Driftmaster — The Family Fishing Rod Holders
Driftmaster Rod Holders are known for their strength and durability. That common knowledge makes them the choice of many trophy catfish hunters. With models available for all different fishing situations, Driftmaster products enjoy a reputation of excellence in quality, dependability, and service.
“We design our products to last a long time,” says Driftmaster owner David Baynard. “They are designed to be used by a good size man on a rough day. You never know what he might grab during the trip. We don’t want anything breaking because it is not strong enough.”
Driftmaster makes holders that are great for families and kids too. When anglers use their boats for water recreation the rod holders can be removed easily for a family outing to ski or go tubing. Swimmers and skiers can get in and out of the boat without obstruction and removing the rod holders make it safer and easier for a fun day on the water.
“A fishing rod holder makes it easier no matter your age,” noted Baynard. “With a rod in a holder, the kids get to look around and take in the scene, check out the boat and motor, or eat a sandwich. The rod holder shoulders the work and responsibility while the kids have fun.”
Driftmaster Rod Holders are designed to hold the rod and reel upright without the problem of the rods rolling over. They are also designed to release the rod easily. Regardless of age, when the angler grabs the rod and pulls up, the hook is set, the rod is released, and the fight is on. And for young anglers the strength and stability allow them to leave the rod in the holder to reel in the fish.
“When a fish does bite, there is a better chance of a hookset,” continued Baynard. “The rod holder will do the work. The kid gets to fight the fish which is what fishing is all about.”
The most popular item for catfish anglers in the Driftmaster line is the two-position DUO rod holder. Named DUO because of its versatile two-position design. Anglers can place a rod in either of two positions and there are no moving parts or adjustments needed.
The trending design is made from 3/8 diameter steel with a stainless steel stem. The holder is covered with a tough rubber coating to protect the rods as they are inserted and removed. These rod holders are big and tough enough to handle the hard hits from big fish as well as mishaps from the fisherman, yet their compact design does not get in the way.
Two different versions are available. The DUO #25510-H has built-in angles of 0 and 30 degrees. They are generally used for anchor fishing and/or suspend fishing. The Troller #45510-H version has angles of 20 and 50 degrees to give drifting and dragging anglers a choice of presentations.
Both models are available with standard 4-inch stems or 10-inch stems for added height and right and left-hand models. They are secured in place with a serrated flange nut rather than a hex nut for better holding power but they are easily removed from the boat when not in use.
Driftmaster products are American Made in South Carolina and carry a LIFETIME warranty against breaking!
“If any of our products ever break just send it to us and get a new one,” says Baynard. “We do not require a receipt or proof of purchase. We know that it’s ours and if it breaks, we are going to stand behind it.”
For information on Driftmaster and Black River Tools visit the Driftmaster website or call 803-473-4927 for person-to-person access.