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#1 Fly3r


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

I found this photo while searching for truck accessories and fishing equipment that can be useful for fishing trips. Has anyone tried making a DIY rod holder made of PVC? Got any tips for this?



#2 Bimini15


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

Not truck accessories, but I have made pvc rod holders and carts for the kayak and the canoe.
I use pvc pipe as a push pole when in the shallows.
The only advice is to watch for the pipe with the right wall thickness for the project. Some can be kind of flimsy.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:01 AM

Looks like a thieves' delight to me. You' d have to be welded to that truck.



#4 mikechell


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

1.  The rod holder pictured is easily manufactured.  You can see all the parts in the photo.  A can of PVC primer and cement (can be bought together in a package)


2.  WAY back, when I used to do some surf fishing (conventional gear), I used U-brackets to secure PVC tubes to a 2x6.  Both ends of the 2x6 had a 2x2 post that fit into the front stake pockets, right behind the cab.  Took up much less room that the contraption above.


(Been so long since I had a truck, I don't even know if they still put stake pockets in there)

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#5 Bugsy


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

PVC pipe degrades with UV exposure. A coat of paint will prolong its outdoor life considerably.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:06 PM

first, if I thought I would need 12 rods I would stay home. If my fishing partner felt I need to bring 6 rods I would make him stay home. If I had a pick up truck I would probably need something like that. My only tip would be to make one for less rods and angle them down so they are not pointing straight up.working with pvc is pretty straight forward.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:38 PM

9ft rod + height of the truck bed 3ft = tips of rods 12ft up.

Wouldn't work around here. Too many over angling trees on the main road, on the road leading to good fishing spots there would be no way.

Unless you take apart your rod but at that point might as well put them in a case.

Just a thought.

If I were to build something like this I'd go with how Mikechell said.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

Have only made them for the kayak.  The only "advice" I can give is that in order to accommodate a fully rigged rod, you need some sort of slot.  This is a berkley rod holder zip tied to a milk crate.  Modifications had to be made...


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Posted Yesterday, 01:50 PM

That one in the truck appears to bungy corded in and looks like he can load and unload it rods and all in one trip.

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