The best bass creeks are often snaggy, where branches can grab and break rod tips. You must keep rods stowed horizontally, with tips protected from sticking out. My Old Town Predator 13 has tip-protector flaps on the bow and rod-butt shelves with bungees next to the chair for stowing two rods flat. Here’s how I added two more horizontal holders and tip protectors.
All captions: Dave Mull