i have ben most unfortunate to have lost a rod once while yakking around some boats.
the rod snagged and was dislodged from the rod holder.
was a nice pflueger trion too... luckily the reel wasnt too flash.
anyways, weather has been crap and i got bored.
i gathered up some loose junk i had lying around and came up with a rod keeper!!
check it out. i wanted something that wasnt in the way, functional and wasnt willing to spend $25 per rod keep (cant believe they go for so much!!)
the end product im pretty pleased with. i used rope for the illustration but will be using some bungee when i set the yak up. (when weather gets better)
i'd mount it to my rod holders with a bit of tension to keep it secure.
the buckle works a treat and once its released, its totally out of the way.