Aside from standing there holding the pole I don't know of a cheaper solution to the problem than the one shown at on the left side of the photo below. It's a short section of PVC pipe (probably 2" dia) with the top end shaped so that the aft edge is lower that the forward edge, which keeps the reel in the position shown. Some fine sand paper was used to soften the edges and remove the lettering on the pipe.I like to troll for rock fish on the Chesapeake with 24' Sloop. What I would like to do is put some pole holders over the Aft off the boat so my fishing gear isn't in the way of my rigging. Hope to here some good Ideas thanks.