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Planning on building a rod rack for the apartment just to get my stuff out of the car as I dont have a boat.. does anyone have any schematics for one or ideas.. I have thought about doing it with wood.. but have also considered getting some PVC pipe to drop them into and wood for the top end. but I want it to look good... LET ME KNOW!

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Have you looked at BPS to see what they have to offer?

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There's several Youtube videos out there that detail some simple designs.  Some are ugly, some are elegantly simple.  Here's a couple posted here: http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/124355-home-made-economical-rod-racks/

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I've got this one bookmarked as a potential DIY project for myself: http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/gear/fishing/2009/05/do-it-yourself-fishing-rod-holder?page=0%2C0

 

Page 1 is an overview

Page 2 is the cutting list

Page 3 is the schematic

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My dad and I have built a couple google Minwax fishing rod rack and it should come up it's really nice

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My dad and I have built a couple google Minwax fishing rod rack and it should come up it's really nice

 

I have a couple racks that use this design, and it works VERY well.

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Both of ours have come out very well and the instructions are very simple and easy to follow telling you what you need

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I built this one - same basic design as mentioned above.  Width optimized to fit some wall space I had in the garage, casters to move it around if necessary. Room for 9 combos with plenty of handle clearance.

 

Cost?  $10-$12 bucks I think. Whatever 2 pieces of 1"x6"x6' pine cost me at Lowe's.  I had some 2x3 stock for the feet, the screws, and the walnut stain left-over from other projects. The casters came with a plastic storage container the wife bought and she didn't want to use the wheels.

 

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I built this one - same basic design as mentioned above.  Width optimized to fit some wall space I had in the garage, casters to move it around if necessary. Room for 9 combos with plenty of handle clearance.

 

Cost?  $10-$12 bucks I think. Whatever 2 pieces of 1"x6"x6' pine cost me at Lowe's.  I had some 2x3 stock for the feet, the screws, and the walnut stain left-over from other projects. The casters came with a plastic storage container the wife bought and she didn't want to use the wheels.

 

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Nice are those xtremes?????

Tight lines

Andrew

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Nice

Nice are those xtremes?????

Tight lines

Andrew

 

Thanks.

 

L-R:  Five BPS Crankin' Sticks, three St. Croix Legend Extreme cranking rods, one St. Croix Rage rod.

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Thanks.

 

L-R:  Five BPS Crankin' Sticks, three St. Croix Legend Extreme cranking rods, one St. Croix Rage rod.

I am jealous all I have are 2 LTBs two rage an avid and 3 Mojos

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I am jealous all I have are 2 LTBs two rage an avid and 3 Mojos

 

It's not how many tools you have...but how you use the tools you do have.... ;)  Sounds like you got the stuff to go kick some bass.... :lol:

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Lol ain't that the truth

Tight lines

Andrew

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After seeing this thread I decided to build one. Cost out of my pocket $2.68 for the screws. Items used: 2x4, 10 ft long cut into 3 ft. 6 double hooks screwed onto 2x4. Holds up to 12 rods. Hanging in the garage.

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Thanks guys.. I want to try and build one like Goose52.. doesnt look tough at all really.. 

 

It's not hard.  I sketched mine out to fit the space I had and used a 4.5" center-to-center spacing for the rods so the reels wouldn't bang into each other. I probably could have used 4" c-t-c and got in a 10th combo and still had enough clearance for the reels.  I didn't use any on-line plans but I did have a store-bought rack to use as a model (see photo).  The store-bought rack uses 2.75" c-t-c which is much too close for a working rack and is even marginal for a display rack where you aren't handling the rods all the time.

 

The angle of the board that the bottom of the rod butt contacts is important - I used about 30 degrees off vertical.  Also, the horizontal location of the upper and lower supports needs some thought to keep the rods vertical.  Six inch width (5.5" actual) stock gives enough clearance for reels when the rack is positioned against a wall.

 

Have fun!

 

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After seeing this thread I decided to build one. Cost out of my pocket $2.68 for the screws. Items used: 2x4, 10 ft long cut into 3 ft. 6 double hooks screwed onto 2x4. Holds up to 12 rods. Hanging in the garage.

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Looks great man.. glad you got inspired!

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A horizontal rack is great for short term storage - you don't need a ton of head room.  I'd prefer to store rods vertically for the long term, however.

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Looks great man.. glad you got inspired!

thanks and thanks for posting this thread.

A horizontal rack is great for short term storage - you don't need a ton of head room. I'd prefer to store rods vertically for the long term, however.

Mr. Francho, why? Is it better for the rods?

A couple of hours after I put the rods up I started thinking what if the rods got stolen. I'd be devastated if that happened. Then I remembered a neighbor telling me that someone broke into their garage and stole their belongings. Can't keep anything safe now days. With that said sometime in the future I will be building a vertical stand so I can keep my rods indoors.

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If they sit too long, in the heat, they can develop a permanent bend.

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I've got this one bookmarked as a potential DIY project for myself: http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/gear/fishing/2009/05/do-it-yourself-fishing-rod-holder?page=0%2C0

 

Page 1 is an overview

Page 2 is the cutting list

Page 3 is the schematic

WARNING: The link in this post has been compromised and nearly infected my PC.

 

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Goose, I like your design.  You obviously put some thought into it before building.  I am too lazy to remove my reels before storing the rod like the one rod rack shows.  Currently I'd need 4 the size you made.  On second thought, maybe it is best I keep them in the closet where it is harder for my wife to get an accurate count.  :teeth:

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I didn't build this but it works great as a rod rack. It's from the local golf course out of the pro shop. It's used to display a set of irons originally. It'll hold 6 combos or 12 rods.

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I didn't build this but it works great as a rod rack. It's from the local golf course out of the pro shop. It's used to display a set of irons originally. It'll hold 6 combos or 12 rods.

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Thats a cool way to recycle man... 

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