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Make Shift Rod Rack. What Do You Think?

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Hello,

 

I had been searching for a rod holder for my building for some time, 

its a metal wall building, 

 

one day i was looking at an old set of atv ramps i have with a broken hanger, and thought, Ill cut it down and use it.

self tapped it to the wall and used gorilla tape to soften the corners, 

 

hows it look?

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Looks good. Although I prefer to store my rods vertical, something about the sag I don't like.

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Looks fine but I don´t like rod racks; I like to keep my rods in rod tubes, I never store a rod with the reel mounted on it.

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I never store a rod with the reel mounted on it.

 

I am curious about this.  Is there a specific reason you do this?  I ask because I am about to wrap up my fishing until the spring.  My plan was to strip all the line from my reels, possibly disassemble and clean the reels, and wipe down the rods.  I intended to put the reels back onto the rods, but if there is a reason I shouldn't I won't.  BTW, I am only removing my line as a way to force myself to stay off the water.  Although you can theoretically fish all year here I am a terrible angler.  I got skunked more often than not during good fishing weather.  The last thing I want to do is go out and freeze my rear off only to go home disappointed.  It is a personal choice and I plan to stick to it. Besides if something comes up I can respool my reels in just a few minutes.

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I don't have the vertical space to store them upright

They don't flex much just the one medium a little

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That's a good example or repurposing something you're not using. My only question is where do put all the rest of them? 

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Lol!

That's all I have. For now

This is the first year that fishing went from a hobby once in a while to a obsession I want to persue fully

That lil dinky rod at the top was my only one for years it was an eagle claw collapsible ultralight I used til one day I Hooked a mamma fish and snapped it

That's when I got the bug

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I am curious about this.  Is there a specific reason you do this?  I ask because I am about to wrap up my fishing until the spring.  My plan was to strip all the line from my reels, possibly disassemble and clean the reels, and wipe down the rods.  I intended to put the reels back onto the rods, but if there is a reason I shouldn't I won't.  BTW, I am only removing my line as a way to force myself to stay off the water.  Although you can theoretically fish all year here I am a terrible angler.  I got skunked more often than not during good fishing weather.  The last thing I want to do is go out and freeze my rear off only to go home disappointed.  It is a personal choice and I plan to stick to it. Besides if something comes up I can respool my reels in just a few minutes.

 

I too am curious about this.  I've never pulled reels off the rod other than on the rare occasion I am travelling and the rods are in a pod.  Obviosuly if I'm cleaning or working on a reel I take it off, but as for storage - they stay attached.  Usually with line on them.  I tend to do a line swap in early spring spooling up all the mono and floro at the same time.  My braids I run for more than a year.

 

And to Felixone -- mad respect to someone who comes here and posts they are a terrible angler.  If you read the posts of most of us one may think this is a veritable think tank for the most elite of pros.  It's cool to see someone toss their ego aside and admit to a struggle with catching.  I suspect that mentality will lead you to a high level of success in the future as you are likely willing to read and listen to advice and then actually apply what works vs being stuck in your ways and missing new or better opportunities.  Good luck!

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Nice rack, man. I hesitate to leave my stuff out side ( in a garage), but that's just personal. Not that I have that much, though :).

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That is quality engineering right there.  Should you desire to make the edges softer, you can cut up and fit some foam pipe insulation.   I hope that isn't in a walkway.  You could skuff up a hip or a shoulder should you walk past it and forget that it is there.

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Nice rack, man. I hesitate to leave my stuff out side ( in a garage), but that's just personal. Not that I have that much, though :).

 

To that point, I have read that storing fishing gear in a garage is actually a bad idea.  I don't remember the specifics but the general idea was that the fumes and such associated with garages will "scent" your lures, especially soft plastics.  Many bass like the motor oil color...I don't know that they would like the taste, lol.

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Yeah. For one, the heat/cold can potentially deteriorate the rods or, more likely, the line. I keep all my tackle inside.

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I approve of any DIY project involving Gorilla Tape. (All other duct tape is obsolete garbage.) Well done, sir.

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Interesting thoughts

Now I am worried about my gear

Though it's more of a shed than a garage the temperature is Definatly at natures design

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Good thing I don't have to worry about any of that stuff y'all are talking about out here on the west coast. I store my rods on a $20 rack from sports chalet year round in the garage. Reels on the rods plastics in bins stacked up right next to them. No problems here?

To the op you might want to look at buying some of these to add to your rack.

http://www.***.com/Berkley_Rod_Racks/descpage-FLPJK.html

Or I've seen on eBay for cheaper individual clips for keeping your rods more secure.

There is also this.

http://www.***.com/Organized_Fishing_Horizontal_Wall_Rack/descpage-OFHWR.html

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You know, it's weird.  Everywhere you see, you hear of advice of storing the rods such that they don't bend.  But in most boat rod lockers, there's an inherit bend given to the rods (you boat owners know what I'm talking about.).

 

Now if you're like me, and fish throughout the year, you never "store" your rods in a non-bent position. Yet...I don't see any negative affects.  My rods are in the boat, 24/7/365 for years with no noticeable issues.  So I gotta wonder how much of a difference it really makes.

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I am curious about this.  Is there a specific reason you do this?  I ask because I am about to wrap up my fishing until the spring.  My plan was to strip all the line from my reels, possibly disassemble and clean the reels, and wipe down the rods.  I intended to put the reels back onto the rods, but if there is a reason I shouldn't I won't.  BTW, I am only removing my line as a way to force myself to stay off the water.  Although you can theoretically fish all year here I am a terrible angler.  I got skunked more often than not during good fishing weather.  The last thing I want to do is go out and freeze my rear off only to go home disappointed.  It is a personal choice and I plan to stick to it. Besides if something comes up I can respool my reels in just a few minutes.

 

 

Bet I get skunked more than you.   :cry:   Haven't bothered to take my Porta-Bote out the past 3 years.  Waste of time assembling/dis-assembling it.  Went to a lake twice this year to actually fish.  (Outside of my visit to Florida.)  Why waste the gas money (and travel time) when you know catching any fish is highly unlikely.  Rest of the time I go to a nearby boat ramp to practice knowing my chances of catching any fish there is slim to none.  I did catch the same pickerel there twice this year.  A friend took me out (at this river) a few weeks ago with his new $2000 plus sonar/fishfinder....or whatever you call those thingies....and all I've got to say is that was one stupid pickerel.  :teeth3:

 

Do what I do to keep your interest alive.  Buy a couple new rods and reels.  Then go out and have fun trying them out.  :teeth:

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I am thinking about packing up everything except one setup and bringing inside

Leaving one setup together for those rare mild days as the season continues to decline

Probably the lews speed spool and the skeet worm rod

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I think your rod holder is a great way of storing your combos. Like Glenn, I don't think it matters much whether they are stored vertically or horizontally, and do not separate the reels from the rods during storage. My boat is not in a garage, just covered. Tackle and gear are stored inside the house. If I had a secure, dry garage for the boat my gear would be stored there.

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Boy

Don't I feel silly after walking inside from putting all my reels in a box and bringing them inside lol

I am thinking about leaving rods outside tho

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OK!

FINE!

I brought in all my rods

Are you happy?

Lol kidding

I feel better now

I left one caster and one spinner outside rigged up for any mild days that come my way

A lews speed spool on a halo daylight MH

And a lews sgh300 spinner on a bass pro extreme xps

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