DIY Fishing Rod Holder Rack

DIY Fishing Rod Holder Rack
PVC pipe is a great starting point for building racks to hold fishing rods. This durable material holds up over time, protecting rods from harm by keeping them out of the way. If you are looking for a simple hour-long project, have many fishing rods that you want to organize, or just want to teach your child a skill, making a rod rack is good choice.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Circular saw or hand saw
  • 1 1/2-inch diameter PVC
  • Sandpaper
  • 2x4 board
  • Conduit clamps
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Level
Step 1
Cut two 1 1/2-inch diameter sections of PVC pipe. Make them approximately 6 inches long. Use a circular saw or a hand saw to cut the pipe.
Step 2
Sand the edges of the pipe to smooth them out so that it doesn't damage your rods.
Step 3
Cut a 2x4 piece of wood to a length of about a foot.
Step 4
Place the board down so it runs lengthwise left to right. Place the PVC pipes on the board so that they are running length wise up and down.
Step 5
Attach the PVC pipes to the board using conduit clamps. Use a drill and screws for this. Place the clamps on the board over the pipes, and mark where the holes need to be made for the screws. Remove the clamps and pipes. Use a drill bit smaller in diameter than the screws you have, so that you can drill a pilot hole for the screw. Hold the drill so that the bit is pointing straight down over the marks, and push down on the drill when it is on. This will force the drill down into the wood.
Step 6
Place the pipes and clamps back in position as before and use the drill again to insert the screws.
Step 7
Attach the rack on a wall using a drill and screws.

Tips & Warnings

The reel of the rod typically keeps the pole from slipping through the pipe. If you store your poles without the reels attached, then you will want to run a bolt through the pipe near the bottom to keep them from falling through. You will need to drill a hole in the bottom of the pipe in order to accomplish this.

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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