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04/15/2018 08:17PM
This is a screenshot from cneils video off of YouTube, I have seen others use this type of holder, but no one seems to know the brand.
 
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04/15/2018 08:58PM
Don’t know, I have two of them packed away somewhere. I believe piragis had them in their catalog awhile ago. They may be made by spring creek .
04/15/2018 10:15PM
I agree with Walllee. I have two I purchased from Piragis. Unsure of actual maker. Jerry G
schweady
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04/15/2018 10:24PM
It's named Rod Sentry. I think it works pretty well, tho you'll read mixed reviews on this site. Probably the best performer for its smaller size and lighter weight. I don't see it available from any retailer at the moment, which may explain the *slightly* inflated price seen here. Usually around $20.
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04/15/2018 11:04PM
Yep, that's a Rod Sentry. I picked up two a few years ago at Spring Creek in Mountain Iron, MN. I think they were around $25.00 at the time.
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04/15/2018 11:04PM
Duplicate post....
mastertangler
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04/16/2018 06:33AM
Um thats called "something you shouldn't buy" rod holder.

If you are looking for a clamp on with some reliability get a tite lock. They are lightweight, fully adjustable and fairly secure perch for a rod. I like having a small block of wood to help seat the clamp so its not just digging into the Kevlar.
04/16/2018 08:01AM
schweady: "It's named Rod Sentry. I think it works pretty well, tho you'll read mixed reviews on this site. Probably the best performer for its smaller size and lighter weight. I don't see it available from any retailer at the moment, which may explain the *slightly* inflated price seen here. Usually around $20."

WOW. maybe I will look for something cheaper, lol.
Thanks guys.
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04/16/2018 08:34AM
mastertangler: " I like having a small block of wood to help seat the clamp so its not just digging into the Kevlar. "

Get the rail clamp for a thwart and that becomes a non-issue.

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04/16/2018 08:49AM
KarlBAndersen1: "mastertangler: " I like having a small block of wood to help seat the clamp so its not just digging into the Kevlar. "


Get the rail clamp for a thwart and that becomes a non-issue.


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Nice! Good catch Karl.
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04/16/2018 10:50AM
+1 on the Tite-lok recommendation, and thanks for the heads up on the rail clamp. I've been using the regular 'C'-style clamp on my electronics mount, but this is a more secure and more elegant solution.
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04/16/2018 11:41AM
Othello: "+1 on the Tite-lok recommendation, and thanks for the heads up on the rail clamp. I've been using the regular 'C'-style clamp on my electronics mount, but this is a more secure and more elegant solution."

Indeed.........right up to the point where you lose or forget the Allen wrench (Ouch!). Absolutely cant lose it as I believe the rod holder gets mounted onto the plate via a bolt which requires an Allen wrench. Please correct me Karl if am mistaken.
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04/16/2018 11:57AM
Rod Sentry works fine. The actual other direction to go is a RAM Mount holder. Secure it with your fingers. It's a bit tougher to lose or forget those.
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04/16/2018 12:06PM
I'm a huge fan of the RAM mount. I found the Rod Sentry to be a PITA, and it wound up in the bottom of my pack most of the time.
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04/16/2018 12:11PM
mastertangler:
Please correct me Karl if am mistaken. "




Correction noted.
No allen wrench to lose.
It's attached with thumb bolt.
Leave the mount on the thwart.

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04/16/2018 12:57PM
I've been using the rod sentries for a few years. They do a good job of securely holding your rod, and it is fairly easy to release your rod when you get a fish. I do feel that the hardware used to tighten and loosen the holder to the canoe could use some improvement. You basically need pliers to get it on or off. Overall I have been satisfied enough with them to keep using them, but I do find myself looking at other rod holders in search of something better.
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04/16/2018 03:04PM
KarlBAndersen1: "mastertangler:
Please correct me Karl if am mistaken. "




Correction noted.
No allen wrench to lose.
It's attached with thumb bolt.
Leave the mount on the thwart.


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Its all coming back to me..........I had some corrosion happen to the thumb screw and I ended up breaking it off as I kept trying to get the WD40 into the threads. Once the plastic wing nut type thumbscrew is off it reveals a bolt head that requires an Allen wrench. I eventually gave it away to another poster on a different site as it became a bit of a hassle.

I like to angle my rod back towards the lure a bit and with no safety latch I was always a bit concerned that one of my outfits might end up in the drink........unlikely but possible. I like how they reconfigured the "Y" section of the rod holder. They used to just flare outward........now they go out and back inward, better!
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04/17/2018 07:38PM
Nice find on the clamp, Karl. I didn't know these existed and am sort of tempted. My only concern would be losing the screw and plate/washer that goes under the screw (to keep holder from spinning when mounted) when I took the rod holders off/put them on, which I do when I'm on the move. I've been using the TiteLok 5601 clamp, which works well on my angled Sawyer gunwales and secures very nicely when trolling for trout. I seem to always be mounting my holders once I'm in the canoe, and can see dropping the little plate/washer in the drink! I suppose it would be cheep enough just to carry an extra washer and screw as cheap insurance, which has me tempted.
 
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