Most popular. Provides extra reach over the side of your gunwale.
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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