Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best. I first saw this one at the ICAST show last summer, and it was love at first sight. I grabbed one immediately. We loved it so much we included it in the Holiday Gift Guide in the winter issue of TROUT. It’s not big, it’s not expensive and it just cooler than heck.
The Vedavoo Rod Holster – simplicity defined. Made in the U.S.A., this belt-worn rod holster from our friends at Vedavoo is an awesome addition to the arsenal of any angler who wants a place to secure a rod out of the way while re-rigging or who wants a second rod at the ready. Simply drop the butt of the rod in the webbing loop and buckle the strap over the handle.
For those of us who often fish with two rigs – maybe nymph rig that you fish until the hatch starts and a second dry fly outfit for those golden moments of top water ecstasy – it’s a stroke of genius. It attaches to your wader belt. The bottom sling cradles the butt of your rod and the strap secures the grip. In total, it allows you to work with one rod and keep the other close, hands-free. It works like a charm.
I’m a big fan of Vedavoo gear. I can cram more stuff into one of their sling packs than I ever dreamed I could. It’s topnotch quality and it’s American made. What’s more, you can get a special edition TU branded rod holster. Support the TU Match Challenge to get the special-edition Trout Unlimited rod holster shown above! The campaign is live now and will be running until the end of the year.