We just bought the rod a week or so ago and haven't used it yet, mainly because when I used to run hardboat trips the skipper used to let me use his rods between dives and we used to catch dinner
I thought hard about the danger of hooks on the tubes but decided it was acceptable with care. I use what the hardboat does, mackerel feathers but cut down to two lures instead of four to make it less likely to snag the tubes. They seem to work for all fish
I have my cables loomed up in the corner and the rod sits between the transom and loom in the corner with a bungee round the A frame further up just for stowage. Hasn't fallen off in the 110 miles I have done since attaching it, some of it quite rough through the Corryvreckan last week.