I took a 1 3/4" piece pvc about 7" long, cut a 1" wide strip out the long way. Then about 3/4 of the way down made a knotch wide enought that the reel foot fits and goes around to be underneath the top long cut. Drilled a couple of holes and zip tied it to the bracket of my pontoon boat. To put the rod in lay the rod in with the reel facing up. Rotate it into the knotch so the reel is "locked" in. Smooth out the edges with a file and you are done. I copied it from one I saw at a Fly show.