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D.I.Y. Portable Rod & Tackle Holder

Rod Carrier Box

Some of the best ideas of course come from problems. You have a problem and someone solves it.......Easy! Well one of the problems I had was when I finished fishing or when I was preparing all my tackle to fish I always found that I leaned my Fishing Rods up against a Car, or a Wall, or a Jetski, or a Trailer or if against someone happened to stand still for too long, I would use them for support. Inevitably that temporary Rod Stand would either move or the Rod would be blown over by the wind. The consequences would be a scratched, damaged, or broken Rod or Reel. Then I seen that some of the overseas Kayak Fishing guys used Milk Crates as Rod Holders and Temporary Tackle storage systems. This seemed to be a perfect solution for my requirements as I could organise some of my small tackle items also. That was anothe rissue for me, keeping everything in one place before I launch and when I return form Sea. So off to the plastic shop I went! 

I found an ideal size and shaped Plastic Crate which measured 550mm long x 350mm wide and 300mm high. The rest was easy here is a list of parts required and heres how to do it......

  • Plastic Crate
  • White P.V.C. 50mm Pipe
  • Plastic Cable Ties
  • Drill
  • Hacksaw to cut the P.V.C. Pipe
  • Hot Air Gun and Towball if you want to flare the top of your Rod Holders

Step #1 Purcahse some 50mm o.d. P.V.C. Plumbing Pipe and cut into lengths just higher than the Plastic Crate  

Step #2 Drill holes 6mm (or a bit wider than your Plastic Cable Ties) at the top, bottom, and centre of your P.V.C. Pipe.  

Step #3 Drill some holes the same size in the Crate and secure the White Rod Holders to the Crate with the Plastic Tie Wraps

Step #4 You can make the White Rod Holders look better and easier to insert your Rods by Flaring the Top of the P.V.C. Pipes like I showed you here Rod Protectors

As you can see below the Rod Holder Carrier can facilitate 6 Rods and lots of tackle....Job done!

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Close up view of hot to fasten the Plastic Cable Tie Clips

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