Sumo Car-Top Rod Rack

Enjoy convenient transport between locations with our handy fishing rod roof rack.



The best portable rod rack we've ever seen. Four super-secure suction mounts stay attached to the car even under extreme high-speed driving conditions (not necessarily recommended). Adjustable mounting positions with ball-and-socket connections offer infinite mounting options. Attaches to all nonporous surfaces and stays attached with four independent lever-lock suction mounts. Ball and socket connections and vertical pivots provide unequaled flexibility to mount to any passenger vehicle. Additional ball and socket connection in the rod rest allows rods to be level. Rods held in place with double shock cord and rest of thick EVA foam. Made of the highest quality materials with glass-filled nylon base, rod rests, and socket. Polycarbonate-ABS suction mounts and stainless-steel hardware. Nickel rings for strap assembly. PVC suction mount pads. Also available with a super-strong magnetic attachment option.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.0 / 5 based on 24 reviews


19 of 24 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Sumo Fantastic ! - 10/6/2014
    By: from Golden, CO
    Top 250 Contributor

    Purchased the magnetic version.....great product. The entire rack is adjustable to accomidate roof contours and placement options. Magnetic feet have rubber boots so as not to scratch vehicle paint. This rack held four rods solidly in place at 65 mph on the hwy and at 10 mph over rocky Colorado mountain roads. Works great.

  • 5/5

    Sumo Magnetic Rod Holder - 9/14/2014

    Purchased the magnetic Sumo rod holder for this years fishing trip. Carried 4 fly rod/reel combo's on my 2008 Silverado. No issues, 65 mph on HWY 395. Worked perfect. Easy on and off. Really impressed. Orvis sells only the best. Thanks.

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    A Good Solution - 7/14/2014
    By: from La Junta, CO

    My guide on the Conejos this spring had one of these and I could see it would solve the problem of having to tear down and rebuild your rod every time you wanted to move to a new location. I bought the magnetic model and it holds well at speeds up to 50+mph. Line and fly did not seem to be taking any abuse at those speeds

  • 4/5

    Check your Car First - 6/17/2014
    By: from Milwaukee, WI

    Before you buy - check your car to see which version you should buy. We really wanted the magnet version based on other reviews - we live in WI and the cold might effect the suction level I guess. I bought this for my husband and I for fathers day. He was so excited about it and can't wait to use it; however, both our cars do not have magnetic hoods! Shoot. So we'll be exchanging for the suction cup one. I will re-review when we use the suction cup one.

  • 1/5

    Complete fail - 5/10/2014

    I don't think the suction cups work at all in cold weather (anything below 40 degrees). Mounted 2 rods on my truck after making sure cups were secure they still came off after about 30 minutes. Tried it twice and both times the suction cups just came off. I can only speculate that the difference between the hood temp and the ambient air temp caused the cups to come off.

  • 4/5

    Be careful in cold weather - 3/10/2014
    By: from N.C.

    Suction cup model can be risky in colder temperatures. Quality is very good overall and if vehicle has been in the sun and/or ambient temps are above 60F or so, no problems. Be careful however in colder conditions.

  • 5/5

    Everything I Expected! - 1/2/2014
    By: from Boise, ID

    I bought this product for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. The magnet is very powerful, yet still easily removable. We have a roof rack on our truck, and the placing of the rod rack doesn't interfere at all. Perfect for driving creek to creek without all the extra work. Definitely recommend!

  • 4/5

    A lifesaver - 11/4/2013
    By: from Chicago, IL
    Top 50 Contributor

    Really bests disassembling your rods at every pond you stop at after work. The rod holders will keep your gear safe at remarkably high speeds. I think the manual says 40 mph but I've been known to push that by 25%.

  • 1/5

    Very dissapointed - 8/16/2013
    By: from Bennett Springs

    I purchased the sumo suction rod mounts late last year. They worked fairly well until yesterday. The mount I had on the hood of my car came off. Luckily I did not have my rod on yet. I was not able to find it. I was traveling about 20 miles an hour. I called the company and was very disappointed in the gentleman's reaction. He said just buy another one. I was very upset and disappointed. I checked the mounts prior to leaving and they were attached properly.

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