• Wall mounted rod holder options, or DIY?

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 #243324  by The Quadfather
 Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:05 pm
What are some of you using for a wall mounted rod holder? Either vertical or horizontal. I came home with one from Cabellas, and it’s junk, or going in the garbage.
Of course a guy could fabricate something, but I just sold all my woodworking gear.

Post a pic, if you have something that you really like.

Edit: I may just buy 15-20 screw in stud hooks, like you hang a bag from.
 #243325  by Onmygame
 Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Out in my garage in a corner is a rather large planter that I stand rods up in.

In a spare bedroom is a 6 gallon crock in a corner where I do the same.

Some have reels seated, some don't. All that are 2 piece are kept together with twist ties until time to leave the house and go fishing. Pipe cleaners work well too.

Not what you were asking for - just a different option.

 #243327  by BARCHASER
 Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:35 pm
At last count, I have around 12 salmon, steelhead, trout and bottom fishing rods. I hang them on hooks screwed into the ceiling of my garage. Since I park my Seahawk in the garage most of the rods are easy to reach, just get in the boat or stand on the trailer fenders. Works pretty good, the rods are safe and out of the way.

The only problem I have is the hooks are not circular. They are typical hooks, like you would hang clothes on. The circular hooks are either too small or they are real big ones like you would use to hang a bicycle. Anybody know where I can get circular hooks the right size for rods? I've looked around and I cant find any.
 #243334  by hewesfisher
 Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:48 am
Screw in style hooks like these. Can find vinyl coated ones at most any hardware store. Couple with a closed loop "hook" for the rod butt and you've got instant, custom made rod holders. Works good unless, as in my case, the ceiling is 14' high. [wink]
 #243336  by eat-sleep-fish
 Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:28 am
I think it would be cheap and easy to do one out of PVC pipe and tees. Just glue the tees in series with a little pipe in between and add a piece of pipe ti the outlet of the tee for a little length. I searched PVC rod holder on the internet and there was a bunch of different types. Some freestanding, some for overhead, some for wall mounted, even one that looked to hold 20 rods with a handle and wheels.
 #243338  by TrackerPro16
 Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:30 am
I cut the end off of a bunch of spent 12 ga shotgun shells and slit them, screwed them to a board. They work ok. What works better is the two part one I got from Amazon. Adjustable and holds them securely. My spare rods are all just tipped into a corner in the garage, laying on top of each other...
https://www.amazon.com/DU-BRO-Fishing-S ... Src=detail
 #243343  by salmonkiller
 Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:38 am
My dad made me this for xmas a few years ago. but most of my rods are stored in rafters of my garage.... I have a stairway to the 2nd floor of my garage that makes easy access to the rods.



I did a google search and found some good ideas.
 #243345  by The Quadfather
 Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Salmonkiller, PVC... you gotta loves it. For me PVC is #2 man’s creation, right behind Zip Ties.
I’ll crafting something up this weekend. Thanks for the pics.
 #243349  by Sideburns
 Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:55 am
I made these holders many years ago for my little aluminum boat. Modified an existing design & made from 1/4 inch rubber for horse stalls. One of these days, I'll come up with something that I can transport rods with, store rods with and mount in the boat when fishing.....
 #243350  by hewesfisher
 Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:06 am
Sideburns wrote:ran out of wall space in the shop, working on second layer... +1 for pvc!

That's got to make breaker panel access difficult, but it's all about priorities. :cheers:
 #243356  by hewesfisher
 Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:20 am
Sideburns wrote:Its only caused 1 semi-life-threatening situation......but the rods were ok!


Lots of great ideas in this topic. [thumbup]