Time For the Stowaway Fishing Rod Holder!

June 16th, 2016 | Posted by Pacrec in Accessories | Fishing & Hunting - (Comments Off on Time For the Stowaway Fishing Rod Holder!)
Surf Fishing with Custom Rack

Fishing Season is Here! Time For the Stowaway Fishing Rod Holder

Fishing season has finally arrived and you’ve got your plans laid out. You’ve got your fishing license, all your gear is packed and ready to go, and you’re heading to the perfect fishing spot. You’ve made camping/cottage/hotel reservations and your rig is loaded up with food, clothes, coolers, tackle boxes and all your other needful things. (more…)

A Big Catch: Try Surf Fishing for a Fun New Summer Hobby

June 20th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Fishing & Hunting - (Comments Off on A Big Catch: Try Surf Fishing for a Fun New Summer Hobby)

Surf Fishing Rod Rack

Are your favorite hobbies getting old?  Now that it’s summer it’s time to try something new. Something you’ve always wanted to do but never quite got the chance to.  One new hobby that you can give a try is surf fishing, which gives you the ability to get out to your favorite beach and have fun fishing from the comfort of the sandy shore.  Here’s a list of gear you will need to get you started in the right direction in the sport of surf fishing.


Using a proper surf rod is crucial in order to have any type of success surf fishing.  You will need a rod that is at least twelve to fifteen feet long. The rod will need large guides in order to get the line out the distance necessary to catch any fish.  It’s also recommended that you use a rod that’s either graphite composite or 100% graphite.  Graphite rods are higher quality than fiberglass models and are a much better investment.


A big saltwater spinning reel is necessary in order to have the amount of line  that you’ll need for surf fishing.  Any test fishing line between 20-25 lbs.will work best for most situations.

Surf Rod Rack

Because of the length and weight of a surf fishing rod, they’re not easy to get from point A to point B.  This is why getting a rod holder like a StowAway surf fishing rod rack is a great option for surf fisherman when driving to the beach.  It holds six rods upright so you don’t have to worry about them fitting in your car or SUV, and also includes a storage rack that can fit a cooler, tackle box, chairs or anything else you may need while out on the beach catching fish.

Sand Spikes

While surf fishing it’s imperative that you have a good, stable spot to put your rod while it’s in use.  A sand spike is a three or four foot long PVC pipe with a sharpened edge that sticks into the sand, providing your rod stability when a big fish hits.  Just stick your rod in and you’re good to go.

Terminal Tackle

While the types of leaders and hooks that are best varies from region to region, a good old pyramid weight is always a necessity.  Because of the current of the ocean, a heavy weight like a pyramid is needed in order to keep the line from going too far out.  For which types of leaders and hooks to use in your area it’s best to talk to local store owners and fisherman.

Bait and Lures

The best types of bait and lures, again, will be based on the specific area and types of fish you will be trying to catch.  Feeding habits can change depending on the season and time of day, so its best to ask people in your area who know what type of bait works best for specific situations.  That being said, there are still staples that every fisherman should know about and have.  For live bait, a chunk of mullet is always great for larger fish, while shrimp or squid work well for smaller fish.  For lures a couple staples that every fisherman should have in their arsenal are spoons, top water plugs, and a five inch swimmer plug.

So get out, enjoy the summer and start a new hobby that you can enjoy for a lifetime.  Also remember to check out StowAway2.com for all of your cargo carrying needs.

Happy Travels!


The Muck Stops Here

March 27th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Bicycling | Camping | Fishing & Hunting - (Comments Off on The Muck Stops Here)
Photo of muddy trail

You better slop around!

Spring is sprung,

the grass is riz

I wonder where the birdies is!



It’s been a long time coming. It always seems like an eternity. But Old Man Winter is slowly starting to take a hike. Which means you’re ready to start taking yours.

With the weather slowly improving and the days getting longer, hikers, bikers and golfers who have put their favorite activities on hold are now chomping at the bit to get back to the Great Outdoors and do their thing. But just because climatic conditions are a little gentler, doesn’t mean the landscape is.

Anyone who has done any early Spring hiking knows that, depending on the location, hiking trails can take quite a while to dry out, making some areas more suited to mud wrestling than to trekking. If you’re a golfer, you know that there are water hazards on the course in April that won’t be around in August. And what mountain biker hasn’t finished an early season ride without a new racing stripe down his or her back. But is that going to stop you? No way! Whose afraid of a little mud? Not us!

Not until it’s time for the ride home that is. Who wants all those wet and muddy hiking boots, gaiters, socks, jackets, backpacks, trekking poles, golf bags, pull carts and doggie wipe-off towels inside their clean, dry vehicle? No one, that’s who! You could bag everything up in plastic garbage bags, but what a hassle. And, you still have to snuggle up to them on the ride back home.

Golf ball in the mud

Play ‘er where she lies!

That’s where a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier comes to the rescue. Not only is a StowAway, with its 16 cubic feet of storage space and 200 pound carrying capacity a great way to haul your gear, it’s the perfect option for transporting that wet, filthy apparel and equipment home. Everything remains outside the ride. With it’s easy ground level access, you don’t have to lift all that drippy stuff above your head as you would with an inconvenient  rooftop box. Plus, there’s a built in drain plug to make the post-adventure cleanup easy as (mud)pie! (Have fun hosing out a rooftop carrier!) And if bikes are involved, the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier has been designed to be used simultaneously with the StowAway Hitch Bike Rack, a 4-bike and bike gear rack that can also be used separately.

So what are you waiting for? The weather’s warmer. The days are longer. Get on out to that trailhead, singletrack, or golf course and get messy. With a StowAway Cargo Carrier you can leave the outdoors outside where it belongs.