« Bits and Pieces – 300 Piece Glow in the Dark Puzzle – Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Candy, Holiday – by Artist Ruane Manning – 300 pc Jigsaw Scotch Multi-Purpose Scissor, 8-Inches (1428) » 3 thoughts on “Okuma Expandable ABS Rod Rack” 45 of 46 people found the following review helpful Good value, August 29, 2011 By Phaedrus (Illinois, USA) – This review is from: Okuma Expandable ABS Rod Rack (Sports) The question here is mainly one of aesthetics. If you’re looking for a fancy rod rack to put next to the leather armchairs in your pine-paneled trophy room, this is not what you want. If you are just looking to get your rods up and out of harm’s way in, say, your basement or garage, and don’t mind a blue plastic rack with the name of a rod company on it, then this is a very good value. Just to clarify how this thing works: you actually get two racks, each with space for eight rods. These two racks may be assembled back to back, which gives you the free standing 16-rod unit shown in the photo. Alternately, you can choose to flat mount the two units to the wall as two separate 8-rod units. I did not try the free standing back-to-back mode, but something tells me this would be somewhat unstable, unless you figured some way to fix it to the floor. Mine are wall mounted side by side, and in this mode they are very stable, so that’s the way to go if you have high enough ceilings. As others have noted the racks are a bit tight. They would hold 16 rods as advertised if you stored them with no reels on them, but things are going to get a bit crowded if you tried to put eight rods and reels in each unit, especially with the bigger equipment, so I wouldn’t plan on storing 16 pieces if you’re leaving the reels on. I have nine rods and reels split between the two units and that works fine, there’s even room for a couple more. But at 10 dollars a rack I still think these are a real good value – it’s nice to get the rods all organized in a safe and relatively small space for only twenty bucks. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 27 of 27 people found the following review helpful Good buy!, April 7, 2012 By proud2busmc (Key West FL) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Okuma Expandable ABS Rod Rack (Sports) Super simple to put together, real sturdy plastic. Sick of my husbands poles all over not organized but didn’t want to spend a fortune and this was a great alternative. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful Great Rod Holders!, October 13, 2011 By TQ (MD) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Okuma Expandable ABS Rod Rack (Sports) These holders work great for me and I believe they are the best $20 rod holder out there!! I’ve been using 2 of them for the last 4 years and just bought another one for my saltwater rods. Because the holders are so close together they won’t fit large spinning reels right next to each other straight. My solution is to put baitcasters in between, sometimes turned sideways, and then I can fit a rod in every one of the slots. Yes it’s tight, but it’s not that hard to make everything fit. In terms of stability, I’m not sure why others are having problems. Mine are nowhere near tipping over and all of my rods are 6’6″+ and all have reels on them. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.