The Tip Board
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.