New homemade rod holders work great!

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by buzz crackstock, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. buzz crackstock

    buzz crackstock New Member

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    Made a couple fishing rod holders yesterday. They work great.

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  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    they look pretty good
     

  3. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    nice holders i want to make some soon but im in the middle of moving and there just isnt enough time in the day
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Those are some pretty fancey homemade rod holders look good.
     
  5. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Those are really nice Nathen. How do you secure them in the ground?
     
  6. buzz crackstock

    buzz crackstock New Member

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    I hammer a 2 1/2 ft dowel into the ground and slip the holder over it. The vertical section of the holder is 1 1/2 pvc, 1"pvc, and a 3/4 metal pipe all slipped inside of eachother and bolted together. very strong and tight. The whole rig swivels on the dowel, I just cast out, put the rod in the holder and tighten the line, the rod swivels and points directly at the bait.
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  7. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    They need to be added to the library. good rod holders are hard to find.
     
  8. buzz crackstock

    buzz crackstock New Member

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    I'll try to write up a step by step and parts list in the next couple days. They are really easy to build and very sturdy.
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    They look great brother, thanks for sharing with us.
     
  10. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    I'm impressed. You ought to go into business. They look like they will hold up to anything. Great Job!!
     
  11. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    They look great,thanks for sharing!
     
  12. Boog

    Boog New Member

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    Nice rod holders man... My dad made some homemade rods with some PVC pipe and a metal bar and they work great......
     
  13. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    I agree with Shelly. Maybe you should start up a little home business sort of thing and sell those to tackle shops. Sure would be a nice little deal for the bank fishermen like me.
     
  14. whichrod

    whichrod New Member

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    i often thought about getting a 5 gallon bucket with lid then bolt a 1 1/2 inch of pvc pipe to the lid using wing nuts to take the pipe off after use
    then getting a 6 inch pvc pipe cut in half moons use a hole saw cut a full circle on the back and a half moon on the front a slit in the middle for your adjustment angles drill holes through 1 1/2 pipe attach 6 inch pipe half moons to 1 1/2 pipe , fill 5 gallon bucket completly filled with water that will make the bucket weigh 40 pounds you cut a 6 inch square in the top of the lid with hinge so you can place your bream or other live bait in the bucket

    after your done fishing you can take the thing apart and have it fit inside the 5 gallon bucket

    will this work? think the bucket will tip over if the avg cat pulls it?

    youuuuuuuu tel me huh huh huh ha ha
     
  15. Gringoloco

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    They look really nice, are you going to post up a how to now :smile2:
     
  16. etownred

    etownred New Member

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    Thats great. I've been looking for a way to some good rod holders. Thanks.
     
  17. trfoster

    trfoster New Member

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    THAT I LIKE! very well made, good job. get that parts list and step by step up as soon as you can, Im ready to make a few of those.Have plenty of pvc parts to spare.
     
  18. Ace

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    Hey Matt I like your new hat about as much as the rod holders .
    I think the rod holders would work better.Thanks for sharing.


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  19. buzz crackstock

    buzz crackstock New Member

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    I am off tomorrow and will get some close up pics of everything with a detailed description. These things have a lot of potential for adjustment, angle of the rod and the ability to quickly replace the part that the rod rests in for different size rods or spinning rods.These were custom fit for my reflex rods. I've got a few Ideas for upgrades, like a ring that will keep the rod in no matter what, and an automatic hook set feature. But they work great as is.
     
  20. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Nice rod holders!
    Are you just pushing the pvc into the ground? I wouldnt mind seeing a pic of the whole thing.