Meet the Founder of Monster Rod Holders
I’m Steve Douglas, otherwise known as “The Catfish Dude” on Youtube, Founder and Owner of Monster Rod Holders, and here is how it all started. Long story short, while fishing a catfish tournament on the Ohio River in 2007 I lost the catfish of a lifetime due to a broken rod holder.
Before I was able to stand up to grab the rod as I seen the initial takedown, the Rod Holder snapped. It happened too quickly, 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, this Monster was over 100 lbs, but in reality who knows. After that 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 for myself. I used them in 2008 on the national trail where other anglers seen them and wanted me to also make them some Rod Holders and it has snow balled from there.
Monster Rod Holders 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, Monsters on the Ohio, Catmasters and many more, as well as support and sponsor many local and regional catfishing tournament organizations throughout the country, promoting the sport of catfishing.
All Monster Rod Holder products are made here in the good Ole U.S.A. The materials used is ½ in. solid steel bent and welded to perform the angles, and coated with a baked on UV resistant rubber, giving you years of protection for your investment.
We are a family owned and operated business located in Kentucky with solid southern old school values. Thanks for considering our product line, we truly appreciate your business.