Bank Rod Holders Items used; 4 steel rod 3/8 dia 1 ½ PVC conduit Roll of furnace tape 1 ¾ Bolt and nut Grinder optional I measure fishing pole rod handle and cut PVC to length. Drill hole at bottom of PVC to and insert bolt to keep reel seat above PVC. The rod I use is actual old cable TV and phone service ground rod used years ago. I clean these with a wire brush attached to grinder. At one end of the rod I grind it to a point this will be the end put in the ground. These rod can be painted with rust prove paint. I use furnace tape to attach rod to PVC, this actual holds very well. I apply the tape from top to bottom of the PVC.I have used these for about 2 years now they hold up well. They can easily be forced into the ground or rocky bank using a stone to drive them in if necessary. Im using 7 to 8 rods 25lb test line Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks. If you use these hooks youll know they set themselves. Just sit back and wait until your pole bends over and reel in fish. At night a bell works well to alert you of fish on. Ive made a hand full of these all different PVC lengths to match all my different sized rod handles. No flatheads where I fish and 20 pounders are unheard of. With that being said they work perfectly. Larger fish 20, 30, 40 pounds these might not be suitable.