North Wales Kayak Fishing

This is my review of the galaxy pro rod rest and mount
The first thing you will notice is this is quite different from all other rod rests and mounts it has many clever design features that might not be immediately noticed when you first take it out of the packaging the rod rest and mount is made from a very high grade impact resistant nylon which makes it very strong

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The nylon has a non reflective finish which is almost soft to the touch and has deep cut outs molded for the reel to seat securely when fishing

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The large handle on the side allows for quick easy adjustment of the holders head section

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Inside the rod holder there is a gimbal mount tube this allows the angler to strike at the bite without having to remove the rod from the rest first

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When fishing the gimbal mount tube sits neatly inside the rod holder and holds the rod securely

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On the front top of the rod holder there is a nylon locking clip when deployed this stops the rod jumping out of the mount when a fish bites this is a very use full addition specially when trolling a lure.
This locking bar has a positive click when fastened


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Under the rod holder is a trigger guard type molding this is to attach a rod leash if you so desire this is a very strong integral molding and a great feature

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The ball mount has a standard size footplate and a very strong ball type mount.
the ball mount is a low profile mount so it does not get in the way when the rod holder is removed for transporting

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This is a top quality fitting with a superb finish. The plastic is almost warm to the touch but is very robust.
Using the ball mount allows multiple angles to be set very quickly.
I like the large adjuster handle this I find very easy to use and the large trigger guard molding is really well designed it does not get in the way and serves as a very secure anchor point for a rod leash the internal gimbal tube means you wont spook them fish by having to remove the rod from the mount before setting the hook with this mount you just lift the rod.