This newly invented rod holder is simple, inexpensive and useful. It is a welcome addition for anyone who fishes. It allows hands-free tasking and prevents the rod/reel from getting wet, dirty or damaged. This rod holder can be used to easily secure a fly, spinning or bait-casting rod. Once used, any fisherman will consider this accessory to be indispensable.

Field and Stream Magazine – June 2007
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About the inventor and owner: Dave Walko

Being retired has given me time to pursue one of my lifelong ambitions of trout fishing. Along with fishing nearly everyday, I found myself dreaming about fishing at night. In mid-May, 2005, I went to bed and one of the last things that I thought about was the fact that I had dropped my entire fishing rod into the stream that day. As I slept, I had a dream about a device that would solve this very problem. I remember sitting-up in bed and saying out loud, “Son-of-a-gun, that rod holder is something every fisherman could use.”
Over the past year, I saw my idea evolve into a truly useful product, so I applied for a patent and created the Fish Hands Free Company. Both fly-fishermen and those using spinning rods have tested the “Fish Hands Free” rod-holder. The response is always positive and usually results in customers buying more rod-holders for their friends and family. Our customers find it hard to believe that something so simple can make such a big difference in their fishing experience. Try one today and find yourself “hooked” on the “Fish Hands Free” rod holder.
Happy Fishing,
Dave Walko, owner




  • Mounts in seconds to fishing vest or wader straps
  • Rubberized coasting protects rod
  • Keeps rod and reel dry
  • Allows hands free tasking
  • Holds rod securely
  • Ultra lightweight, made of durable polycarbonate Lexan

Fish Hands Free has been written about and commented on for years by some of the biggest and best, including Field and Stream magazine, the Orvis Company, and many others...

"...this dual-hook system really is helpful in securing your rod to your vest, leaving both hands free to tie on a fly, unhook a fish, or perform countless other tasks. Inventor David Walko also points out how many physically challenged anglers buy his product. It’s definitely worth a look.

Jay Cassell,
Deputy Editor Field and Stream
New York, NY

From The Orvis Company’s webstore:
Prevent damage to your valuable fishing gear.
Designed by a Pennsylvania inventor, this innovative rod holder attaches easily to your vest, waders, or jacket, giving you a handy place to keep your rod and reel. Your hands stay free so you can tie on a new fly, untangle line, or take a picture of your catch so you can secure bragging rights. USA.

and they just keep on coming:
“Brilliant”; “Truly superb”; “Practical”; “Innovative—no fish story”; “Genius”; “Saves a ton of time and energy on the water”; “Great for both the novice and the experienced fishermen”; “Your design works”; “ It works; not to many things do anymore, but this does”; “Convenient”; “One fantastic tool”; “Try it, you’ll like it”; “It’s cool”; “Great product—safety factor”; “Use it all the time, very handy”; “Love it, you can bend over and not lose your rod”; “Great for kayak fishing”; “Works great”; “Two thumbs up for a guy that’s all thumbs”; “Very satisfied and happy”; “Cost is very affordable”; “Most innovative fishing gadget to come along in years”; “Fishing has now become much easier and fun”; “Ease of using—it is priceless”; “Works perfectly because it is so simple”..