From Yakima:

For 40 years, Yakima has built its reputation as the global leader in vehicle racks by providing innovative and reliable cargo solutions for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. For Fall 2019, the brand is excited to announce its long-anticipated entry into the recreational fishing market, with three all-new rooftop fishing rod holders. Also debuting in Fall 2019 is LockNLoad, a platform roof rack and accessories collection that will appeal to overlanders and weekend warriors, alike.

The DoubleHaul Rack can fit rods up to 11 ft in length and will fit Spey rods and heavy rods with fighting butts. Photo:

The Fish Collection

The new line of rod holders consists of three products. The DoubleHaul is a premium, precision-designed rod carrier made specifically for fly and spey rods. The TopWater is a purpose-built storage box for conventional rods and reels with room for tackle and other gear. The ReelDeal is a simple and economical solution for transporting up to eight fully rigged rods on any style of roof rack.

“With 49 million anglers in the United States, many of whom are already Yakima consumers, it only made sense to bring our expertise in cargo management to the world of fishing,” said Garrett Barnum, Category Director – Top of Car, Truck, Camp. “However, this was never going to be an ‘us too’ play. Instead, we’ve gone all-in right out of the gate, with three smartly designed and well-built products for a wide range of anglers.”

Overland Adventure

Born and rigorously tested in the Australian Outback, the new LockNLoad Heavy Duty Platform Roof Rack combines smart looks and even smarter engineering for hauling overlanding equipment as far off road as your vehicle will take you. LockNLoad accessories include side rails, a bracket for mounting lights, a high-lift jack holder, a spare tire holder and more. The LockNLoad system offers tremendous utility beyond the overland market, though. With its side-to-side slats, it’s perfectly suited for hauling bikes, boats, boards, and skis, too.

“The LockNLoad platform racks represent a natural extension of Yakima’s existing rooftop offerings,” said Barnum. “With adventurers going farther and farther off the grid, we’re able to provide them the versatility they demand with this low-profile roof rack and line of rugged accessories. At the same time, LockNLoad will also appeal to those simply looking to haul their favorite gear to the trail, mountain, or coast.”

The new fishing rod carriers and LockNLoad platform rack and accessories will be available at retail and on in August.

To read more about Yakima’s Fishing Collection, check it out here!

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