How to Build Your Own Multiple Rod Holder

How to Build Your Own Multiple Rod Holder
Laying your rod and reel on the ground can be harmful to your equipment. Aside from the sand, dirt, mud, water and debris that can work its way into the body of the reel, there is the possibility of the rod itself being stepped on and damaged. To avoid these potential pitfalls, you can construct a multiple rod holder from PVC to keep your valuable rods and reels protected and organized.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe (4 feet in length)
  • 4 total 1 1/2 inch PVC "T" connectors
  • 4 total 1 1/2 inch PVC end caps
  • Fine-tooth saw
Step 1
Cut the PVC pipe with a fine-tooth saw. Cut the 4 foot length so that you end up with six pieces that are 6 inches long and three pieces that are 4 inches long.
Step 2
Place one of the PVC T-connectors on a table in front of you so that the bottom, or 90 degree opening, of the T is pointing toward you.
Step 3
Insert a 6 inch length of PVC pipe into the top ends of the PVC connector. Insert a 4 inch length into the bottom of the T-connector. Repeat the process for another T-connector.
Step 4
Place a PVC end cap on the end of the 6 inch PVC lengths. Turn the two large T assemblies so that the 4 inch PVC pipe lengths are pointed toward each other.
Step 5
Attach a T-connector to the end of both 4 inch lengths so that the 90 degree opening is pointing upward. Insert a 6 inch length of PVC pipe into the 90 degree opening of both T-connectors. You should have two lengths of PVC extending upward. These will hold the handles of the rods.
Step 6
Connect the two halves of the multiple rod holder together. Insert a 4 inch length of PVC pipe into the open ends of the T-connectors that are holding the upright rod holders in place.

Tips & Warnings

Dry fit the pieces together for use and disassembly. Consider using PVC cement to make the holder assembly permanent.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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