These have been developed to assist paddlers with accessorizing their
kayaks. A nice thing about using a bar is that multiple rod holders and/or other
accessories can be set directly in front of
the kayak angler. This allows the angler to keep a watchful eye on the rods, sonar or
other accessories while also
making it easy for the angler to tend to them. Accessorizing your kayak is usually an individual experience, leaving the
customizing totally up to the person. For some kayak fishing enthusiasts, accessory bars aren't for
them. Though for some, it's the only way to
go. There are several options for mounting accessories. Rod
holders, SONAR and GPS can all be mounted on to accessory bars.
The Rhynobar mounting system shown above is one of the options available for mounting accessories. The bar is mounted on to the kayak. The accessories can be added to or removed from the bar. "By mounting the bar, you have also added a handle for carrying the yak, a power point to tie off fish to, gear, chutes, anchors and more. Forward mounted rods are easy to see and react to when you have a strike. A few hard paddle strokes will use the momentum of the kayak to set the hook, grab the rod out of the holder and your on." - Jeff "Rhyno" Krieger, Inventor of the Rhynobar. Visit Rhynobar online.
Another option for attaching accessories is the Scotty Triple. The bar fits into a Scotty all purpose deck mount. On top of the bar is a series of all purpose mounts. Scotty has accessories available to accommodate SONAR and other accessories. The entire bar can be easily detached from the base mount. An advantage to this is bar system is that it can be safely stowed prior to launching or landing your kayak. Visit Scotty online.
Image shows the Scotty Triple with accessory options
Image shows the Rhynobar with various accessories