Rod tube rack/display for the house?

David Loy

Senior Moment
#19
I can't imagine putting all of my rods out for inspection.... by the Admiral. No good can come of that. It took many years of secret funds to assemble my modest collection.
Of course this may reveal a character flaw.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#20
I can't imagine putting all of my rods out for inspection.... by the Admiral. No good can come of that. It took many years of secret funds to assemble my modest collection.
Of course this may reveal a character flaw.
If that is a character flaw I have it too. I moved my rod tubes from beneath an 8' x 4' hella stout work bench I built 15 years ago to the 8' x 3' top that I added to it to serve as a pontoon boat shelf (after I sold my pontoon boat). Within days it seems that inventory of the number of rod tubes had been taken and I started getting the questions. Are all those rod tubes full? How many rods to you have? How many rods do you need? Why are you getting more rods?

I have a number of character flaws. I now have my Saturn Raft/Kayak as well as my Water Master Kodiak deflated, rolled and packed on that shelf. The rods are back where they belong.
 

riseform

Active Member
#24
Of the options discussed, it looks like the Cabela's product best suits your needs.

I made a simple tube holder (horizontal) for my basement storage area, using spare wood and two sizes of "door knob hole" drill attachments. As my rod collection has increased, I've outgrown the original design, but it gave me an idea for my next project.
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I intend to make a vertically oriented (display worthy) rack for my tying room, which would not require significant wood working skills. I'm planning on cutting the wood in the shape of a fish (ie Simms logo). I'll cut three identical fish, two of which will have holes drilled in them for tubes (top and bottom). The third will serve as the solid floor for the drilled base piece. The top and bottom can be connected by dowels to pre-drilled holes, similar to the Cabela's design and glued into place. Obviously, a fish shape will limit the number of rods I can hold, but you could easily make one in a rectangle, triangle or "thingamabobber" shape that would meet your needs.
 
#26
Holy crap! If I tried to display the rods I have the wall would be covered. I just stack 'em in a corner or in the hall closet. That way my wife never really knows how many there are. She never looks in my closet.
 

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