45 Degree PVC Rod Holder for Bank Fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by SWeiss, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    Designed by myself using modifications to another fellow's design. You can reference the attached drawings and also download a 11x17 .pdf CAD Drawing of the Rod Holder as well.

    Enjoy! :wink:

    PARTS LIST


    • 1 - 2" SCH40 PVC "WYE"
    • 1 - 2" SCH40 PVC CAP
    • 1 - 2" X 2-1/4" LENGTH OF SCH40 PVC PIPE

    • 1 - 3/8"-16 X 1" HEX BOLT
    • 1 - 3/8"-16 COUPLING NUT
    • 2 - 3/8" FENDER WASHERS
    • 2 - 3/8" LOCK WASHERS
    • 1 - 3/8" X 3' THREADED ROD

    • 1 - PVC PIPE CLEANING SOLUTION
    • 1 - PVC PIPE CEMENT

    ASSEMBLY

    1 - Mark the "WYE" fitting to in preparation for cutting it to shape. Mark out a section of pipe halfway through, and about 2" from the back side and halfway along the length of the pipe.

    2 - Cut the area out of the pipe as shown in the drawing.

    3 - Using PVC cleaning solution, thoroughly clean the inside of the "WYE" fitting as well as the outside of the 2-1/4" section of the pipe.

    4 - Using PVC cement, glue the section of pipe into the "WYE" fitting being sure the pipe is completely seated inside the fitting.

    5 - Drill a 3/8" hole through the end of the PVC cap and remove any burrs.

    6 - From the inside of the PVC cap, insert the 3/8" x 1" hex bolt, lock washer, and fender washer through the hole. Add the other fender washer, lock washer, and the coupling nut on the outside of the cap.

    7 - Tighten the hardware assembly. Lock-Tite may be used to prevent the assembly from loosening.

    8 - Using PVC cleaning solution, thoroughly clean the inside of the PVC cap and the outside of the pipe. Using PVC cement, glue the cap onto the pipe making sure it is completed seated onto the pipe.

    9 - Using a grinder or a file, create a tapered point on one end of the threaded rod.

    10 - Screw the other end of the threaded rod into the coupling nut on the rod holder.

    GO FISHING!

    CAD Drawing

    View attachment PVC_Rod_Holder.pdf

    Drawings - Steps 1-10

    1 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/1.jpg
    2 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/2.jpg
    3 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/3.jpg
    4 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/4.jpg
    5 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/5.jpg
    6 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/6.jpg
    7 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/7.jpg
    8 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/8.jpg
    9 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/9.jpg
    10 - http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j238/swweiss/10.jpg
     
  2. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    looks as though you got a winner there Steve...... I have made a few pole holders over the years... good job....
     

  3. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    wouldn't the pvc break if you were tightlining and a 40+ pounder smacked it? I'm looking to make some good rod holder for bank fishing is why I ask and this seems right up my ally
     
  4. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    They wont break. I have some very similar to this and that is no issue. Its no different then the pvc holders people use on their boats. The rod will just load up when a fish hits it
     
  5. Dutch

    Dutch New Member

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    SWeiss, Do you know if they make the that "WYE" fitting in 1 inch ? I looked at Home Depot and did not see any, I think I could use that for my rod holder.
    Thanks
     
  6. kingkat82

    kingkat82 New Member

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    Pretty sure they don't in either PVC or ABS, but you could use a 1" Tee and a 1" 45 Street Ell or a close nipple with a regular 45 Ell to get a the same angle/fitting granted it won't be quite as long or straight of a sweep.