Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • Winter Girls from Louisiana

    After a couple of weeks of some freezing temps and lots of rain, the short spell of sunshine and warmer weather was a relief. I decided to take advantage of the situation and get on the water. The day was forecast to have a very light wind out of the southwest. I chose my spot for the day accordingly. Read More
  • Review Your Kayak Fishing Gear Contest

    Love it, hate it – let us know what you think about those kayak fishing products! YakAngler is assembling the ultimate kayak fishing review site, and we need your help. Starting in February, we will be giving away a $25 Austin Kayak gift certificate every month for the next four months. All you have to do to enter is review your gear. Every new review you post each month is another entry for a chance to win. Read More
  • Kayak Shad Fishing

    It seems to start around mid-January: the urge to take the kayak up to my local river and catch some migrating shad. They are fun to catch, providing awesome rod-bending action and the occasional aerial display. Also, I can keep some shad for the freezer, eventually using them as cut-bait for catching catfish and red drum. Read More
  • Fishful Thinking

    With the weather acting schizophrenically, I've used the cold days to do a lot of reorganizing, rigging and prep for the upcoming tournament season. I'll only fish a handful of events but I want to at least make it worth the time and effort. Trying to figure out, by reading maps, old notes and revisiting way points has me trying to "guess" where the fish will be. Read More
  • Freddy York - The Pedaling Pirate

    Let’s say you lived in the NY/NJ area and loved to kayak fish saltwater, but didn’t have anywhere to go fishing or anywhere to store your kayak. So you sell your kayak and after a while you begin to really miss it. What would you do? You would bicycle from your home to the Bahamas, right? “Yeah, that’s what I would….SAY WHAT?” Read More
  • Florida Anglers Strike Back for the Extreme Crown

    Not your average kayak folk competed last weekend in the nation’s exclusive Sailfish Smack Down 2015. This second-annual event brought sixty one anglers to Pompano Beach, FL from all over the US and Canada, and once again the tournament proved to be one of the best events for saltwater kayak anglers.  Read More
  • Fishing with Braid: My Line of Choice from a Kayak

    After seeing SpiderWire® advertised in 1994, I picked up a spool of Cabela’s “Ripcord” braid - a “super” line advertised as ‘stronger than steel’ - because SpiderWire® was just too ridiculously expensive. For monster Kenai River kings, this seemed like just the ticket. Read More
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Scotty Slip Discs

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Make & Model

Brand:
Scotty
Model:
No. 415
MSRP ($):
4.00

The Scotty "Slip Discs" allow you to make micro adjustments to your rod holder or any of our Scotty Rod Holder Height Extenders. These discs when placed between the rod holder post and Scotty Rod Holder, allow you to obtain infinite adjustment angles. Now you can adjust your rod holder to that perfect fish fighting position!

Features:

  • Doubles your rod holder positions
  • Two slip discs are necessary per rod holder

Specs:

  • Sold as a pair
  • Not compatible with the Scotty Fly Rod Holder

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Slip Discs Make It Better!

The Scotty No. 415 Slip Discs will tune as finely as you can dial it in.

A typical Scotty gear has teeth on both sides. The Slip Discs have teeth only on one side. What this allows you to do is make micrometer like adjustments up and down to find the perfect angle on that rod holder. These can be used with all the other Scotty mounts that have gears in them as well. The only thing you are really giving up is that iron clad security of teeth on both sides. With enough force the Slip Discs will do exactly that, slip. That's what they are made for. With a hand tightened nut on a rod holder or extension, in almost all applications, the 415 will be good to go.

I started kayak fishing with Scotty rod holders almost a decade ago. I fished them more because of the price point difference than because of functionality. There were other rod holders that had better adjustability but they were twice the cost. I knew the Scotty rod holders and extenders were clunky. The angles never seemed what I really wanted and so I eventually stopped using them. With the release of the Offset Gears and the Slip Discs, Scotty is going to get another shot on my kayak. The price point on Scotty products is already hard to beat and with these newest additions, affordability and functionality are both part of the new equation. If you are looking for a way to fine tune your Scotty products and your fishing, this is it,

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
price, versatile, adds functionality
Cons:
not available in black
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