Quick Tip: Use Your Windshield Wiper As a Rod Rack

June 7, 2012 By: timromano

It looks sketchy I know, but trust me it works.

Ever had ten minutes before you had to pack up your fishing gear and head home, but just wanted hit that one last spot down the road or across the lake and didn’t want to break down your rod?

Well… stick that thing under your windshield wiper, watch for any low-hanging trees (and make sure it’s not raining) and viola, you’ve got yourself a no-cost rod rack.

Notes of interest:

1. Only put two rods under each side. Any more than that and the weight gets to be a bit much.

2. Make sure the reel handle is facing out and below the wiper. This helps secure the reel under the wiper.

3. No sharp turns. Come on, you’re using a windshield wiper as a rod rack here…  I think this should be obvious.

4. Don’t speed. Reread the second sentence in #3.

I swear it works, and remarkably well for something so simple.