The 470 Rocket Launcher rod holder by Scotty® is made from heavy-duty stainless steel, and fiber reinforced engineering grade nylon. This fully adjustable rod holder is over 9" long and has a 1.70" opening, accommodating all rods. This rod holder fits into any of our Scotty® rod holder mounts.
The 476 Rocket Launcher rod holder has the same great features as the 470, but comes without the stainless steel jacket. Sometimes, simple works best!
Back in 2006 I purchased an 8wt Sage Launch fly rod at and a Grey’s reel with shooting head fly line for beach fishing in front of little river. After catching a couple Coho on my new rod I was hooked. I used that rod for every river, lake and beach I fished around Vancouver Island. In fact, twice I used it on the North fork of the Clearwater river in Idaho for Steelhead and trout. This rod has seen 100’s of hours and 100’s of fish and only broke it once, on a gear busting 20lb Chum in the Puntledge river.
Developing G5 Technology clearly demonstrated that the key to better casting is the ability to feel the rod load. With our Launch Series rods, we applied what we’ve learned to create a smooth, progressive power curve and an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. This means Launch Series rods provide exceptional line connection or feel, allowing anglers to cast better and more easily.
Recently, I sold my Sage Launch fly rod because on the Stamp river where I river fish most often, I need a switch or spey rod to get to the waiting Salmon and Steelhead. Now I’m in the process of deciding which Switch or Spey rod I’m going to invest in, as the Launch will be a tough act to follow for any rod. I’m leaning towards a switch rod so that I can have the best of both worlds, the overhand or the two-handed cast. I had quite a few customers this fall who spey fished the Stamp from my drift boat, and to be perfectly honest, they out fished the gear anglers 3 to 1 in the thin faster moving water and did just as well in the slower moving water as long as it wasn’t too deep. I anticipate that the fly anglers from my drift boat this winter will do quite well as long as water conditions stay at normal levels.