If you're looking for simplicity in making your own rod holder, you have found it. Well, what I've done is I found some scrap rebarb, cut it to 2' lengths, took 2" pvc, cut it into 4-6" sections, duct taped it parralell to one end of the pvc.....BOOM! INSTANT ROD HOLDER. This is the most basic of bank rod holders I have ever seen. You can make yours longer or shorter, its all up to you. I dont recommend making them too tall, waist high should be tall enough. You can even bend the rebarb at a 45 deg angle just below the pvc. Bad part is, you cant use it if you're fishing where there isnt any sand or dirt. They have some good ideas for rod holders made completly outta pvc.