If you take fishing seriously, you’ve probably invested plenty of money in a quality fishing rod or reel. But as you do that, you also need to take the right step in protecting your treasured fishing gear. This way, your devices will be up and running every time you need them. But how exactly do you protect your fishing gear? Well, the first step to achieving that goal is by creating your DIY fishing rod holder. The process is simple, convenient, and extremely easy to follow.
Over the following sections of this article, we will discuss in detail about how to make a fishing rod and a rod holder from scratch. Most of the rod holder ideas are convenient, and you can easily keep them in your basement, garage area, or simply wall mount them. With the right fishing rod holder in place, your fishing gear is not only safe but also accessible when you need it the most.
So, let’s wait no further and learn everything about building your DIY fishing rod holder.
Professional Fishing Rod Holder
If you’re looking to add a professional touch to your fishing rid holder, this project might be the one to go for! Even though this project involves a bunch of more tools than your regular ones, the final product you’re left with truly reflects the kind of effort you have put in. If you are someone fond of fancy stuff you might want to pursue this project. This is also an excellent option for anyone with their own workshop. The tutorial is easy to follow and Eric Lindberg, the video maker, discusses all the details to get you going without roadblocks.
Wall Mounted Fishing Rack
Since you’re already familiar with a fishing rack design, it’s time to learn more about wall-mounted racks. Contrary to popular notions, this rack comes with a super simple design and you can conveniently tweak it regardless of the fishing board size. We were especially impressed by the quirky detail of trout carving, which, according to the author was quite simple to achieve. Overall, this project was not only simple and functional but also beautiful and decorative. Check out the attached tutorial to find out more.
Cheap Fishing Rod Holder
If you’re looking to build a quality fishing rod holder without making a dent in your pocket, a cheap fishing rod holder might be your best bet! This is an excellent video for anyone who wants to build an affordable fishing rod holder for the first time. The guidelines are super simple, and all the equipment will be available at your nearest supermarket. This project is especially ideal for ones with a moderate-sized garage. To start, you’ll need to source some chunks of solid wood, drilling gear, and other woodworking gear. Check out the entire video to understand how Joshua gets on with his task of building the rod holder.
FISHING ROD HOLDER WITH STORAGE
DIY fishing rod holder is an excellent option for anyone who’s running short of space. Typically, these rod holders are large enough to accommodate all your fishing reels as well as the rods. The best part: you can wall-mount the entire gear anywhere in your house. The authors of this tutorial chose the garage and to add a personal touch for her husband, she single handedly conceptualized a design that perfectly blends a wall-mounted fishing rod holder with a cute storage unit from Lego.
The rod holder relies heavily on Ikea’s Trofast system, which the author tweaked according to her requirements. Typically, you will just need your drilling tools, wood, pocket hole system, and other basic gadgets to work on this project. Check out the tutorial to find out more about it.
Car-Friendly Fishing Rod Holder
If you have a car, this one’s a ‘must-try. To start off, you will need a long wood cutting saw, some nuts and bolts, drills, rubber bands, etc. In the attached tutorial, you also get a detailed guideline on the places that keep the items you would need for the project. Just start by measuring the wood to your roof’s dimension. As you do this, you can also permanently attach the rod holder to your car by using a couple of screws on the roof. Avoid using screws, if you’re not into a permanent fishing rod holder.
PVC Fishing Rod Holder
Yup! You can actually make a fishing rod holder with PVC pipes and that is exactly what Danielle Copeland discusses in the attached tutorial video. This PVC fishing rod holder is not only inexpensive but also quite sleek. To add to that, it also uses minimal tools, making this a perfect project for beginners.
The primary task involved in this project lies in cutting the wood. So, if you don’t have experience on that front yet, it’s worth getting some, even before you start the project. If you are looking to make the rod holder bigger, just consider adding a couple of additional PVC pipes. Again, if you are looking to ditch the book and follow your creativity, you might also want to get an end cap for the PVC pipes.
Regardless of the number of PVC pipes Danielle uses in this video, you can add more or less, depending on the expected size. For your fishing rod holder’s base, you will first need a couple of wooden scraps, a solid PVC pipe of at least 5 feet, lots of nuts and bolts, and drills, and other basic tools.
DIY Fishing Rod Rack
This is a unique fishing rod holder that also doubly functions as a fishing rack. Building this rack is quite simple. First, you need to measure the distance between your wall studs and the area of the rack. You will also need to measure the floor because the base of the fishing rod rack will be positioned here. You might also want to measure the wall where the rack will stand.
Once you’re done, get a few chunks of scrap wood, get them beautifully cut according to the right length so that it complements the measurements of your wall. You would want to space the rods at least three to four inches. This way, your fishing reels will have enough room. For best results, mark the distance properly from the upper and lower section of the fishing rod rack.
To create the base, drill holes that are half an inch. This way, your rod butts will have enough space to rest. You will also need to drill the upper part of the rack. For more details on this unique fishing rod, check out the attached tutorial.
Simple Fishing Rod Holder
Not all of us are into the complex process of the woodwork. Some just want a simple fishing rod holder that is both easy to make and functional. This project is extremely simple, and you will barely need a few minutes to set it up. Once the fishing rod holder is ready, you can conveniently avoid wear and tear on your reals, scratched or tampered guides, or blunt fishing tops. This project involves minimum carpentry skills, and the number of equipment needed is also on the lower side.
Unique Stand For Your Fishing Rod
This is an excellent and beautifully finished stand for your fishing rod. Even though it barely fits five to six rods, it is an excellent option for people with small families. If you have a larger family with more than six members, you will need to increase the measurements and get more wood to build a bigger version of the same device. The tutorial attached covers everything you need to know about building your fishing rod stand for the first time.
Simple PVC Fishing Rod Holder
While we already covered the instructions to build a PVC fishing rod holder, in this segment we’ll take about the easier version of the same PVC holder. Unlike the former, this project can be achieved in only 10 dollars. All you will need is a PVC pipe with a diameter of 2 inches, and a length of 24 inches. Next, you need to get the pipe cut in one-third. For a sleek and finished look, simply add a couple of end caps like the previous project. Overall, this project is quite simple, and you would certainly love working around it.
Well, building your DIY fishing rod holder is THAT simple! All you will need is the right equipment and once you have them in place, you can follow our guidelines and build your fishing rod holder just the way you wanted to. Since we shared tips about all kinds of fishing rod holders including DIY fishing rod holder wall mounts, setting up your own project will be a breeze! Simply explore your options, determine the kind of space you can spare, source the right equipment, and start your new DIY project right away!