Scotty Baitcaster Review & Information
Scotty has become one of the go to brands of fishing rod holders in the past few years, and for a good reason. They are build of high quality plastic and rubber with an innovative compact design, perfect for fisherman that are tight on space in a small boat or kayak.
One of the most popular Scotty rod holders is the Scotty Baitcaster/Spinning Rod Holder with Flush Mount. It is very easy to mount of any type of boat you might find on the water today and the angle of the pole can be adjusted to almost any practical position.
One of the best features of the Scott Baitcaster Spinning Rod holder is the rubber strap to lock your fishing rod safely in place. While it is not necessary to use as gravity does an excellent job some fisherman prefer extra safety measures to ensure that their rod does not go overboard when a fish bites or a wave crashes.
Mounting the holder on your boat can be done in less than 30 minutes and the only tool required is a screwdriver. Some boat owners do not like to drill holes in their boat, and for a good reason. Drilling holes into the hull of a boat can cause cracks in not done correctly.
Fortunately, as long as you have experience with a power drill or screwdriver and can apply even pressure the chance of causing a crack if relatively small. If this sounds like too much, dont worry there is also a model with a side deck mouth.
From stability to manufacturing quality this is a great holder at a great price. It provides all of the features necessary to hold a rod of nearly any size and is built to last forever.
Another good feature is the thumb lock. It locks in place quickly and easily into any angle that an angler could want their rod at in the water.
The only negative we could find for this rod holder is the screw in base. While 99% of fisherman will not have a problem attaching it there is always the chance that a crack could occur. To help prevent hull cracks you should measure out exactly where the holder should go. Then, slowly screw in the four screws. Remember, take your time. The biggest cause of cracks during installation is trying to go to fast.
Furthermore, once the screws are in place do not attach them too tightly. This can also cause cracks as well as make it very difficult to remove. Also, some rods need a rod holder extension to properly fit. These are relative cheap to pick up online and can even be crafted out of PVC pipe in about an hour in the garage.