Holster Your Rod
100% Made in the United States ~ Nashua, New Hampshire.
We have two models to choose from: Ambie & Hand Crafted
Your fishing experience is about to change.
What are the differences between Ambie & Hand Crafted models?
- “Ambie” is the newest version that is latest fishing rod holster. New Hampshire factory produced, Ambie is designed to be reversible for left or right hip, and is temporarily only available in Flat Dark Earth.
- Hand Crafted version, many colors are available. Our hand crafted holsters take a considerable amount of time and material costs in comparison, because they are all individually heated, formed, cut, shaped, lasered, milled, sanded, polished, LocTite, and completely assembled in Nashua New Hampshire. All other parts and materials are proudly fabricated right here in the United States of America. Quality ~ NOT CRAP.
*Prices vary due to materials, processing and/or labor. More information in the FAQ’s below and within product description pages. – Patents Pending
Ambie Versions: ~ New!
(Ambidextrous ~ Reversible left or right hip)
Ambie – Dark Earth
U.S.A. Factory Made
Ambie – Tactical Black
U.S.A. Factory Made
Ambie – Ghost Gray
U.S.A. Factory Made
Kit is for all three Ambie colors only.
$75 ~ $15 Savings!
U.S.A. Factory Made
Hand Crafted Versions:
Hand Crafted Solid Colors
$50 ~ U.S.A. Hand Crafted
Hand Crafted Carbon Fiber Texture
$60 ~ U.S.A. Hand Crafted
Hand Crafted Premier Prints
$70 ~ U.S.A. Hand Crafted
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does it work for bait casters & fly rods?
Yes! Bait casters do not lock in place like the spinning rods do, but as long as the grip behind your rod is more than 5 inches long, the convenient angle of the holster will keep your rod in place even if you bend over and touch the ground.
For fly rods, you only need about 3 inches of hand grip behind the reel as the fly rod reel will slide into the notch.
Are there left handed versions too?
Yes! And if you are looking for an ambidextrous version, check out the “Ambie” model!
Do I need to wear a belt to use this holster?
With Ambie, we recommend using a belt because the clips are durable plastic, yet a little flexible. Both Ambie & the hand crafted model work excellent with molle belts and gear too! For the Hand Crafted model, we chose a specific metal belt clip that is firm, thin, and will reliably attached to basket ball shorts, swimming trunks, sweatpants, and jeans without needing a belt too!
Can you use for salt water surf fishing?
Many people do! (Hand Crafted Model Only) It is in fact designed to accommodate both fresh water and a few light weight salt water spinning reels. However, it is important to note that our fishing rod holsters are not designed, nor intended to be used with the line in the water, especially saltwater. Our Fishing Rod Holster is specifically designed to be used as a third helping hand when removing weeds, unhooking fish, applying new bait, and untangling line, holding fish and using pliers – to name just a few of the many times you need to set your rod down during your fishing trip.
Do you have an ambidextrous version?
Yes! Check out “Ambie“!
Does it accept any fishing rod?
These holsters will fit most straight handle grip fishing rods. Please note that some handle grips may not work with these holsters such as; pistol grip handles, poles that have knobs or cork butts at the end of the grip that are greater than 1 and 3/8 inches or 3.493 cm in diameter. Please be sure your item will fit before purchasing.
Does it matter which side the crank handle sits?
Nope. We’ve designed our Fishing Rod Holster so that the locking notch allows the arm of the reel to rest at an angle to accommodate the reel handle for either side.
Will the hardware rust?
It is possible, but may take quite a while since the hardware used is zinc coated stainless steel. To date, there have been no reports of rusting. The Ambie version does not have hardware.
What is it used for?
Whether you are fishing while wading, on a dock, bass boat, bridge, shore, or a paddle board – It’s right there!
- Removing weeds from your hook.
- Applying new bait.
- Changing, fixing or adjusting lures.
- Untangling line.
- Tying knots with both hands.
- Quickly take photo or video of others in the moment wrangling a fish.
- Assists while you hold fish in one hand, and using pliers in the other.
- Assisting children with their rig.
- Marking your favorite fishing territory at a nearby tree.
- Allows you to use both hands to open a drink.
- Prevents dropping your rod in the water.
- Prevents rod from being on the ground and getting stepped on breaking eyelets.
- Prevents sand getting into your reel bearings.
- Prevents your line from getting tangled in brush and branches.
- Prevents hooking your finger if your rod falls over.
- Answer a quick text or email.
Whatever the reason you need to put your rod down, you now have a spot immediately.
We have two models to choose from!
- Ambie, our newest reversible model to left or right. Needs a regular belt, and is the perfect durable starter model.
- Hand Crafted, our finest in strength, durability & longevity. Duty metal clips can be worn without a belt, and basketball & swimming shorts.
Don’t see your color or pattern?
If hand crafted colors & patterns have temporarily sold out, the listing will disappear until stock is replenished. Subscribe to the newsletter to be among the first to know when restock is complete!
Please advise, we have paused producing our signature firearm holsters temporarily.
We have decided to devote our full focus on producing high quality fishing rod holsters, but it will be back.
Thank You so much for your Support!
Meet Matt McMillin
Holstersmith Artist based out of Nashua New Hampshire, he specializes in producing Fishing Rod Holsters.
All products and materials are 100% produced in the USA
How are they?
FISHING – Super handy and really light! Everything they advertise about the features and benefits of it are true! I’ve added my piers, line clippers, fishing license and towel. Shore fished today, and wadded in about a foot or so. It was really nice having the rod holster to secure the rod while I changed baits and keeping the handle dry and clean! Just the right angle to keep the rod up and very handy. I wear it on a separate belt that I used with my waders and add my foldable walking stick and knife when needed. This rod holder looks great too! Very happy with this purchase!
FISHING – I just used your fishing rod holster for the first time today. I love it! Not having to hold the rod while changing lures is awesome not to mention a lot less frustrating. Thanks for making me swear less while changing lures!
FISHING – Received mine on Friday, and was on the lake with it on Saturday.
Being the official “Here, take the fish off” person, this holster worked out really well for me!!
I love that I didn’t have to set down my own rod to help my family!!
FISHING – I bought a fishing rod holster for my husband for Father’s day! BEST GIFT EVER!! its very well made, stores easy and is so durable. My little one accidentally stepped on it while on a fishing adventure and not even a scratch! Would highly recommend, not to mention customer service and communication were amazing! A great small business.
FISHING – Thank you guys!!!! I’ve had my fishing rod holster a few days and love it. I didn’t realize how many times I just set my pole down to do things. Also I fish with 2 poles so this makes me feel like a fishing ninja! Thank you again!!!
FISHING – I purchased two and I use mine way more than I would have thought and love it. I recommend grabbing one for yourself
FISHING – Such a simple idea. I used mine for the first time today, it it was brilliant. Well done.
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