This innovative product is a heavy-duty universal fishing-rod rack for SUVs, station wagons and vans. It was invented by company founder and designer Wayne Smith, who had an SUV doing double duty as a family car and work truck, so he couldn’t install a permanent rod rack. Using carbineers, powerful suction cups or simple clips, and a patented rod-holding system of locking shock cords with eyelets, it securely holds seven rigged rod-and-reel combos, up against the interior of your car roof.
The kit includes everything you need to install it, and the rack sets up in minutes. Outdoor Canada ’s Scott Gardner has been using the Smith Creek Rod Rack for several months in his crossover-sized Mitsubishi Outlander, and he has nothing but praise for the Rod Rack’s simple, clever design, sturdy components and overall effectiveness.