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YakAttack "Zooka Tube"

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Make & Model

Brand:
YakAttack
Model:
Zooka Tube
MSRP ($):
28.00

The YakAttack "Zooka Tube" rod holder gives you the ability to carry either a casting rod and reel or a spinning rod and reel, all in one unique rod holder. Simply loosen the turn dial on the side of the YakAttack Zooka and rotate the tube to fit the style of rod and reel you chose to bring with you that day. The 6" post arm raises the YakAttack Zooka Tube high up off the deck of your kayak allowing clearance for longer rod butts. Both ends of the YakAttack Zooka Tube Deck Mount offer the ability to lock your rod/reel into place so you have the piece of mind that you will not loose your rod/reel while paddling or even while trolling.

Features:

  • Designed for spinning reels and casting reels
  • Various positions to allow the perfect rod placement
  • Locks both spinning and casting rods/reels into place for security

Specs:

  • Made in the USA
  • Construction: UV and Marine Resistant Polymer

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2.0

OK but not great

I purchased 2 of these to use for trolling large lures for musky. I found it very difficult to be able to pull the rods out of the rod holders when there was resistance on the rods from the lures pulling or a fish. It was so bad that I ended up selling them and purchased some Stealth Rod Holders.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Nice Price
Cons:
Hard to get rods out of holders
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(Updated: May 29, 2014)
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4.0

Zooka Tube

Spinning or casting who cares it holds both very well. The Zooka tube is the coolest rod holder to come to there are multiple variations that make it even more versatile. I am currently using a ram ball zooka tube and two 8in arm with ram bases for rear rod holders or stake out pole holders. The Zooka tube is set up to secure which ever rod is being put into it not just hold it. I like it for how it secures the fishing rods I love it for how I can use it to stake out or put a panfish camera mount into get some unique and different angles for hero shots. These rod holders are made out of high quality materials that will last for a long time and can be used for a long time and on multiple kayaks for multiple applications. A definite go to rod holder regardless of if you fish ponds or oceans.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Well Built, Made in USA, Veristle
Cons:
Does not hold fly rod
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4.0

Zooka Tube - My new #1 go to Rod Holder

I purchased 2 Zooka Tubes and added the YakAttack HD Track Mount for the non rotating solution on the left side of my kayak.

The versatility of the Zooka Tube for a Baitcaster, Spinning Reel and using it like a Rocket launcher makes this new rod holder my #1 go to accessory on the kayak. It is more compact than my others and installs in seconds, plus it fits in my front hatch of the Hobie Pro Angler, again another bonus.

It does take some getting used to after a strong hook up to pull a baitcaster out of the hole that holds the finger grip on your rod. Though the more I use it the easier it is getting.

I may just sell my other rod holders and get a few more of YakAttack's Zooka Tubes.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Light, compact, versatility,
Cons:
Getting use to pulling rod out when hooked up.
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4.0

Zooka Tube

Luther Cifers from YakAttack upped the ante when he introduced the Zooka Tube this summer. A rod holder that can manage baitcasters, spinning reels, long pole or just about any other combination, the Zooka is proving to be one of the most versatile, rugged options for securing your fishing poles.

Past the obvious use, many folks, myself included are using the Zooka as a holder for a Park-N-Pole. An anchor trolley gives a lot of flex and using the scupper holes in your kayak can do damage over time when trying to stay put in wind and waves. The Zooka allows a very rigid mounting point to your kayak with easy in and out access for quick moves on and off anchor.


The Zooka also allows lots of flexible positions because of the RAM ball. The spherical head provides myriad angles to make sure you can choose what you need for best ease of use specific for your application.


Inside the Zooka are interlocking teeth, tightened by a wing style nut and fitted with an interior spring. This is my only gripe about the rod holder. The interlocking teeth offer too few angles and deep teeth that require a lot of unscrewing, separation and re-tightening to set the angle of the tube. While on the water, this is tough and a bit scary.

Utilizing an existing product I have had success modifying the Zooka slightly to make those slight adjustments quicker and less difficult. I have added a Scotty Slip Disc to the interior gear set. By placing this Slip Disc inside, I only need a quarter turn to loosen the tube find the exact angle I need and then re-tighten. This slight modification is low cost ($4) and gives further refinement to an already well designed rod holder.

The Zooka Tube is definitely worth a look. I have already replaced my RAM 2007 rod holder with the Zooka and have plans for an additional one in the near future. For about $30 you can add one to your arsenal and stop limiting the rods you can take with you. This newest offering from YakAttack will fit almost all of them.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Fits multiple rod types and lengths
Cons:
teeth gears
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