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Yakima ReelDeal Rooftop Fishing Rod Carrier - Locking - 8 Fishing Poles

Yakima ReelDeal Rooftop Fishing Rod Carrier - Locking - 8 Fishing Poles

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Free up space to bring more friends on your next fishing trip by stowing up to 8 fishing rods on your roof. Rubber cushioned grips clamp your poles in place, keeping them organized and out of the way on your trip to your favorite fishing spot. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima fishing rod holders part number Y04089 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima ReelDeal Rooftop Fishing Rod Carrier - Locking - 8 Fishing Poles. Fishing Rod Holders reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Fishing Rod Holders - Y04089

  • Vehicle Rod Carriers
  • 8 Rods
  • Yakima
  • Aluminum
  • Universal Crossbar Mount
  • Black

Free up space to bring more friends on your next fishing trip by stowing up to 8 fishing rods on your roof. Rubber cushioned grips clamp your poles in place, keeping them organized and out of the way on your trip to your favorite fishing spot.


  • Compact, locking carrier transports 8 full-length rods on your roof rack crossbars
    • Doubles as a ski and snowboard carrier during winter months
  • Spring-loaded arms pop open and stay raised for convenient loading and unloading
  • Soft rubber padding ensures excellent grip without damaging your rods
  • Simple, tool-free installation - clamp-on brackets fit most roof rack crossbars
    • Available lift brackets (sold separately) increase clearance for larger reels
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock cores secure your rods in the carrier
    • SKS cores can be swapped out (sold separately) to make all your Yakima products keyed alike
  • Durable aluminum construction with black powder coat is lightweight and corrosion resistant


  • Capacity: 8 fishing poles, 4 pairs of skis, or 2 snowboards
    • Rods over 7' long must be broken down
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Crossbar spread:
    • Fishing rods: 24" - 36"
    • Skis and boards under 67": 12" - 24"
    • Skis and boards over 67": 12" - 36"
  • Dimensions: 6" long x 22" wide x 6-1/2" tall
    • Padding width: 15-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 6.5 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Maximize Your Storage Space

Get your fishing rods out of the back of your vehicle and free up space for friends and other gear. The Yakima ReelDeal is capable of holding 8 fishing poles up to 7' long. If your poles are over 7' long, you can still carry them, but you'll have to break them down first.

Yakima ReelDeal

During the winter months, the ReelDeal doubles as a ski and snowboard carrier, so you can leave it installed year-round. When used in this capacity the carrier can hold 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards.

Soft Rubber Padding for Safe Transport
Yakima ReelDeal

The arms on the ReelDeal have sturdy yet flexible rubber grips. The rubber lines the top and bottom of the arms and protects your gear from being scratched or scuffed by the carrier.

Quick and Easy Access
Yakima ReelDeal

A large push button on the side of each unit makes it easy to open the carrier. The spring-loaded arms pop open once the button is engaged and remain elevated while you're loading your rods. When you're ready to head out, just push the arm down until it snaps into place.

Built-In Security
Yakima lock core

With Yakima's built-in security, you won't have to worry about your rods being tampered with if you make a pit stop on the way to the lake. The ReelDeal comes equipped with Yakima SKS lock cores that secure your rods in the carrier. Additionally, the mounting clamps have security screws that require a security wrench to remove. This means you can rest assured that a would-be thief won't walk off with your rods or the carrier. If you have other Yakima products and want everything keyed-alike, you can swap out the lock cores (sold separately) to match.

Adjustable Clamp-On Installation
Reel Deal Crossbar Slot Options

Before mounting the carrier to your roof rack, adjust the clamps and choose the appropriate slot for your crossbars. These slots can be found on the hinge side of the clamp. For most aero bars and round bars, you'll want to use the #2 slot. For most heavy duty (HD) bars you'll want to use the #3 slot. For factory bars try each slot and adjust until you find perfect fit for your crossbars.

Yakima ReelDeal Clamp Mount

After adjusting your clamps, mount the carriers to your roof rack, close the clamps around your crossbar, then turn the over-sized knobs on the T-bolts to tighten the clamps. Once you've tightened the T-bolts, use the provided Allen wrench to tighten the security screw. Check that your install is secure by pushing and pulling on the carriers and tighten if needed.

8004089 Yakima Reel Deal Rooftop Fishing Pole Mount - Locking - 8 Fishing Poles

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Yakima ReelDeal Rooftop Fishing Rod Carrier - Locking - 8 Fishing Poles - Y04089

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

Free up space to bring more friends on your next fishing trip by stowing up to 8 fishing rods on your roof. Rubber cushioned grips clamp your poles in place, keeping them organized and out of the way on your trip to your favorite fishing spot.


Excellent product. It frees up so much room in your car or SUV. No need to put the rear seats down. Less chance for entanglement and damage to rods and reels. Note the Malone Micro-Sport trailer in the picture. Another great etrailer purchase. Still awesome after 2 years



The ReelDeal has been an great addition to my fishing arsenal. If and when I get a new vehicle I will be using this product even if it’s a truck. Note you might get a slight wind whistle at highway speeds. For me this happens when I have no rods in it. It’s very faint and isn’t bothersome IMO


ReelDeal roof rod carrier. Wow another super product from etrailer installed works great.


