ShortCut River Quiver (5'2")
The ShortCut River Quiver is a great option for anyone looking to conserve space on their vehicle while still getting to the river faster. Simply split your rod in half and the ShortCut RQ safely stores your rods while maximizing real estate on your vehicle.
With its compact and sleek design the ShortCut is a perfect option for small, commuter vehicles. Also useful on Overland Vehicles due to the fact it can be mounted on any roof rack crossbar, inside truck cabs, on UTVS, Pop-Up Campers, Trailers, and more.
Get to the water faster while taking up a minimum amount of space on your vehicle with the ShortCut River Quiver. Riversmith Rod Chairs included with every ShortCut River Quiver purchase.
- T-Track on both sides of extrusion
- Fits 10'4" rods broken down in half
- Versatile mounting options
- 12 seconds to break down and store rod
- 15 seconds to reassemble and ready to fish!
- INCLUDES: Gray Reel Box Pad
- Ships within 1-2 days
About the ShortCut RQ
Select Your Mount
Mount Time: 10-15 Minutes
Added Height: 5”
Crossbars wider than 1.5” require
Extended Bolts (Sold Separately)
Can be Secured with Locking Bolts (Sold Separately)
- Mini Ratchet OR 4mm Allen Key
LP T-Track Mount
Mount Time: 7 Minutes
Added Height: 2.5"
Mounts Directly to Any T-Track System
Best for Overlanding Vehicles
Secured with Unique Key Driver (Included)
- Mini Ratchet OR 4mm Allen Key
River Quiver Design
Considered to be The Best Fly Rod Roof Rack on the Market. The River Quiver sports superior functionality and strength in all its details and at the same time conceals its technological superiority within a sophisticated exterior design. The River Quiver is understated, sleek and timeless. It compliments all vehicles from the roughest off-road truck to a shiny luxury SUV to a fleet of professional fly fishing guide or fishing outfitter vehicles.
Free shipping for all domestic River Quiver orders. We ship every business day. Fedex delivers to most of the US in 3 days or less from our Boulder, Colorado location. Order online now or call us and we will place your order.
Items in new condition may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase.
Locked & Loaded Warranty
Riversmith takes pride in the products we manufacture and will warrant that all River Quiver Rooftop Fly Rod Holders will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the product to the original purchaser. Get all the details HERE
The best-selling #1 rated fly rod roof rack in the world.
Not all rooftop fly rod holders are equal. River Quiver is the #1 choice of fishing guides, outfitters and retailers. These are professionals who fish every day and choose the best equipment available. Invest in the best, not necessarily the cheapest.
As fly fishers ourselves, we were not satisfied with the quality or functionality of roof rack fly rod holders that were available so we set out with our team of mechanical engineers to design and build a better fly rod holder for truck and car not just in some ways but in every way. From the basic and hugely important task of being hard to break into down to the smallest detail of fit & finish. And, oh yeah, it's all packaged in a sleek and sophisticated design that makes you and your rig look pro. The River Quiver line of fly fishing rod roof racks- burly strong, super functional and visually striking rooftop rod holders that are built to maximize your fishing and built to last.
A Fly Rod Rack to Protect Your Investment
Strength - a Roof Rack Rod Holder You Can Count On
River Quiver is a fly rod holder for trucks or cars and as such certain strength characteristics are taken into account in the custom design. The product must be able to withstand shock loads, wind loads, impact loads, have a versatile mounting system, be aerodynamic and quiet, and be lightweight to not add unneeded pounds and payload to the vehicle.
The River Quiver was designed to be the best in all of these and still be pounds lighter than any other roof rack rod holder. Lighter to install and less load on your vehicle.
Security - Flyrod Holders Built Like a Tank
River Quiver is the most secure rear entry molded reel box fly fishing rod holder for car or truck available. One of the greatest details of the RQ is the way the fly rod reel box is designed. The door closure has a super secure tongue and groove joint that locks together, making it almost impossible to insert a screwdriver or pry bar or to flex the lid away from the body. Other cheaper or discounted fly rod holders or vaults have simple overlap closures that are easy to pry or can even be flexed apart with hand pressure.
This detail alone- the tongue and groove joint- sets the River Quiver miles ahead of any others and is a great example of the quality and superiority of great design. The River Quiver also features an incredibly strong AES polymer that resists all attempts at destruction. We have attacked it brutally with a hammer in testing and have not been able to break it.
Ease of Use - Accessing Your Fly Rod Holder Is Simple
The idea of a fly rod holder for trucks and cars is to spend more time fishing by making it easier for fly rod storage and transport. Once again, River Quiver has better features that no other roof top fly rod carrier or vault has. The side-swing door is by far the best design available. It keeps access low to the ground so you don’t need to jump or stretch or get a ladder to load and unload your rods. It also features a “hold-open hinge” so that when the door is pushed fully open it passes a series of tiny ramps built into the hinge. Those ramps provide resistance from swinging shut if you are parked on a hill or if the wind blows, yet requires nothing more than a little tug to release and close.
A basic truth of car top fly rod carriers is that they are on the roof and require a reach up to operate. Top swing doors make that reach higher and may require a jump or ladder for some people to operate. Top swing doors also slam shut as part of their normal operation and slam shut with even more force when caught by the wind. Hands, fingers and rods can be caught and damaged.
We don’t like fishing in the wind but it happens. The side swing door is another example of great product design that nobody else has and makes a huge difference to the functionality and enjoyment of owning the best equipment you can buy.
Aesthetics - the Best Looking Rooftop Fly Rod Carrier, Bar None
There is no substitute for great product and visual design. Anything less is a compromise. You may have a favorite rod or reel that just appeals to you and it is your go-to setup. With River Quiver there is no tradeoff between form and function- it is by far the most functional and best built fly rod truck rack AND it is by far the sleekest, nicest, most professional looking fly rod roof rack you can put on your car, truck or SUV.
A fly fishing roof rack is an investment in your fishing and an investment in your vehicle. Choose carefully- it would be disappointing to commit to one that doesn’t quite have the nicest features or look good on your rig. A fly rod holder for truck and car has some basic features and functionality that can be lumped under the following broad categories: Strength, Security, Ease of Use, Aesthetics.
When we started our design of the Riversmith River Quiver we assigned a team of 3 mechanical engineers to research every aspect of the project in depth and come up with new product design details for each of them. They were instructed to not be limited by budget or to off the shelf materials. They brainstormed, talked, sketched, CAD modeled, argued, prototyped, tested, destroyed, studied the numbers, smiled or frowned, and repeated until each detail was not only good but outstanding.
River Quiver is not only best-in-class, it has many features that are only-in-class.
Invest in the Best. River Quiver. Pro level functionality and pro level looks. Superior technology in every way incorporated into a sophisticated, sleek and timeless design.
Engineered, assembled, and shipped from Boulder, CO, the River Quiver is in stock and ready to ship. Get one today for yourself or it makes a great fly fishing gift.
Fly Fishing Rod Roof Rack With Our Double Barrel Tube Construction
Open-air fly rod car racks leave your valuable investment exposed to whatever mother nature decides to throw at it. If you take your gear seriously, a tube-style fly rod holder is the only way to protect it from the elements. A rod tube for trucks or cars can also double as a way to store your equipment without the worry of it getting bumped or dropped.
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