There’s nothing like looking out the window and realizing that you can just get up and go fishing. We all dream of those kinds of perfect, impulsive mornings where you slip away to your favorite fishing spot, drop a line in the water, and enjoy the peace and quiet…at least until the fish start thrashing. Other than our busy schedules, however, there’s usually just one thing getting in the way of that ideal, spontaneous fish trip: having to wrestle your gear in and out of the car. Unless, of course, you have an interior fly rod holder.
It can be seriously frustrating to have to assemble and disassemble your rods every time you go fishing, or to feel like you have to choose between maintaining the interior of your car and protecting your expensive fishing gear. If you don’t have a pickup truck, it can be hard to decide what the best way to transport all your gear without anything getting tangled, bent, or broken. That’s why we created the interior fly rod holder— so you can maximize the space in your vehicle, protect your rods, and spend more time angling and less time fighting with your fishing gear.
Plenty of folks have figure out how to DIY interior fly rod holders out of materials like PVC pipe or cannibalized parts from other equipment. But wouldn’t it be nice to skip the project and buy something you know that looks good, works effectively, and is perfectly sized for your vehicle? We have several styles of interior fly rod holders depending on the ceiling height and interior dimensions of your car or SUV, as well as what type of rods you’re hauling.
For example, the IF6 is designed for both 1 piece and 2 piece rods, including sea bass, ocean, and fly rod styles. The IF56, on the other hand, can handle up to 10 rods, including a mix of telescopic rods, 2-piece rods, gaffs and landing net handles. All are made so that you can open and close the clasps with one touch. All you have to do is clip in your rods and rest the tip on the provided sponge for extra protection.
Many fishing enthusiasts find an interior fly rod holder is a great way to store gear so that you can head to your favorite fishing hole any time, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated vehicle for camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Commuters will be happy, too, at how easy this makes to load and unload your rods so you can spend more time at the lake and less time fussing over fishing line in your garage when you have to get up the next day for work.
The other advantage of an interior fly rod holder, rather than simply attaching your poles to your roof rack, is that this leaves the top of your vehicle available to hold things like your kayak or paddle board locker or your camping gear in a roof box. It’s safer, more efficient, and less hassle. So bring on a season full of early mornings, long drives along running rivers, cool water and warm sunshine, new flies, and biting fish. Don’t waste any time when you can just get up and go.