The shipping from etrailer was super fast! The roof rack fishing rod
Holder worked great on my trip from Pennsylvania to key west and back!


Great service and fast shipping from etrailer. My only issue with the product is that it only fits 4 of my large offshore Shimano Terez poles with Shimano SW25000 reels aternating them facing forward and backward. Product was easy to install and holds the 4 rods/reels tightly. Fortunately, the carrier is small enough that I can fit two of them side by side on my roof rack so I will order a second one to accomodate all 8 pf my rods/reels.


It's a ski rack that works with flyrods. Works great!


Well built, but it should have rubber plugs to stop noise.


Excellent customer service! Fit easily on the roof rack. We will be trying the rack out next week.


They seem to hold the rods in place. I test drove around at 70 miles per hour and they did not move. I used 2 surf rods that were broke down in two pieces and two 6 foot rods. The mounts that attach to your cross braces have plastic hinges. Only time will tell how well they hold up. Over all I think they will work well.


All ready for the trip to Ocean City MD!! Rods are secure and ready to travel. Very quick install on the Yakima HD rails. Undo the t-bolt fully, move the pivot point to the furthest position, re insert the t-bolt and tighten slowly. Great combo with the Yakima Overhaul system; I now have room for all of our vacation essentials. Thank you Bridget and the team at etrailer; I needed it fast and you got it to me!


Very easy to install, and I was able to mount it to the upper deck of my homemade kayak trailer. Very secure, and it looks good!


Etrailer was a pleasure to do business with! Super fast shipping!
The rod rack is just what we were looking for


Order and shipping: first rate. The ordering was simple and secure, and the item shipped quickly.
Product Quality: Excellent. The rack was very simple to install on my roof cross bars. I tested it with my fishing rods and found it easy to secure and store rods. I like the locking mechanisms provided. I will recommend Etrailer and Yakima to anyone looking for quality service and products.

Joe F.


still working great. I use them all the time.


I think the way they attach to the bar could’ve been a little more streamlined like the old style with the round bar which I’ve had for years he still got the square a little holes on the side to make a mold for the square bar.


I dont know what to think yet because I literally received the package yesterday. Im sure it’s fine because it’s Yakima but I won’t know how I like it for at least a week or two. This should be considered when spamming my email for reviews.

Katrina B.


If you would like to update your review with your opinion of the rack, we would love to hear your feedback.


This is my second set of ReelDeal rod carriers. They are fantastic and easy to use. etrailer did a great job getting them to me quickly and with the best prices.


Quality product and thrilled you had it in stock. Great price and even delivered it earlier than anticipated. Thank you.


Like the package w/advance delivered.


Awesome product for the suv with the dogs in the car


This reel deal fishing rack is indeed the real deal. Its got heavy duty construction, spring loaded arms that stay up, nice side buttons with built in locks, the clamps are completely adjustable, the rubber is heavy duty but flexible.. I mean, when I assembled the pieces i was very impressed. Well done Yakima and thanks etrailer for getting it to Hawaii so quickly!! Plenty of things take 30+ days getting here… y’all did it in less than a week. Thanks for the great product and the great service!


Every time I order from etrailer I am worried about the product fitting my vehicle. No worries. It always does. Just put in the vehicle you have in the search box and all will be good. The fishing rod / ski/ snowboard carrier is great. Designed well and easy to assemble. There is enough adaptability in the product that it would probably fit any vehicle's crossbars. Once built, it is easily removed and placed onto the vehicle. The videos that etrailer has on it's site are super helpful.


Received product in 3 days as promised. Shipping was free. Product was new in OEM packaging. Very satisfied with etrailer


The rack is excellent and will do exactly what I wanted, secure carrying of my surf rods to and from excursions.
What was not great was the condition of the shipment when it arrived… the box was really worn / open on the ends and taped up when it arrived (on time btw). I thought, rough trip, hopefully all ok, though this box looks used….
So, as I go to install on my rack what do I find? Instructions have clearly been handled, re-stapled and folded over to pages 2&3…. Hmmm. Then I look at the parts clearly handled, smudges and such. Then I discover that one of the bolts that secures the feet to the rack is missing, only 3 of 4 are in the package. The bolts were in a small ziplock pouch so no way they fell out in transit through one of the tears in the packaging…..
Conclusion, I was sent returned goods. I was not impressed but luckily my local hardware store had a comparable bolt. Installation has gone fine and I am in business.
Solid product from Yakima, questionable business from the supplier e-trailer….


Easy to install. Perfect fit and functi on.



Although Ive only used it a couple of times. It worked out perfectly. it holds the rods in place without any movement or damage. It was a great choice!


Works well on my Yakima Rack & Roll trailer. Easy to load rods. The rods are locked into place but reels are still somewhat vulnerable to theft if someone is really inclined to go after them. Therefore, when I'm using this, I don't leave my car and trailer anywhere I can't keep an eye on it.


This fishing rod rack is exactly what I was looking for! Could not have been easier to install.

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