DIY Fishing Pole holder - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Ribeye3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 68
DIY Fishing Pole holder

I wanted to make a cooler rack/fishing pole holder to fit in my hitch until I realized that I would rather save the hitch for a swing away bike carrier. So I got to
thinking and this is what I came up with.

Let me know what you guys think!!

I have a rugged ridge light bar with 3 light mounts. As you can see I only used 2 mounts for my KC lights. So I decided I would incorporate the mounting spot into my design. All in all I spent $12. Most of the items I had at home.

I used an old aluminum umbrella that blew down and broke for the tubes. (Free)
I cut them into 12" segments.

I used a 1 1/2" x 1/2" and cut it to 13". (Found in garage, also free)

Then I used 3 U clamps from the local hardware store. (Around $2 a piece so $6)

Then I measured everything out drilling holes in the board. Using a 3/8" hole for the middle. I don't remember the size for the U clamps. After making sure everything would fit, I used a can of spray paint ($6) and painted it black to match.

Everything will need to be touched up a little bit, but for now it works.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 1.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	222.8 KB
ID:	287915   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 4.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	224.6 KB
ID:	287916  

Click image for larger version

Name:	jeep3.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	221.7 KB
ID:	287917  

Ribeye3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
New2012JEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NB, FL
Posts: 1,305
I like this, I wonder if I can legally drive with them mounted

__________________
2014 JKUS
OME 2" HD, MB 72 15's on 33" Goodyear DT's, Synergy Metal Grab Handles, ORO Center License Plate Bracket with LED Lights, Vector Offroad LPD, TrukLite Heads
New2012JEEP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
FXnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 592
As an avid fisherman myself, I'm trying to understand exactly the purpose of this...?

Would you be pulling up next to a pond/river/lake and casting, then sticking the rod in your holder while you make a lunch or something?
FXnut is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
New2012JEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NB, FL
Posts: 1,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by FXnut View Post
As an avid fisherman myself, I'm trying to understand exactly the purpose of this...?

Would you be pulling up next to a pond/river/lake and casting, then sticking the rod in your holder while you make a lunch or something?
I would need it for towing the boat, cab gets full much less trying to stuff 7 foot rods in it
__________________
2014 JKUS
OME 2" HD, MB 72 15's on 33" Goodyear DT's, Synergy Metal Grab Handles, ORO Center License Plate Bracket with LED Lights, Vector Offroad LPD, TrukLite Heads
New2012JEEP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
DC Dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by FXnut View Post
As an avid fisherman myself, I'm trying to understand exactly the purpose of this...?

Would you be pulling up next to a pond/river/lake and casting, then sticking the rod in your holder while you make a lunch or something?
Surf fishing and rod transport
DC Dennis is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Ribeye3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 68
I plan on mainly using it for rod transport. I always hate breaking down my poles. It seems like I'm always untangling the poles before I use them. This keeps them from getting tossed around in the back and potentially broken.
__________________
D.
Ribeye3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
ilikeguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 732
i have 9-11' surf fishing rods and have been trying to figure out how to best transport my rods w/o hitting the overpasses when i drive under them..

I'd like to see how the total overall height is...
ilikeguns is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Ribeye3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 68
I can measure mine when I get home.
__________________
D.
Ribeye3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 96
A single piece of gravel kicked up on the road can critically damage a graphite rod to the point of it failing (snapping) while fighting a fish or even just casting. I am a fly fisherman and my rods stay inside my Jeep when it is moving. I have Winston rods and the are worth almost $800 each (not counting the reel cost on top of that). Rather safe than sorry.

If you fly fish, I have found that the best way to carry rigged rods is to put the rod in backwards (reel first) from the tailgate area, ending up with the reels in the front passenger floorboard. I can fit my 10' WT 4 weight in that way with no problems and the only thing the rod touches is seat fabric.
ccoston is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
onetraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 724
I installed a Walmart pick up type gun rack in the rear side window of my Jeep. It works perfectly to hold 4 piece fly rods in their carry cases.

Otherwise a yakima or thule type top box is perfect for enclosed fishing rod carry. For the longer rods, you can use any ski rack, with the rods carried butt first. Both of these options protect the rods from flying rock damage.



Mike
__________________
2013 JKU Sahara, Commando Green - 2.5" Franken Lift - Rancho 9000xl shocks - 275/70r18 Cooper ST Maxx in summer - 265/70r18 Bizzaks in winter

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/re...ho-627602.html
onetraveller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
rustynail11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Mansfield (DFW area), TX
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikeguns View Post
i have 9-11' surf fishing rods and have been trying to figure out how to best transport my rods w/o hitting the overpasses when i drive under them..

I'd like to see how the total overall height is...
I just drove 7 hours from the TX gulf coast to Dallas with my 2 10Ft surf rods. I had be roof off so I used bungees and strapped them to the roll cage, one on each side. The tip of the rods was about the end of my hood. It worked great. Of course this solution will only work with the roof off.
rustynail11 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
EricShanaFG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Peal City, Oahu
Posts: 22
I normally strap my 13' Surf rod and all my other poles to the inside of the roll cage. They break down into two pieces and normally hangs out the back window a little bit but it works pretty well.
EricShanaFG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 93
i would do 2 things. Switch it around to the front, so that longer rod could sit all the way down. And also notch out the top, so the reel could sit down in and and lessens the movement of the rods.

Someone mentioned traveling with 9-11 foot rods. I use ski racks on the roof for travel, then once I get to the beach, I put them in the front rack for transport over the sand. But I also have to drive through some low hanging trees on the way to the beach, and don't want to snag one with my rods.

amcjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC