How to Make a Fishing Rod Storer

How to Make a Fishing Rod Storer
Most fishermen own more than one fishing pole, since many types of fishing require specialty equipment. The downside of this is that more fishing poles take up more space. However, a little bit of time and a few supplies can ensure that you have a convenient place to store your fishing rods.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Prepare Your Rack

Things You’ll Need:
  • One 1 x 4 board One length of 1-inch dowel Several feet of 1.5-inch PVC pipe Screwdriver Drill with a 1.5-inch bit One 4 x 4 board Saw Pencil Tape measure 2-inch wood screws 3-inch wood screws
  • One 1 x 4 board
  • One length of 1-inch dowel
  • Several feet of 1.5-inch PVC pipe
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill with a 1.5-inch bit
  • One 4 x 4 board
  • Saw
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • 2-inch wood screws
  • 3-inch wood screws
Step 1
Choose a location. Some good places for rod storage include a garage, under the stairs or a closet.
Step 2
Cut the lumber you will require. Multiply the number of rods you wish to store by six, which is the number of inches each rod will be given with your storage rack. Cut the 1 x 6 and the 4 x 4 boards.
Step 3
Mark your lumber. Measure and mark every 6 inches on both boards. Place a mark in the center of every 6-inch gap on the 4 x 4 boards.
Step 4
Cut the dowel. The doweling will be used to support the tip of your fishing rods. Cut it into 4-inch sections, one for every rod you plan to store, plus one.
Step 5
Cut the pipe into 6-inch sections, one for every rod you wish to store. Be sure to sand the edges smooth.
Step 6
Drill 1-inch holes into the 4 x 4 at the points your marked in the center of every 6-inch gap.

Assemble the Storage Rack

Step 1
Place one section of pipe in each of the holes in the 4 x 4 board. This will form the base of your rod storage unit, and each pipe will hold the butt of one of your fishing rods.
Step 2
Place the storage rack base in your chosen location. If it wobbles, you can secure it to the wall behind it with some long screws, or by putting two small sandbags over either end of it.
Step 3
Attach the dowels to the 1 x 4 board with the screws at the intervals marked. Make sure that the screws sit flush to the board.
Step 4
Line up the 1 x 4 board with the 4 x 4 board and attach it to the wall using the 3-inch screws. Attach it at a height that matches your shortest fishing rod.
Step 5
Place the butt ends of the fishing rods in the pipes and lean them against the dowels to store them.

Tips & Warnings

 
Always use protective gear when using power tools.
 
Be sure to measure twice before cutting to save waste.

Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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