The D-11 Down-East Bolt-On Fishing Rod Holder is equipped with a fishing rod mount, which can be bolted on the inside or on top of your gunwale or other secure surface inside or outside of a boat. The D-11 Down East Rod Holder is designed for light to moderate fishing and is best suited for smaller catches. This fly fishing rod holder can accommodate fish species up to 25 lbs and up to 30 lbs test line. The Down East Rod Holder will hold most rods up to 1-1/8" in diameter including fly rods, spinning rigs, bait-casting and saltwater reels. The fishing rod mount has a quick-release design. Just lift your rod straight up to release your rod and reel quickly and effortlessly. This will allow you to easily reel in the big catch without your line breaking. This fly fishing rod holder can be used in many different situations. Even if you just need a quick break for a snack or any other reason, the Down-East Rod Holder can keep your line in the water.Depending on how you use it this fishing rod mount can be an indispensable part of your fishing gear.