Whaddya think about this?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by BigRed2k, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. BigRed2k

    BigRed2k New Member

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    Im working on some new rod holders. Has anyone tried this before?
    I got some spiral dog tie outs for about $3 a piece. I plan to insert the triangle end into a pvc pipe and fill with epoxy. Any suggestions? Check pic for what im talking about.
     

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  2. BigRed2k

    BigRed2k New Member

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    I realized that beacuse of the fact the triangle portion of the spiral stake will be stuck in epoxy there is no real good way to screw the rod holder in/out. I have updated the picture to include handles on both sides that will probably just be a bolt that goes all the way thru.

    Check out the updated pic and let me know what you think.
     

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  3. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    looks like a good plan to me
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    May work in soil, clay or pea gravel. Don't think it would hold in rocks or sand... and I'd make darn sure I tested the soil before I left one of my good outfits in it. LOL. May get surprised.
     
  5. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    I know it's a rough sketch, but the tube will need to be longer.

    Also sounds like a whole lot of epoxy to me.

    You might want to think about mobile home tie downs, I think they are longer (more coils in the ground=more sucurity) and they have a smaller head.


    Not to be a wet blanket, but I can't help but think you are reinventing the wheel.
     
  6. FourEyes45

    FourEyes45 New Member

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    I do not think Epoxy will hold up,JMOP. On the other hand JBWeld is so much better. I would rough up the triangle and try it that way. Who knows.
    Good luck which ever way you go.
    Have a great and safe day.
    Walter
     
  7. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    catfish connetion has the one you want for $2.50. you cant make that thing for that price:tounge_out: :big_smile:
     
  8. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I found the best ones for bank fishing for me are just 2" pvc with one end cut at a sharp angle, they dig down in the sand and dirt and mud very easy and fit between rocks, if you want your rods to go down the tube only a certain distance then put a bolt through it where you want your rods to bottom out.
     
  9. crmule

    crmule New Member

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    You might try using a couple of hose clamps to attacth your pvc pipe it works on my salt water rod holders
    mule
     
  10. adamant

    adamant New Member

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    good thinking''''''''''''
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Check the BOC library on bank rod holders. There is one mentioned about useing a 5-gal bucket with atwood rod holders attached. I took the mentioned plans and made it. All you ever need is water for the bucket.Will work with any ground surface. Cost (1 time) Approx. $20.00-$25.00. Holds two rods with total adjustment and can be use in a boat also. Good investiment.:big_smile:
     
  12. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    I'd say give it a try and see what happens I am like you I would rather tinker and make something then go buy it
     
  13. Albert7

    Albert7 New Member

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    Straighten-out the triangle handle,turn it over,insert into ground???
     
  14. benelli101

    benelli101 New Member

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    nice set up. good thinking
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice set up! I may try it.