The Scotty Bait Caster/Spinning Rod Holder is designed to accommodate your bait caster or spinning reel. The Scotty Bait Caster/Spinning Rod Holder holds a bait caster reel in a cushioned cradle, or a slot in the front of the rod holder allows for a spinning reel to be securely held in position. The rod holder design has a side mounted flange, which leaves the bottom open. This allows for the rod holder to accommodate trigger grips. Pistol grip rod butts easily clear the sides of the rod holder for quick rod retrieval. Rod can be secured in holder with a soft latching strap which snaps over the top.
These work absolutely great with your round baitcasters, and my two have been in service 11 years. They work great with the old Lew's BB series reels, like my old BB-25SW, and with old style round Abu's. You can seat your round baitcaster all the way to the back, and lock it into the holder with the strap. Safely out of sight and mind. You can also use it on your spinning rod - rigging the strap beneath will lock a spinning rod by the reel foot. But if you try to seat your low profile baitcaster deep in the holder, the rod sits at an acute angle in the holder, isn't stable, and won't lock. You can, however close the strap and use it like a rocket launcher without locking the low profile baitcaster. Scotty needs to redesign this holder to make it deep-seat and lock a low profile baitcaster. If you want a rod holder that locks a low profile baitcaster with the reel upright and plugs into a Scotty base, check out Stealth QR-1NB.
Prossecurely locks round baitcaster or spinning outfit; made to last
Conswill not deep-seat and lock a low profile baitcaster, but will work like a rocket launcher with that rig
Huntington Beach, CA
Rod holder for spinning and conventional reels
August 31, 2016
This is very nice in that it accommodates spinning reels without turning the reel to the side or upside down etc.
ProsVery well designed item by Scotty.
ConsRequires other parts to be able to mount into a rod holder.