Wanted to take a moment to share my experience with this past seasons purchase of a couple of the Dead Stick Drone rod holders that I purchased from Smooth Air Inc. The quality of workmanship is excellent and they are very easy to extend from their stored position and set up is a snap.
They are a very smart looking holder as compared to other well-known brands. Once set up and ready to except the rod they hold it in a very secure position do to the locking device, and I especially like the way they are easily removed from the holder once a bite is detected. Paired with Okuma ABF 20 bait runner reels I have yet to lose a fish while the rod was being removed from the holder. With a firm hook set, it’s fish on! Not only are they very well crafted and good looking they work better than any other rod holder I’ve tried.
Do yourself a favor and purchase a few and you’ll be amazed at how much your catch ratio improves and the compliments from your fishing partners is the cream on the top. I usually don’t typically make testimonials but these holders deserve the praise!!! Thanks Smooth Air Inc.
I wanted to express my positive thoughts on the Dead Stick Rod Holders I was introduced to this past Summer. I hired Jerry who operates Angler’s Pride Guide Service to take me out on the Petenwell Flowage in central Wisconsin to show me a few tricks.
I learned a lot that day in many ways. One thing that really caught my attention was the custom fabricated Dead Stick Drone rod holders. These make dead stick fishing very beginner friendly. I can also see the how even an experienced angler would want these in their arsenal.
Very easy to use, and stow away, not having to worry about them rusting or corroding w/ the high quality materials they are made from. I personally purchased (4) of these & use them every time I’m out!
I would recommend to anyone who wants to catch fish w/ ease.
Oh BTW, They also transform to act as a vertical rod holder in the boat when things get tight on room.
I will be catching more fish!
I have booked multiple trips with Jerry from Angler’s Pride Guide Service on both Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes in Wisconsin over the past several years. While he has used the same techniques for getting us onto fish, we tried something new this year. He wanted to try out the newly designed Dead Stick Drone Holders when we began dead stick fishing with live bait.Using these rod holders made a big difference that day. I pulled in two 6# walleye and an 8# walleye. I attribute it to the rod holders, because while the rod holders were in position, I was jigging with a separate rod. I did not catch anything while jigging.
Jerry helped fine tune the functionality of the Dead Rod Stick Holders to enable a rod to be placed in position with the bait being suspended at the optimal depth. Once a fish begins moving off with the bait the rod can easily be lifted from the rod holder to set the hook without the fish ever sensing any tension in the line. I now had a contrast from dead stick fishing with Jerry in previous years using his previous rod holders. It was a no brainer as to the value the new rod holders offer. They had not even gone into production yet as we were using a beta version of the holders. I told him as soon as production began I would take 4 of them, but increased my order to 6. I may not have the years of experience that Jerry, has but I know I will be able to catch more fish using these rod holders when dead stick fishing with live bait.
Love this rod!
I was given the Dead Stick Drone for Father’s Day. We went out fishing that weekend and I was amazed at how versatile this rod is.
Affixes easily to the boat and releases the fishing rod smoothly and seamlessly without alerting the fish. Can’t wait for next season to use it again!!