I want to make a fishing rod holder to hold my fishing rod while I'm sitting at a cottage dock. I'll be fishing for bass with a worm, a large red/white bobber, and a large hook (Ontario).
I've noticed most fishing rod holders are designed so that the rod is angled. Do I need an angle for this kind of fishing? What's the purpose of the angle?
Or is there not much benefit, and I could simply stick the rod in the end of the 2-inch square aluminum post, making the rod vertical?
Example of a store-bought holder: