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Project by drbyte posted 08-06-2013 06:25 PM 5624 views 39 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple little block of maple(any hardwood will do), about 3”x5”x1”. About 7” of welding rod, 3/16” stainless in this case. Three holes to drill and one small notch at top. Lightly sanded. Blend with small amount of Danish oil and Viola!, the handiest thing you can have for river-bank fishing! Oh, and an old 5/16” rod in bottom. Keeps your pole safe and sound and frees up both hands for helping the kids, grand kids, or whatever. So easy and compact to stow away! Even holds a cigarette or cigar in notch while holding rod in hand!! Dual purpose I reckon!! A true epiphany! My old holders were made from 1.25” PVC and quite bulky to pack and carry. Now this one fits in the same chair pouch as my rod and chair! Grab it and go with a small Plano 3640 box and you’re all set! SWMBO says i need to patent this but I guess it’ll be too late now! Got to get a dozen more made for all the kids and fishing buddies now!

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 07:14 PM

Wow! That is excelent idea. Thank for share! Try to copy.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 09:32 PM

Great idea! Sometimes the simple things give the greatest pleasure!

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 10:21 PM

Simple but cool ,great idea.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 11:26 PM

Very slick idea!

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 11:41 PM

Great idea Dennis !
I really like the compactness of it.
Throw a few of those in your tackle box and you are good to go.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#6 posted 08-07-2013 02:09 AM

Very well done ! Thanks for sharing : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 08-07-2013 03:24 AM

Excellent idea

-- Norman

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 03:34 AM

That’s fantastic! I’m absolutely using your idea. Three kids, two hands and I actually want to fish when I take them fishing. Thanks so much!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#9 posted 08-07-2013 06:33 AM

I like it.Good idea.

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#10 posted 08-07-2013 07:30 AM

neat idea, a priceless treasure if you have more than one child with you on a fishing trip..Oh, you can betcha they will be holding onto their rod and reel, but I would definitely need a place to sit mine. Because if there is anything that I have learned throughout the years it is, fish by oneself = not many fish caught…take a kid fishing= all the fish in the waterway jump in the cooler..

It is the craziest thing I have ever seen and this would surely help. looking good!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#11 posted 08-07-2013 11:32 AM

Very cool, need 2 of these for our trip into the mountians in 2 week for trout fishing…. Thx for the idea…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 08-07-2013 03:27 PM

Way cool

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#13 posted 08-07-2013 04:43 PM

That is a great idea. I’m going to have to rip off your design. Thanks for posting it.

-- Dave K.

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#14 posted 08-07-2013 05:16 PM

Very nice !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#15 posted 08-08-2013 02:52 AM

Great Idea and design .
Will make some nice present for any fisherman .
Don’t mind if I copy this one it’s just too good .

-- Kiefer 松

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