DIY: Fishing Rod Storage

DIY: Fishing Rod Storage
Whether a spinning, casting or fly rod is used, quality fishing rods can be expensive. Most anglers recognize the need for taking proper care of their fishing rods so they will be in good working condition for upcoming trips. Traveling can take a toll on fishing rods especially for those that are one piece and do not break down in any way. A simple and effective storage solution can be made that works well for both travel and home rod storage.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Purchase a length of thin wall PVC pipe in a length that will accommodate the fishing rods you want to store. Obtain the pipe from a home, hardware or plumbing store and have the pipe cut to length.
Step 2
Apply a thin coat of PVC cement to the inside of an 8-inch PVC end cap as well as the end of the PVC pipe to which it will be secured. Coat the first 3 to 4 inches of the PVC pipe end with cement and slide the cap onto the pipe. Allow the cement to dry and thoroughly cure.
Step 3
Coat the inside of an 8-inch PVC threaded end plug body with cement. Apply the cement only to the lower connection length of the end plug body that will come into contact with the PVC pipe. Apply cement to the tube opposite the installed end cap. Slide the threaded end plug body onto the pipe and allow it to dry.
Step 4
Hold an 8-inch threaded end plug in front of the threaded end plug body. Thread the plug into the body by turning it to the right or counter clockwise as a test fit. Apply a small amount of wax to the threads to help the plug turn more easily.
Step 5
Slide your fishing rods into cloth rod sacks and secure the ends with Velcro or by tying depending on the type of sack used. Place the rods into the PVC tube and secure them by screwing the plug in place.

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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