The Quikshot features a Fidlock closure system which is the mechanisim that we use to provide secure and fast access to your rod and reel. We designed this rod holder with the Fidlock at the center as it can handle high loads, up to 400lbs, before failure, while providing one handed operation. Once in position the male and female elements magnetically lock and securely engage in the groove. Opening the Quickshot is just as easy: simply tilt it forward and grab your rod. Tilting it forward is the only direction that Fidlock will release so you never experience any unexpected releases. A molded holster for the grip of the rod and a hoop to securely hold the butt of the rod is paired with and adjustable band so all you have to do is pull tight or loosen it to match your rod and reel combo. The Quikshot does come with an upper magnet to use on our backpacks for an optimum carry in the field.
The Quikshot attaches to the four-ways on both sides of the pack and hold the the fully rigged rod which extends back at a 45 degree angle. This keeps the rod out of the way while fishing out on the water.