Fishing pole holders are a great way to keep your rods organized, and even more importantly, safe from being damaged or broken. They come in all shapes and sizes, from simple models that attach directly to your boat or kayak, to more elaborate designs that can be mounted on a wall or stand. But no matter what type of fishing pole holder you choose, there are some general steps you should follow when mounting it.
Step 1: Choose an Appropriate Place
Before you begin mounting your fishing pole holder, you’ll need to decide on the best place to mount it. You’ll want to make sure the spot is sturdy enough to support the weight of your rods and reels. Additionally, consider where your poles will be located when they’re in the holder so they don’t get in the way of other activities or obstruct access to any controls or accessories on your boat.
Step 2: Gather Your Tools and Supplies
Once you’ve chosen an appropriate spot for your fishing pole holder, it’s time to gather together all of the tools and supplies needed for installation. Depending on the type of holder you have, this might include screws, anchors, drill bits, drill bits for metal surfaces if applicable, washers and wrenches. Make sure you have everything you need before beginning so that installation is a breeze.
Step 3: Drill Pilot Holes
Using a drill bit slightly smaller than the size of the anchor screws included with your fishing pole holder, drill two pilot holes into the surface where you plan on mounting it. This will help ensure that the anchors are secure and won’t slip out over time.
Step 4: Secure Anchor Screws into Pilot Holes
Once you’ve drilled two pilot holes into the surface where you plan on mounting your fishing rod holder, use an appropriate size wrench to screw in two anchor screws until they’re secure but not overly tight. Make sure they are firmly secured into the surface so they can support both the weight of your rods and reels as well as any additional items placed inside.
Step 5: Place Holder Over Anchors and Tighten Screws
Next place your fishing rod holder over top of both anchors making sure it’s centered correctly before tightening down each screw until it’s securely fastened onto the surface. Make sure not to overtighten them as this could lead to damage of both the screws and fishing rod holder itself.
Mounting a fishing pole holder doesn’t have to be difficult! Just make sure you choose an appropriate place for installation first; then gather together all necessary tools and supplies; drill pilot holes; secure anchor screws; place holder over anchors; then tighten screws until securely fastened onto surface without overtightening them.