DIY: Fishing-Pole Holder

DIY: Fishing-Pole Holder
Fishing-pole holders are invaluable in certain types of fishing such as surf fishing. They allow you to set your rod in a safe place out of the sand. They also free up your hands, so you don't have to always hold the pole while fishing. Though you can purchase pole holders at an outdoors or bait store, you can also make your own at half the cost. Doing so isn't that hard and you probably have most of everything you need at home.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Tips on Making a Fishing Pole Holder

Things You’ll Need:
  • 50 inches of PVC Pipe Measuring Tape Marker Saw
  • 50 inches of PVC Pipe
  • Measuring Tape
  • Marker
  • Saw
Step 1
Purchase 50 inches of PVC piping at your local hardware or home-improvement store. This is enough to make two rod holders that are 25 inches in length. Be sure to purchase pipe, so the holder is large enough that you can fit the butt of your fishing rod into it.
Step 2
Measure your PVC to 25 inches, and mark the pipe. This is where you will cut it.
Step 3
Cut the PVC at the mark, leaving you with two pieces.
Step 4
Rub the raw edge of the PVC pipe against concrete such as a driveway, if the edges are tattered and have the ability to cut you. This will smooth the edges down making them user- friendly.
Step 5
Mark one end of each pipe at its center, approximately four inches from the bottom.
Step 6
Saw downwards from your mark at an angle, cutting off half the side of pipe. Leave the end slightly pointed, so it will easily insert into the sand. Your fishing-pole holder is now ready for use.

Tips & Warnings

 
Wear safety glasses while cutting the PVC.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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