Rod holders for bank fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by bsites9, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. bsites9

    bsites9 New Member

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    Does anyone have a do it yourself plan for a rod holder for bank fishing? I of course have the pvc, but around here, the ground is too rocky, so i need something that will go into the ground better. If i could design better, i could almost do it out of something like cloths hanger wire, but it needs to be sturdy? any help?
     
  2. buckethead

    buckethead New Member

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    Hey,

    you can try your local hardware store, ask for a piece of ground rod, it is about 1/2 inch in diamenter, and about 6 ft . long, you will need a grinder to make a point to drive it in the ground, 2 radiator hose clamps to clamp your PVC rod holder on, or duct tape either one will work,

    I think tha Catfish Connection has them for sale, like 5 bucks.
     

  3. lou_a

    lou_a Member

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    Buy some 2 ft sections of 1/4 rebar @ Home Depot.. Use 2 or 3 hose clamps to seat about 14 to 18 inch cut section of the PVC pipe to the rebar. the first 12 inches or so of the rebar is to push into the ground. The last 12 inches tethers the PVC. Voila- Rod holders that are tough & cheap & easy.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2009
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Very informative post thanks for the idea's.
     
  5. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    You can buy the spring type at wally world for $1.99 a piece. Can't build them for that.
     

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  6. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    These give you a straight 90 degree rise don't they? I need some angle. :eek:oooh:
     
  7. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    Put it in the ground at an angle or bend that bad boy..the other type they have are a pain in the rear to get out of the holder..i set the hook with them still on the pole..just yank the whole apparatus out the ground lol

    i have a few of those but we mainly use galvanized tubing cut at an angle and hammer in the ground
     
  8. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    Right to what Jeffro said. I put them in the ground at an angle and pull the whole thing if its a big hit.
     
  9. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    2" pvc and then a 2" Y adapter... put the Y adapter on the 2" pvc and then the rebar on the 2" pvc with clamps. cut some of the top of the Y adapter off where your rod will lay in it smoothly. This will give ya your angle if ya don't like it straight up and down.
     
  10. bsites9

    bsites9 New Member

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    you won't be able to get that into the ground where i fish. i live amoungst the blue ridge mountains, nothing but rock
     
  11. Naack

    Naack New Member

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  12. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Here you go Bryan. I keep a four pound mash hammer with my gear. I have set these up in rock and driven them through asphalt road beads. Just tap close to the bottom and they will pull out. If you are fishing rip rap just wedge them in between rocks with out the stakes.:wink: Netmanjack's pvc bank rod holders
     
  13. alton

    alton New Member

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    I fish the same conditions. I use use Gorilla duct tape to tape the pvc to a piece of rebar then grind the rebar to a point. I used hose clamps before,but I like the duct tape better because I carry my rod holders in my chair bag and the clamps kept getting hung up.