Best bank fishing rod holder.

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by catfish_clayton, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

    Messages:
    325
    State:
    Catania, Italy,
    The best rod holder I have ever used is a peice of galvanized pipe. I cut it to my desiered length and pound it into the ground with a sledge hammer. Its never faild for me yet.
     
  2. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,706
    State:
    Lebanon, I
    I usually use a forked stick or PVC.
     

  3. CoonX

    CoonX Member

    Messages:
    737
    State:
    Oklahoma City O
    I use a Fox Horizon rod pod. Nice thing about it, is that I can adjust how high I want the rod tips. Plus, it can be used anywhere. On dirt, rocks and even concrete.
    Only thing is, you must use a baitfeeder type of reel or run the risk of losing the rods. Will
     
  4. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

    Messages:
    1,029
    State:
    Akron, Ohio
    Nice!!

    I'm still improving what I use bank fishin. My guess would be about 4 more years before I could call them great though. Things can always be improved I say.
     
  5. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

    Messages:
    325
    State:
    Catania, Italy,
    Ive been wanting to try one of those rod pods because some of the places I fish at the ground is solid rock and a peice of galvanized pipe just dont work. Only thing is Im afraid of is the fish running off with my rod and the rod holder.
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

    Messages:
    999
    State:
    WDM Iowa
    yeah i use pvc for sandy banks but when it gets rocky i need something metallic with a spike that can fit in between the rocks.
     
  7. Fishermancat1

    Fishermancat1 Member

    Messages:
    177
    State:
    Cobb Co. Georgia
    The sand Spike is great for free spool bank fishing
     
  8. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

    Messages:
    550
    State:
    Washington
    tent stake and pvc pipe connected with 2 bolts and butterfly nut. Makes it easy to change pieces should one get broke
     
  9. neocats

    neocats New Member

    Messages:
    2,130
    State:
    Steubenvil
    I make mine out of rebar and pvc pipe clamped to the rebar with hose clamps. Works fine and can pound them in harder ground when needed.
     
  10. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

    Messages:
    3,194
    State:
    Beebe AR
    I use a pece of rebar that I got at Lowes I drive it down with a hammerThen put a pc.of pvc pipe over the rebar you works great on rocky soil:big_smile:
     
  11. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

    Messages:
    1,618
    State:
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Mine are 3/8" rebar and 1 1/2" Sched 40 PVC...the pipe is held on by 2 tailpipe clamps that are welded to the rebar. Tough, but a little heavy.
     
  12. catfishbill33

    catfishbill33 New Member

    Messages:
    356
    State:
    Clarksville, TN
    The only thing I have ever used is a piece of rebar and pcv pipe and DUCK-TAPE it to the rebar .Then a good old hammer [good size] will keep you fishing
     
  13. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

    Messages:
    569
    State:
    Martinsville, Virginia
    Mines homemade but they all have served me fine. Its a piece of PVC mounted to a steel spike, and i've mounted them in such a way that I can adjust the angle of my rod tips. Doesn't look professional but it gets the job done.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  14. scwolf

    scwolf Member

    Messages:
    416
    State:
    South Carolina
    I use tiki torch holders, they are sturdy and u can get them at wal-mart for about $2 a piece.
     
  15. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

    Messages:
    369
    State:
    Wisconsin
  16. alton

    alton New Member

    Messages:
    1,045
    State:
    Illinois
    I use the same set up as Jeff Arrington described in his reply.
    5/8" rebar - pvc- metal hose clamps. Works great.
     
  17. Bobwheelr

    Bobwheelr New Member

    Messages:
    104
    State:
    NC
    Here are some bait caster rod holders that are adjustable and will hold a 100 lb cat. cost about $10 to make. I paid $45 for a set of three. these holders will last a life time.

    rod holder1 (Small).jpg

    rod holder2 (Small).jpg
     
  18. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

    Messages:
    369
    State:
    Wisconsin
    thats look great for baitcaster rod holders, thank for sharing!
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    In the BOC library is a rod holder made froma 5-gal bucket. I made one from the pics and have found it to work on gravel, blacktop, or dirt. It is easy to make and it serves bank fishing well. Take time and take a look in the liabrary, under rod holders.
     
  20. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,533
    State:
    F L A Swamps
    Being from Florida and around all sorts of fishing waters I see a lot of these at the flea markets.
    PVC,Stanless.galvinized pipe and other good rod hoders.
    I usually can pick them up for little of nothing and sometimes do.