How to Make a Fishing Pole Organizer

How to Make a Fishing Pole Organizer
A fishing pole organizer is a great way not only to display your prized poles but also to provide a safe and secure location to store them. Line guides and rod tips can be easily damaged or broken if a pole is left where it can fall over or be stepped on. Constructing a pole organizer can be a fun project using some easily obtainable materials. Making your own rod holder will help keep your valuable investments safe.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 2-inch PVC pipe (2 feet)
  • 1x6 inch lumber (1 foot long)
  • 2-inch U-shaped pipe straps (4)
  • 1/2 inch wood screws (8)
  • 2 wood screws, 3 inches long
  • Drill with bit
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Wall anchor
Step 1
Cut a length of 2-inch PVC pipe so that you end up with two 8-inch lengths. Measure the lengths with a tape measure, mark with a pencil and cut with a fine-tooth saw.
Step 2
Place a 1-foot-long piece of 1x6 lumber on a sturdy work surface. Position one of the 12-inch lengths of PVC pipe on one end of the board, with the bottom of the PVC tube flush with the bottom of the board. There should be about three inches between the edge of the lumber and the pipe.
Step 3
Secure the 2-inch PVC pipe to the 1x6 lumber with the U-shaped pipe straps. Place one strap near the bottom of the pipe and a second just below the top edge of the lumber. Secure the straps in place to the 1x6 with 1/2-inch wood screws. Use a screwdriver to drive the screws into the wood.
Step 4
Repeat the process with the remaining length of 2-inch PVC pipe. Secure it to the opposite end of the 1x6 lumber using the U-shaped pipe straps and 1/2-inch screws.
Step 5
Drill two holes in the center of the 1x6 lumber on a horizontal line. Space the holes at least 4 to 5 inches apart. Use a drill with a bit that is slightly larger than the 3-inch-long wood screws you will use to secure the organizer to the wall.
Step 6
Insert a screw into both holes and place the organizer on the wall in a convenient location. Make sure there will be enough room on the wall for the rods when they are placed in the PVC tubes. Secure the screws to the wall using the screwdriver. Attach at least one screw to a wall stud. Place a wall anchor in dry wall where a wooden stud cannot be located.

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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