Re: car/suv rod holder
I used to use one of those clamp down ski racks to put our rods in, but only for short distances. Later, I started thinking about the cost if the rod or reel got damaged by rocks, etc (have you seen car windshields) that I decided it wasn't worth it to me. My rods actually will fit into my SUV (explorer) completely set up, with the tip sticking out by my rear view mirror. Usually I have a big rubbermaid box with my gear in it in the back, and the reel end sits in it to hold it in place. Has worked very well and is just as quick, if not quicker, to do that the car top rack for me.