All the Penn clamps seem to be too small for ANY rod. I hate that shape they have moulded into the clamp. It prevents the clamp from holding the rod except for those sharp edges. I bought several of the plastic ones and ground them out to fit several rods.
Hi, recently purchased a Penn16VISX, and Fathom 40NLD2. They both barely were able to fit on my rods with the factory supplied base plates and screws. 1 rod was a Seeker OSP 1x3 with ALPS reel seat, (that was the 16 VISX). And the other was a...www.bdoutdoors.com
It looks like the clamp is hitting at two points on the clamp, but maybe not. I fish a 16 VSX on a 1x3 OSP, no problem. The clamp is too narrow for my 2x4. the LM clamp is shallow and has adjustment. I use one one my 30 on the 2x4 after buying longer studs.