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Make Your Own Rod Carrier Tube

Uploaded on August 31, 2009

After struggling to find a rod holder to transport my 2 piece freshwater rods that would fit in my car, I finally decided to make one myself. Start with a length of 4" diameter PVC pipe, a PVC socket cap for 4" tubing, a screw cap for 4" tubing, and soft foam. I cut the pipe to 4' long with a hack saw to fit my 2 piece 7" rods. The standard length for PVC is 10', so you can make whatever length works best for you. Glue foam inside both caps to cushion the rods when they slide around. The parts will slide together easily and can be permanently bonded with PVC glue/cement. To make it look a little nicer, spray paint it with a good matte black paint. Take a look at my profile for pictures. It looks great, easily holds 4 rods, and fits in the back of my car much better than the longer tubes designed for big rods.

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

i'll try that sometime...... good idea

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

I use a similar method except I make individual cases with a narrow u slit cut so I can slide the rod into the tube and leave the reel attached. The reel handle slides into the u cut. I cover the reel with an old sock or two to protect it. I place a peice of foam pipe insulation in the end to jam the rod so it won't easily slide out. You can mark the cases to indicate which rod/ reel is in which one.-- No need to take it out to see.

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

i'll try that sometime...... good idea

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

I use a similar method except I make individual cases with a narrow u slit cut so I can slide the rod into the tube and leave the reel attached. The reel handle slides into the u cut. I cover the reel with an old sock or two to protect it. I place a peice of foam pipe insulation in the end to jam the rod so it won't easily slide out. You can mark the cases to indicate which rod/ reel is in which one.-- No need to take it out to see.

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