Build a rod holder for your spare rod

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  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Here are some pics of a simple rod holder I built to hold my second rod in the new boat. It is made from an 11'' piece of 2'' OD PVC pipe and a scrap of 2x4. I made a couple of test cuts originally to determine the best cutout shape to hold the rod. Once I had that figured out I was able to produce several more for my vaarious boats and also for the stake pockets in my pickup truck. The truck holders are really handy when you are fishing a stream like Kelly Creek where you are constantlly driving from one location to another.

    I like these things because there are no straps or clamps to put them in place, just build the base to whatever your needs are and screw it in place. I also have one on my South Fork on which the base had a hole the size of the boat's tubing drilled through it then cut across the hole diameter with a saw and attach the halves back together across the tubing much like the main bearing on a connecting rod. The screws make it easily adjustable for any angle and removal takes just seconds.

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    Very nice work, very nice indeed!
     
  3. Brad Niemeyer

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    That's awesome! Nice work! I should add one of those to my livingston
     
  4. Plecoptera

    Plecoptera Active Member

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    Nice work, looks good! I'm thinking of doing something similar for my cat frame. What did you use to cut the opening in the pipe and smooth the edges? I was thinking a hack saw for the cuts and some 100/280 grit for softening the edges.
     
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    Very nice... Thanks for sharing
     
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    Ive, you are a master craftsman!
     
  7. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Plecoptera, The best way to cut the tubing is to make a layout of the cut lines with a sharp marking pen then drill about a 5/16'' hole at each of the corners of the layout. I usually make the main cutout on my table saw and then finish the job with a sabre saw. The drilled holes eliminate sharp corners and make the finish sanding easier.

    Steve, don't insult the real master craftsmen! I am just a hack woodworker at best having a hell of a lot of fun in a well equipped shop. The companion piece to the spare rod holder is nearing completion now. It is a rod caddy to hold the rod I am fishing with while I row or troll. It solves the problem of where to put your rod when you can't have it in your hand. Pictures soon.

    Ive
     
  8. Bill Aubrey

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    Very nice.
     
  9. Rob Ast

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    Ive, how did you radius out the top of the wood block to accept the PVC?
     
  10. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    Yes, Very Nice! I purchased a couple of similar holders that strap onto the tube of my Water Master. I like that simple "bolt action" design because it is waaaay less likey to catch a fly line than a Scotty, especially when stopped/pausing to step off the seat to work a fishy spot with a few casts. One holder was included in the WM Kodiak expedition package with a integrated molded mount with a radius that orients the rod vertically. The other is from Dave Inks (Water Strider) that orients the rod at about 45* in the line of travel by using a couple of slots to thread straps through the bottom of the pipe for holding it in place on the tubes. I greatly prefer Dave's simpler design but it's a lot heavier. I might just pick up some lighter pipe and use your method of cutting out the rod slot.
     
  11. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Rob, I used a 2'' Forstner bit with the wood clalmped in a vise and the vise clamped to the drill press table. If you don't have that you can achieve a similar result cutting a shallow V with a table saw , a band saw or a coping saw.
     
  12. Rob Ast

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    Ah, so you drilled a full hole then cut the piece in half resulting in two holders. Makes sense.
     
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    Will you kindly repost the photos? I am trying to rig a rod holder for a 13' raft. Thanks!
     
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    Ive,

    Have you taken these photos off as I do not see them here today, Monday the 12th on your original post.
     
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    What he said!:rolleyes:
     
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    What did happen to the pictures ?????
     
  17. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0262.JPG IMG_0263.JPG IMG_0264.JPG IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0262.JPG IMG_0263.JPG IMG_0264.JPG IMG_0265.JPG IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0262.JPG IMG_0263.JPG I'll try to find them and re send. IMG_0261.JPG
     
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    IveofIone Active Member

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    Here's the pics. Still baffled by why they doubled up.
     
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    That is slick. Thank you so much for re-posting!
     
  20. BuckSchatz

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    nice setup.
     

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