You know a lot of anglers want to protect their fishing rod from damage and also they want to have freedom to move around to cast to different areas. This is especially true if you are fishing at a pier, wall or rocky outcrop. Some use a tripod but they can be cumbersome and restrict your mobility like being stuck in the mud, and if it's windy they are prone to tipping over. Even worse some anglers rest their rod directly onto a concrete or metal railing, like balancing your rod on a knife edge, which over time can lead...
Rodfendr the lightest fishing rod rest in the world,
it acts like a shock absorber for your fishing rod
common. In many areas of manufacturing, the phrase ‘reinventing
the wheel’ springs to mind, very much variations on a well understood
theme. Sometimes, though, an idea comes along that
is truly pioneering. A product that, when you see it for the first
time, makes you question ‘now, why didn’t I think of that? ’. This can certainly be
said of the Rodfendr, a new, inventive, yet simple concept in rod support and
Whilst the majority of us might recognise a design flaw with a certain
product, very few are able to translate that into a real-world answer. In
truth, many people the world over are happy with makeshift solutions – and
that’s fine – but not Alan O’Shea. The Tralee native is the archetypal, modern
innovator and owner of the Alvention company. He clearly sees things others
don’t and, more importantly, is willing to see those realisations through to the
end. His latest creation is a classic example.