I have the retractable straps on my Triton and then I also added the Rod Tamer elastic type strap to go over the reels at the bow.
The rods just don't move around with two straps across them.
If you are in really big rough water and you spear a wave, I don't think any strap would work well in those conditions. Your best bet would be to put them in the locker in those conditions and I try not to put myself in that kind of situation on purpose.
Just making a quick run from place to place to fish in "normal"conditions, about any decent strap ought to keep your rods on deck.
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The straps hold them pretty tight to the deck and the ones on the TM side dont flinch since the TM blocks most of the wind
We get to the end of the islands and hit a wave that sent my champ 203 air borne and the next wave we speared , next thing you know about 2ft of water came over the whole boat.
When we got our wits about us I realized 2 st croix tournament rods and 2 sustain reels were missing.
I had the little rubber cord rod straps on the bow holding the rods down by the handles with the reels toward the console.
I did hit the MOB on my graph but we were in 30 ft of water .
Learned a good lesson , bought rod buckles.
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He made an insurance claim. The company researched the weather conditions at the time, and agreed that there was a storm.
He collected for the lost rods.
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/BoatBuck ... BKROD.html
They hold great.
As a teenager with his first ever Curado, that image is still burned in my mind.
"fish with mindfulness : beware the darkside"