Home-made rod holders

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by Widemouth, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Widemouth

    Widemouth New Member

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    I make my own rod holders out of PVC.
    For fishing off of the bank, from a folding chair: I use a 2" diameter pvc tube, with two t-joints, (one on either end), leading directly to smaller diameter t-joints and tubes that have been slit, (on my table saw), to just barely slide over the legs/braces of heavy duty fold up chair. Since the folding chair has heavy guage aluminum legs and braces, which point out at approximately 45 degree angles from each other, the smaller, "slit tubes" of the rod holder are also line up the same way. The rod holder stays in place really well, won't rotate or move, becase of the 45 degree difference in the allignment of the smaller, slit tubes. The larger 2" diameter tube holds the rod up at about a 45 degree angle, (it's actually less than 45 degrees), but it works really well. Just keep your lines tight.
     
  2. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    THIS IS A AWSOME POST
     

  3. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Got any pics?
     
  4. Widemouth

    Widemouth New Member

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    I don't have any pictures of the rod holder that I can send right now, possibly tomorrow. Also, in correction, the 2" pvc pipe is actually a 1 1/2 inch pvc pipe, and the t-joints that you put on the 1 1/2 inch pipe have to be reduction t's. I used 1 1/2" - 1" reduction t's, because the 1" pvc worked best for the slit tubes that fit over the legs of my chair.
     
  5. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    I'd love to see pictures of this.
    I'm too visual to understand this! :embarassed:
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Dale Welcome to the BOC and thanks for sharing your idea. Well thought out.
     
  7. countryboy32c

    countryboy32c New Member

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    Great idea would love to see a pic to understand it better and make my own :big_smile:
     
  8. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the pics
     
  9. ccat

    ccat Well-Known Member

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    ON THE SUBJECT OF HOMEMADE ROD HOLDERS FOR BANK FISHING.....
    Try using a Cinder Block with the two square holes filled with concrete. In the holes put 2 pieces of 2" PVC sticking out each hole at about a 45 degree angle. This words as a great portable bank rod holder. It isn't that heavy that you can't lift it out of the truck/car and works great and it very mobile.
     
  10. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    GUYS THANKS FOR SHARING .the rod holder ideas :cool2:
     
  11. Widemouth

    Widemouth New Member

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    Here's some pics. I hope I'm doing this right. [/ATTACH]
     

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  12. fnddragn

    fnddragn New Member

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    Thanks for the pics. Now I have a new project to keep me busy.
    Dave
     
  13. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Ok, now I got ya. You used snap saddles. Great idea. Thanks for the pics.
     
  14. rmoberly

    rmoberly New Member

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    Very nice and very simple, portable and handy. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Awesome post really like to see some pic's of these.
     
  16. eastforker

    eastforker Member

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    I put 2 rod holders on my chair similar to this and I was off casting the other one and a channel cat pulled my chair in the river but the rod never came out of the holder. lol
     
  17. BillSki

    BillSki Active Member

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    Very cool idea, I've been contemplating building something like that. I may have to steel your idea.

    Off topic... It's sad how many broken folding chairs like that line the banks of the Delaware river. On more than one occasion I've pulled one out of the mud to use as a makeshift rodholder by jamming the rod butt in the tangled mess of broken parts. :O_o:
     
  18. eastforker

    eastforker Member

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    Rocks and ground that is not level will tear them chairs up quickly, very sad though most don't pickup there waste. I had a bigger chair but got tired of lugging around the extra weight.
    Now I want a chair that holds some spare tackle and in the cup holders be a cooler for worms and drinks.