Made a (bank) rod holder today

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by 223Smitty, May 18, 2006.

  1. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    I have plenty of rebar stakes I make & use for trapping, the one I made this from was 3/8" rebar 24" long with a 4" "T" on top. I added a couple additional 4" pieces at a 45* angle & made 2 "V" pieces out of 1/4" rod. I'll get a can of plastic tool-grip coating to dip the "V"s in for rod/line protection.

    This pic shows the top:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Catfishing/IM001615.jpg

    I added a "kicker" to the bottom so I can step on it to push it into the ground, plus it will keep the holder from spinning during a strike. I left it stick-up alittle for the pic, but would mash it into the dirt before use.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Catfishing/IM001614.jpg

    Here's a full-view:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Catfishing/IM001613.jpg

    Smitty
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats a nice rod holder,I was just looking at catfish connection at rod holders,I was gonna make one but I can't weld and everybody I know that can says they will,but for some that has been years ago.
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Looks like a good one. Little brother is making some in welding right now as well. Can't wait to see what he comes up with. LMAO
     
  4. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Looks Really Good, What About Slipping Some Rubber Hose Or Vinyl Tubing Over Them Instead Of The Rubber Coating, J.A.T.:roll_eyes: ,Elliot
     
  5. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    That looks cool. I made one that looks about the same acept Mine had two poles in the ground.
     
  6. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    Catfishjohn- If'n you was closer I'd be glad to help ya out. Maybe you can find a kid in school taking a shop class? I've seen some pretty inexpensive MIGs, gasless (uses flux-core wire) for alittle over $100. Granted, they couldn't be much, but for something like this, they'd probably do fine.

    Teaysvalleyguy- lol....never know, he might suprise ya :big_smile:

    trnsmsn- Thought about it, but thought the dip would be easier & look purdier :crazy:

    Catmaster- I had thought about using an old forsale sign frame to start with. Add a couple rodholders on top & a lantern in the main opening with a reflector on the backside......still may give that idea a whirl.

    I ran to town & picked-up a couple of rake teeth (farming), to try & make one that would spring. Made pretty much same as 1st one, but used 1/2" rebar for the main-stem of this one. I left it unpainted for pics, thought it'd show-up better. I bought a couple 6' dog-leads at the dollar store, so I can steak the loop under the holder when I plant it in the ground, then clip the other end to the rod. They're the pinch type so they'd be easy & quick to remove.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Catfishing/IM001616.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Catfishing/IM001617.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Catfishing/IM001618.jpg
     
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Those are all good looking rod holders,you could sell them and make some extra fishing money.I appreciate it,I may end up getting a couple from catfish connection,the 2 I like would cost abt $20 shipping and all,unless I can find them cheaper somewhere else.
     
  8. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    Don't give-up on trying to find a buddy to weld a couple up for ya....I probably got $2-$3 in rebar in both of them.

    Smitty
     
  9. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    yea im getting ready to make a few out of wood ill s how ya some pics once i get done.
     
  10. Brushy Bill Roberts

    Brushy Bill Roberts New Member

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    I was wondering, is there a flat plate or anything on the rebar that in down the ground? I was wondering if you would have to worry about it rotating.
     
  11. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    There's an extra leg on it.....look at the middle pic in the top post.

    Smitty
     
  12. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    You say each one holds 2 rods,is there 2 of the same pieces for each one,or am I missing something?
    Thanks
     
  13. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    nice rod holders ya got there!!!good job.
     
  14. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    Yes sir.....each "Y" or "V" (however you see them) on the outerends of the top will hold 1 pole each.

    Thanks all!
    Smitty
     
  15. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    My shipping address is

    Scott Daw
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    allentown pa 18103:cool2:
     
  16. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Smitty those holders are slick. You don't mind if I copy them do you?
    If you have a patent or anything I might have to pay royalties.
    Thanks for the idea brother.

    whatever it takes

    Cheez
     
  17. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    lol....hey, anything I post is strictly to share ideas & you or anyone else is more than welcome to do whatever you like with them. I use others ideas as well, so I figure if I can post a few of my own ....it kinda "evens-out".....kinda like eating a box of twinkies, but drinking a Diet Coke :tounge_out:

    lol.....Smitty
     
  18. Quackcephus

    Quackcephus New Member

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    I think you boyz are onto sumpin' 'ere... lookin' good!!!
     
  19. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Since there's no patent and I won't have to pay royalties,I may fab some of those rod holders and give them a try.

    Thanks Smitty

    whatever it takes

    cheez
     
  20. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    NICE JOB
    I made some for my boat the back are mounted the front I use to c claps to rotate which side they want to fish from I'll half to make some for shore fishing

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