|Project by johnstoneb||posted 01-29-2013 12:17 AM||3778 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
I built this rod wrapper out of birch about 20 years ago to support one of my other bad habits (fishing). I found a picture in a Cabela’s catalog and adapted it from there. In the first picture the left hand end slides out to support the overhanging rod blank (and will come all the way out if it is needed on the other end. The thread carriage slides and the right hand end slides also. In order to learn how to fly fish I had to convince my wife I could build a rod cheaper than I could buy one. I showed her the $500 rods so I had plenty of room to build a good one. This has become a very bad habit. I build rods for any excuse. Nice place to be in the winter inside in a warm basement..
The rod racks I built out of pine a few years ago. My father-in-law died and left me about a dozen rods all of a sudden I had to many rod and not enough corners to stack them in. I found the plans for a wall hung rack that didn’t use any hardware to hold the rods on the internet. I modified the plans. Built the rack back to back so I had storage on both sides and adapted them to set on the floor and then put some dowels on the ends to hang reels from. I used pine for them they really worked well.
My only fear now is if I die my wife will sell my fishing equipment for what I told her they cost me.
-- Bruce, Boise, ID