Well, let me think a minute, you probably don’t relish the idea of being welded to your rod all day, but you would like to catch more fish. These handy little devices give you more freedom of movement and let you get something to eat, walk around the boat, and simply relax and enjoy the day without always having the rod in your hand.Here is something you many not have thought of, even a small fish can take your rod into the drink if it is just leaning against the boat. That’s right, and you don’t want to lose expensive equipment or spoil your day, do you. By using just one simple piece of equipment, you will save yourself a ton of money and a lot of frustration.If you have questions about rod holders, here is what you need to know. These are tools that attach to a boats side and allow you to position your rod in it and hold it there until a fish takes the hook in its mouth. A number of them attach to the bottom of boats, but the reason anglers love them is that they provide them with the opportunity to practice more than one technique at a time.There is an upper portion of a boat rod holder on which the rod rests, and a lower portion which catches the rod and prevents it from going any further over and into the water. This is a great way to do some hands free fishing because you have tome to reach the rod and set the hook before most fish can get away.The only thing you need to do is lift your rod up and then out of its holder and start working your fish. If you have ever wondered why some fishermen or women seem to catch all the fish, maybe you should take a look at the boats they use. Do you see a number of boat rod holders being used? If so, you probably have your answer. Smart fishers understand that if they are going to win at this game they must be a bit smarter than the fish they are after.There are other advantages to using this equipment and one of those is that you are not as likely to get your lines tangled the way that often happens when those lines get scattered around the boat. Can you think of how much more fun you’ll have when you have your rod holders with you the next time you go fishing? You can sit back and relax with a cold drink in your hand and a nice sandwich without worrying that you will spill any of it just because you don’t want to let that big one get away.