Netmanjack's pvc bank rod holders

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by Netmanjack, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I have been using these for twenty years for bank fishing.

    The pictures are self explanatory.
    The uses may not be.


    The first thing I would like to point out is the strength. You can tight line and leave your rod unattended and never fear loosing it, they will never pull out. You will need a iron steak 3/8 to a 1/2 " in diameter and about 18 to 24" long.

    When you get a real pole bender you don't have to take your rod out of the holder, just pick up the whole thing, the rod holder will just fall to the ground. If you are afraid of loosing it in the water just tie it off to the iron steak. I haven't lost one yet.

    When retying or changing weights, just swing it around to your chair and relax.
    Let it do the work of holding your pole, keeping your two hands free. I swing it around to put my bait on.


    It can work as a strike indicator too, if you point your rod in line with the bank, get a bite, your rod is pointed to wards the water.

    You will notice on the black one, that it has a saddle attached to the Y fitting. This was to lay my pole against when free lining, you can do the same with yours. I just covered the edge with a split plastic hose.
    Use any size PVC you are comfortable with, 1 1/2" will work for most rods.


    The length is up to you. as you can see my old black one is short. My new white ones are 33", I just don't like to bend over to far any more, lol
     

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  2. bondman

    bondman New Member

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    AWESOME, thank you for sharing. It looks like it will work very good and you have given me a good ideal for some rod holders in my boat... I will have to do some thinking about that. Thank you for the ideal .....
    Bondman
     

  3. tanner

    tanner New Member

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    now that's a good idea! heck man..patent them and seel em'. why not?
     
  4. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Hey Jack, that's a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. I like the idea of not having to bend over as far.
    I've got some made out of metal gas pipe and they are heavy. Yours sure would be eazy to carry around.
     
  5. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Great idea bro thx for sharing....very helpful to me i was nedding a idea:smile2:
     
  6. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    thankyou ,making some later today.
     
  7. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    Pure Genious.

    That is.
     
  8. Quackcephus

    Quackcephus New Member

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    Those look easy enough to make... thanks for posting :big_smile:
     
  9. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Shucks, I think even I can handle that. Thanks for the idea, Jack.

    Life is just one damn thing after another. --Elbert Hubbard.
     
  10. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    By golly Jack thank you for a great idea. Im going out to the garage right now and get the hacksaw and cut the pipe out from under the kitchen sink and make me one. ill just put a bucket back under it. I wonder if the wife will be impressed with my new found ingenuiety cause she says i cant pound a nail straight. I guess some of us are just late blomers. lol Bigcatman0816.
     
  11. frisco66

    frisco66 New Member

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    that SOUNDS great,of course i'll have to get my posts up in order to see 'em.A friend gave me 2 bank holders,iron with sprnig-loaded action.Only problem is,they are pretty heavy to lug around,and it's kind of hit/miss on where to set the latch where you wrap your line around,for a light or heavy bite.
     
  12. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Thanks for shareing, those look great and easy to make. Should be able to adapt them to a boat easily.
     
  13. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Just don't put your bait bucket under there. :lol:
     
  14. pescador

    pescador New Member

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    nice idea i think im going to make me a couple for when i bank fish.:eek:oooh:
     
  15. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I got me 4 new rod holders.It took me a whole day with my wifes help,after she got EVER THING together.It do take longer when your mind and body is retarded or in the slow lane,but it makes you feel real good to be able to still do it.I was a mechanic.At one time it would not have taken 30 minutes,with everything laid out.I made them out of 24 inch sections of 2 inch schedule 40 well casing PVC for heavy duty use.I needed the 2 inch as my 20 foot B&M and Shooting star poles would not fit the 1 1/2 inch.I inserted 3 inches of pipe into each end of the Ys to have a longer smoother surface.I then sanded 1 inch inside of each and put 3 coats of liquid wire insulation for cushioning my rod and hollow pole handles.30 inch lengths of 5/8 re bar for stakes as we have loose sandy soil and sandbars around here.The 5/8 inch also lets me drive them with a plastic mallet without mushrooming the stakes.I also cut 2 plugs out of treated 2x4 to fit each standpipe,with a center hole for the stake.I cut 3 & 6 inch lengths of 3/4 PVC pipe to space these plugs as high as possible on the stakes.This makes them very stable on the re bar.I did the X-tra for the soft soil conditions and that I normally fish within 10 to 50 feet max.from a vehicle.I use the 20 foot poles a lot as it keeps me away from the waters edge.A Bowfin on a 20 foot pole means a lot of x-tra leverage on the rod holders.Also I can leave the pole or rod in the holder and reel in a fish.Us danged old cripples have to learn to head them off at the pass.Thank you Jack.I think this will be a big help to me.I cain;t wait to try them on fish..peewee-williams
     
  16. winston61

    winston61 New Member

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    I've got to have 10 posts to view pics, on two other occasions I thought I had 10 and I was able to view photos, so here I go again
     
  17. Backwater

    Backwater New Member

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    Thanks for the pics. Off to Lowe's now.
     
  18. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    Thanks for the post. I made some and they work great.
     
  19. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    one of the best i have ever used....got 7 of them now
     
  20. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    seems simple enough im gonna have to give them a shot. thanks for the info