How do I Build a Fishing Rod Storage Rack?

How do I Build a Fishing Rod Storage Rack?
Fishing rods are tools used in sport to catch fish for fun or for food, and because of this you should take care of them when they are not being used. One way to do this is to store them on a rack instead of just leaning them in a corner. This way there is no risk of damage from carelessness, and no jumbled up hooks and lures.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Plastic conduit clamp
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Pilot hole drill bit
  • Screw bit
  • 1-by-4 board
  • 2 eye bolts
  • Bungee cord
Step 1
Select conduit clamps that the handles of your rods will slip into easily. Conduit clamps are semicircles of metal or plastic that have a tab on either end to aid in attaching them to things. Use metal so that you don't scratch the rods.
Step 2
Cut a length of 1-by-4-inch board to a length you want and attach the conduit clamps to the board in a line. Attach them with screws. Mark the holes and drill a pilot hole in the wood before attaching with screws. This will keep the wood from splitting.
Step 3
Cut another length of board the same size. Attach an eye bolt to each end of the flat side of the board. Drill a small pilot hole first.
Step 4
Attach the board with the conduit clamps near the bottom of the wall. Use a level to make sure that it is horizontal to the floor before screwing it to the wall. Attach the board with eye bolts about four feet higher, and make sure it is level also.
Step 5
Slip the handles of the fishing rods into the conduit clamps. The rods will stay just as they are, but it is best to secure the tips. Attach a bungee cord to the eye bolts on either end of the board. This will hold the tips of the rods back against the wall.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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