Homemade Rod Holder for Bank fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by Catfish_John1979, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Catfish_John1979

    Catfish_John1979 New Member

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    ok everyone here is my homemade rod holder... i used some 1 inch angle iron and some 1 inch flat stock and scavenged parts from store bought bank rod holders... this setup is almost like a boat setup but for the bank tell me what you all think thanks John
     

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  2. Catfish_John1979

    Catfish_John1979 New Member

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    Some More Pics of home made rod holder
     

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  3. jlburton

    jlburton New Member

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    thats a cool idea. i might try that
     
  4. Shinchan

    Shinchan New Member

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    Thats pretty neat. How heavy is it? Looks like you could also use it as a pack frame to haul gear out to a far off fishing hole... Hmmm, this could be a multi-use product...
     
  5. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    John The Only Thing That I Might Change On It Would Be To Add Two More Legs Coming Off The Top Of The Other Legs At About A 45 Degree Angle In The Front. That Way When A Cat Hits It He Wont Pull It Over Or In The Water....
    Just My Own 2 Cents

    Brandon Renfro
     
  6. McDreamy

    McDreamy New Member

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    those are cool but like king cat said i would put 2 more legs on them but in stead ofhaing them permantly attached i would set them up so they could be adjustable and swing in and out so u could use them as a pack frame .

    but if u cram them down in the ground far enough the should hold as they are but ur liable to bend them. but that just my 2 cents
     
  7. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    Looks like you got a winner there. my 3 cents:tounge_out:
     
  8. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    Thank You whiotewolf138

    Making Them Foldable Would Be A Necessity!!!


    From Looking At Is Pics, He Only Has About A Foot Before His Cross Bar. I Had Some Rod Holders That Were Made Out Of Some Flat Steel That Went In The Ground A Lil Over A Foot And A Six Pound Channel Bent It In Half And All Most Took My Rod With Him. Now I Allways Have Something Supporting Them In Front.
     
  9. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    Looks good to me.
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Pretty cool man, I'll take one. :big_smile:
     
  11. Catfish_John1979

    Catfish_John1979 New Member

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    well guys.. its hard to tell by the pics.. but the legs are made of 1"x1"x1/4 inch angle iron... and when its drove into ground in good solid dirt it will not bend.. if it was flat bar it woudl.. but they are angles... kinda hard to bend a angle iron that is turn to the side


    thanks for the comments though


    john
     
  12. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing.....keep up the good work...
     
  13. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    That is a great base, plenty strong enough. You might want to get some heavier rod holders later on. If you put a heavy saltwater rod in those, they might bend. I use Down-East rod holders. Driftmaster rod holders would work great on that setup. That is a great idea, only one rod holder to carry. Don't catch them all.:smile2:
     
  14. PolishNorbi

    PolishNorbi New Member

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    Awesome Idea. Ill have to try and build it this weekend.
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like a workable idea. Thanks for sharing.:lol::big_smile:
     
  16. crohrer

    crohrer New Member

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    i need two more post to see your picture thanks
     
  17. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Those look pretty good...
    Only downside I see is trying to haul it to your spot if you gotta walk very far... Between tackle bag, rods, 5gal bucket with throw net, small cooler, Its all I can do to get where I need to be when Im bank fishing :embarassed:
     
  18. RegulatorX

    RegulatorX New Member

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    Pretty neat. Always looking for new ideas on bank rod holders.