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RediSet Rod Holders
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

   
  Click the frequently asked question links below to view the answers.
   
 
  1. How do I attach the pinned reel clamp to my fishing reel?
  2. What is the RediSet Rod Holder made of?
  3. What type of fishing is the RediSet Rod Holder designed for?
  4. How is the RediSet Rod Holder different from other rod holders?
  5. Can I use the RediSet Rod Holder with my spinning reel or smaller conventional reel?
  6. Does the pinned reel clamp get in the way?
  7. My reel doesn't have a reel clamp seat. Any suggestions?
  8. What drag settings should I use for sturgeon and how do I determine the drag pressure?
  9. Do the holders move with the ups and downs of sturgeon fishing as far as swells and choppy water?
  10. Where can I purchase the RediSet Rod Holders?
  11. How soon after I place my order will I get it?
       
  1.   How do I attach the pinned reel clamp to my fishing reel?
     

1. Remove reel from rod.
2. Take the side plate off of the reel and remove the spool.
3. Using original reel hardware or hardware included by Buoy 33, insert screws in the base plate of the reel.
4. Once screws are inserted into the reel base, install the nuts to hold screws in place on the base of the reel.
5. Reinstall spool and side plate.
6. Mount reel back onto the rod.
7. Mount pinned rod holder to the bottom of the rod and reel combination using the screws extending from the reel base installed in Step 3. Using the hardware that comes with your reel is best; however, we provide you with two stainless steel 10/24 screws just in case you don't have the original hardware. We include the 10/24 screws for your convenience since they fit most types of fishing reels.

**If your reel does not have screws, or if you have any questions, please contact us. The RediSet Rod Holder can be adapted in most cases.
 

  2.   What is the RediSet Rod Holder made of?
      The pinned reel clamp (PRC) of the RediSet Rod Holder is made of high quality stainless steel. It's incredibly durable, doesn't rust, and will last indefinitely.

The rod mount adapter (RMA) portion is made of DelrinŽ. DelrinŽ is a mainstay of DuPont's engineering polymers line and is widely acclaimed as a lightweight, but durable low-wear, low-friction plastic.
 
  3.   What type of fishing is the RediSet Rod Holder designed for?
      The RediSet Rod Holder is especially designed for any type of bait fishing where setting the rod (hooking the fish) quickly is essential to catching the fish.
 
  4.   How is the RediSet Rod Holder different from other rod holders?
      The essence of the RediSet Rod Holder is in its simple, but elegantly engineered design.

Unlike other bulky and cumbersome rod holders, the RediSet Rod Holder is small, uncluttered, yet efficient to the task of catching fish.

The RediSet Rod Holder is at its best in adverse weather conditions, able to steady the rod in the most choppy waters and fierce winds. Due to the smooth DelrinŽ material, the rod mount adapter simply swings back and forth, allowing the rod to move naturally and the fisherman to strategically set the hook in one swift motion.
 
  5.   Can I use the RediSet Rod Holder with my spinning reel or smaller conventional reel?
     
Absolutely! The Penn clamp is used to mount the PRC-33 onto spinning reels or smaller conventional reels that do not have mounting holes to attach to the RediSet Pinned Reel Clamp (PRC-33).

This configuration is used quite often and works very well. The Penn reel clamp should be mounted just forward of the reel as shown to the right.

For your convenience, we offer the Penn reel clamp for sale on our purchase page.

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  6.   Does the pinned reel clamp get in the way?
      No.  In fact, the pinned reel clamp adds control.  In setting the hook, grab the reel keeping your thumb on the spool and your index and middle fingers wrapped around the pin.  This allows for the maximum amount of tension and control during the hook set.  The added benefit is that you don't have to change drag settings once the fish is hooked and the fight begins.

(For further information, see question #8 regarding drag settings and line recommendations)
 

  7.   My reel doesn't have a reel clamp seat. Any suggestions?
     
For a reel with no reel clamp standard, we mount the holder to the rod butt or fore grip (which ever is most comfortable for you - for use on the fore grip, you will need to tilt the reel slightly) using a standard Penn reel clamp. Picture to the right. We use this configuration on several of our rods and it works great.

For your convenience, we offer the Penn reel clamp for sale on our purchase page.

Please contact us if you have additional questions.  
 
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  8.   What drag settings should I use for sturgeon and how do I determine the drag pressure?
     

I never set drag settings beyond 30% of line strength.  The reason being is that if you're hooked into a large fish and most of your line gets pulled out during the fight, the spool diameter decreases with the loss of line and the drag pressure correspondingly increases.  So, if your drag settings are too tight initially, the spool diameter decreases and the line strength can be exceeded.

For sturgeon, I fish lever drags.  The advantage is that I can adjust drag pressure during a fight and always come back to known preset values. 

For the most part, even if I'm using braided lines, I will very rarely exceed drag pressures of greater than 7 lbs. Using braid, unlike mono, there is no stretch to the line giving greater sensitivity to detect very light bites. The negative is that during hook set if the braided line is too light, then the line strength can be exceeded.  For this reason, I do not fish less than 60 lb. braid unless I am using a very limber rod to absorb the shock of the set. 

The easiest way to set drags is to use a spring scale.  Make sure the line is running through the eyes of the rod in the exact manner that it will be fished.  Using the spring scale on the end of the line, pull against it by lifting up on the rod as if you were fighting a fish.  Adjust the drags until they begin to slip at the desired setting.


 

  9.   Do the holders move with the ups and downs of Sturgeon fishing as far as swells and choppy water?
      The holder will pivot side to side, but it does not go up and down. This makes it more stable in choppy water. We rely on the flexibility of the rod tip to visually tell us what is going on at the bait. Successful sturgeon fishing requires focus on the rod tip, watching for the smallest movement. The advantage of our holder is that the rod is secure, and the reel is held in the upright strike position for maximum control after hook set.
 
  10.   Where can I purchase the RediSet Rod Holders?
      You can purchase all of Buoy 33 products here on this website. We no longer stock our product at retails stores; however, a few locations may still have some products available.
 
  11.   How soon after I place my order will I get it?
      Our customers usually get their orders in two days; however, the United States Post Office defines first class shipping as taking 2-5 days.
       
      Have a question not answered here?   If you have question we haven't answered, please contact us!