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  • Like a Light Switch

    Many of us have heard the phrase, “It turned on like a light switch!” when anglers refer to a good bite - the type of bite which goes from non-existent to an all-out frenzy within a matter of seconds. The thing is, these bites are usually short-lived. We can only try to take full advantage of them for as long as we can. Read More
  • Going Weightless With Soft Plastics

    My love of fishing weightless soft plastics came from pure necessity. As a kid on foot, the only lake I could get to and fish daily was ringed with an impenetrable mass of pads, weeds, and stickups. I circled that lake so many times I wore my own groove in the ground on its bank. Locals swore up and down I was wasting my time, and that the weed choked pond was devoid of fish. Read More
  • 2nd Chance Kayak Tournament

    Are you tired of the same old thing when it comes to kayak fishing tournaments? If so, the upcoming Central Kentucky Canoe/Kayak Bass Tournament on October 3 is for you. This event is for any human-powered watercraft and will be a road runner event. Read More
  • Central Coast Slam Down

    The Fourth Annual Central Coast Slam Down, formally known as the Cambria Slam Down, will take place on September 19, 2015 along the San Luis Obispo County coastline. Anglers from all areas of California will be meeting to compete for the many prizes being offered at this year’s event. We can guarantee good times with great people, lots of laughs, an abundance of fish stories, along with a bit of friendly competition for all those who participate Read More
  • Ultralights - One Man's Setup

    Although the definition of "ultralight angling" is probably suited for a lengthy debate during the dead of winter, the most common attribute is probably "lighter than normal line for bigger than normal fish." Read More
  • YakAngler's Inside and Out - Episode 2

    Earlier in the year, The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons attended the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle in the Everglades. We thought it would be cool for everyone to see what goes into making a prime time fishing show. Follow Jameson behind the scenes in YakAngler’s Inside and Out Episode 2 – Behind The Kayak Fishing Show. Read More
  • Tennessee State Championship

    The six major kayak tournament series in the state of Tennessee have come together to pick one true champion for the state through an invitation-only kayak tournament on Sept 26 -27. 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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