Beach fishing can be a great way to enjoy a day at the ocean. Sportsmen and women use special saltwater equipment when they go ocean fishing because they expect to catch larger fish. One of the best pieces of equipment for beach fishing is a holder to keep the rod ready for a bite while you sit back and relax. You can build a rod holder with PVC pipe that is easy to construct and durable enough to use repeatedly whenever you go saltwater fishing from the beach.
Tips & Warnings
Different angles for the wedge of this type of rod holder will work differently in sand and mud. Leave enough PVC pipe behind to handle the weight of the fishing rod once the rod holder is pushed into the ground. For heavier fishing rods, cut out less material, instead bringing a hammer to push the rod holder into the soil or sand.
A table vice can be tightened so much that is deforms the PVC pipe. Use the right grip when working with PVC to avoid a deformed circumference of the pipe. A carriage bolt requires a well fitting receptor hole for the registration feature of the bolt. Always drill a smaller hole than needed and adjust the size for a good fit. If the hole is drilled too big, it will be hard to tighten a carriage bolt correctly. Consider using a lag bolt instead.
Article Written By Francis Walsh
Francis Walsh has been working as a freelance writer since 2003. He has contributed to websites such as Shave, Autogeek and Torque & Chromeas, as well as provided content for private clients. Walsh has worked as a performance part-packer and classic car show promoter, now serving as crew chief for Nitrousfitz Racing.