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  • Smallies on Swimbaits - Day 2

    With the first day of my swimbait-smallmouth trip down, we crashed at a cheap motel and spent the remainder of the night huddled over smart phones pouring over Google Maps. We had a plan in place, but wanted to extend our float option for this final leg. The tricky part of digital scouting is that just because the road runs along the river doesn’t mean that you can get to the water easily or legally. Read More
  • Hurricane Kayaks and Legacy Paddlesports Join Forces

    Hurricane Kayaks and Legacy Paddlesports are pleased to announce an agreement to combine their companies. The owners of Hurricane and Legacy will each have a significant stake in the new entity. Don Grigg, co-owner of Hurricane, will serve as Chief Executive Officer. Read More
  • Destination - Flamingo, FL

    This piece could have been titled “Destination Everglades” but the Everglades are so vast and widespread I hope to add a few more of these articles for other parts in the future. I had wanted to do an Everglades trip for as long as I could remember, and when the Boondoggle announcement was made for Flamingo I knew it was meant for me. Read More
  • YakAngler's Inside and Out - Episode 1

    “YakAngler’s Inside and Out” - What is it? What does it mean? Why are we doing it? These are the questions that came to mind when we started the long journey to develop this series. It all started at the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle™, when Adam Hayes, Mark Watanabe, and I discussed what we could do to promote the sport we all love and show why we love it so much. Read More
  • It's Almost Here!

    Earlier this month, we dropped the press release about “YakAngler’s Inside and Out”, the new web series brought to you by YakAngler.com and host Jameson Redding. Read More
  • Sheepshead Fishing Tips

    The sheepshead is a confounding species to the new angler. These master thieves can strip a hook bare in seconds - and leave you with not only stolen bait, but also robbing you of patience! Here are a few tips for catching the wily sheepshead. Read More
  • Smallies on Swimbaits - Day 1

    As a teacher with summers off, I used to spend at least three or four days a week on the water. That gave me so much time to get pictures, video, try out new techniques, and really key into what the fish were doing in my local bodies of water. Adulthood, home ownership, and holding my son out of daycare to be a full-time parent during the summer has cut into my fishing time, so I may only get on the water once every couple of weeks. 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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