Cleat Rod Combo

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Plenty of us are either fishing-obsessed or have an uncle who has the fever. The Bayliner is loaded with more rod holders than the uninitiated know what to do with and the bait well is usually s full. But a fisherman is always looking for ways to get another line in the water, and the last thing anybody wants is to be limited by gunwale space because a cleat is in the way. Accon Marine has a clever solution with their Cleat/Rod Holder Combo.

Cleat HolderThe simple, but possibly genius, piece of hardware incorporates a secure, flush-mount rod holder housed within a pop-up, 6” cleat. The pop-up feature means that the cleat can vanish out of the way of hot lines. The whole thing is made of 316 stainless steel with models available at 0-, 15-, and 30-degree rod-retention angles. The ergonomic unit measures in at just 7.57” x 3.74” x 8.38”, making it a compact and viable option for power and sailboats. If you want to really pack the rods in or just want a versatile way to fish, check out Pricing starts at $96.42.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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