Wal-Mart used to sell (maybe still does) a rod holder that looked like a loosely coiled piece of heavy wire with a straight end about 9" long to push in the ground , painted a maroon color . I have 2 of them that I attached to 4' sections of rebar with hose clamps. With these ,the rod handles are about chest high while sitting in a chair while fishing. very practical and comfortable to pick up when a fish strikes. Happy fishing.