I’m Steve Douglas, owner and operator.
Long story short, while fishing a catfish tournament on the Ohio River in 2007 I lost the catfish of a lifetime do to a broken rod holder.
It happened so quickly, before I was able to stand up to grab the rod as I seen the initial takedown. All I could do was watch as the rod along with the rod holder was pulled from my boat into the depths.
Now in my mind of course this Monster was over 100 lbs, but in reality who knows. But that was the day I swore it would never happen again just in case, I happen to get lucky and hook another Monster one day.
I immediately went to work on the design and feature’s that I needed to for tournament catfishing and made 8 of them. I used them in 2008 on the national trail and other anglers seen them and wanted me to also make them some rodholders and it has snow balled from there.
The Monster set the standard in the catfish tournament industry providing, strength, durability and versatility.
We are now the Official Rod Holder for the Cabela’s King Kat National Tournament Trail and support and sponsor many local and regional catfishing tournament organizations throughout the country, promoting the sport of catfishing.
All rod holders are made here in the great state of Kentucky in the good Ole U.S.A. The materials used is ½ in. solid steel bent to perform the angles, and coated with a baked on UV resistant rubber, giving you years of protection for your investment.
Thanks for considering at our product line, we truly appreciate your business. We are a family owned and operated business located in Kentucky with solid southern old school values.
If you have any questions you can contact Steve by phone at:
Monster Rod Holders
3650 New Shepherdsville Rd.