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Fly Rod Carrier Comparison: Riversmith vs Yakima

Riversmith River Quiver

It's hard to go wrong when you choose equipment from Riversmith. They're the number one choice of fishing guides, outfitters, and retailers and their River Quiver fly rod carrier was awarded the 2018 IFTD Best in Show for accessories over $100. It's easy to see why: with three different sizes of carriers, you're sure to find that perfect one. The River Quiver comes in the 2-Banger, the 4-Banger, and the 4-Banger Extended so you can securely carry multiple rods as well as extra long rods. The River Quiver is also the only rooftop fly rod carrier to undergo harsh stability testing so you know your equipment can be transported safely.

Riversmith Rod Carrier

Yakima DoubleHaul & TopWater

When you opt for a fly rod carrier from Yakima, you know you're getting smart engineering and advanced equipment, all made by a crew committed to their craft. They offer two different carrier options, both made to transport your rods safely. With the DoubleHaul fly rod carrier, you get a secure design that protects and fits most reel sizes with space to carry up to four fly rods or two spey rods. The TopWater carrier is an enclosed rod box, catering to conventional fisherman, that can hold eight rods, up to 8 feet long. Both options can be secured to nearly any roof rack so you can get to the river quicker with more peace of mind.

Yakima Fly Rod Carriers

Choosing the Right Fly Rod Carrier

To help you become more familiar with the Riversmith and Yakima brands of fly rod carriers, we've put together a list of features below:

Riversmith Product Features

  • Military Spec 810G Vibration Standard Tested
  • Quiet Aero Design
  • Temperature Resistant
  • Only Fly Rod Carrier to Feature T-Slots Top & Bottom

Yakima Product Features

  • DoubleHaul: Holds Up to Four Fully Strung-Up Rods
  • DoubleHaul: Uses Tool-Free Universal Crossbar Attachment for Easy Roof Rack Mounting
  • TopWater: Protective Foam Pads & Retention Straps
  • TopWater: Includes Yakima® SKS (Single Key System) Lock