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Picture of PVC Fishing Rod Rack

If you've been looking for a cheap and easy way to store your fishing found it!

My brother is an avid fisherman and has quite a few fishing rods.  I wanted to get him something usefull this year for I came up with this.

You can customize this plan to fit as many rods as you need. 

The cost for this project (24 rod rack) is around $25 to $30 and will take you an hour or two. 


Step 1: Supplies you will need

Picture of Supplies you will need
2" PVC pipe - 20 ft
6 - 90 degree fittings
2 - T Fittings
24 1/2" pipe straps
2 - S hooks
Compound Mitre Saw
Dremel with sanding attachment
2 Drill bits - 1 larger than your screw size, the other slightly smaller than your screw size
2" hole saw
PVC primer
PVC glue
1" Flat head general purpose screws
Tape Measure
haroldbranch made it!2 years ago

Here is the picture of the one I made using the leftover pieces of pvc after I drilled my holes, instead of using pipe straps (I finally figured out how to upload picture).

rod holder 1.JPG

This is a great plan and I just finished making my rod holder. I made mine to hold only 18 rods (using 40" instead of 52" pvc pieces. The other thing I did different was to use the oval shaped cut out pieces of pvc that were leftover after I drilled out the holes with my hole saw bit.....I used these leftover pieces of pvc in place of the pipe straps and they work good (I just hate to waste anything) Thanks so much for this idea. I'm trying to figure out how to add an image but just haven't figured out yet.

jonathank94 years ago

i put wheels on mine

kmdill7 years ago
Wow, I just now saw this as I was lurking about the site. THANK YOU! Great idea, I can think of several uses for "stuff" besides my fishing poles! Long handled tools were already mentioned, I also have several walking sticks leaning against the closet wall, long umbrellas, couple of canes...I may have to anchor the bottom so it won't tip but that would be simple to add.
arthur927108 years ago
Nice, I want to build one for gardening tools!