How Do You Make a Bucket for a Fishing Pole Holder?

Making a fishing pole holder bucket is a great way to store and transport your rods and tackle. It’s easy to make with the right supplies, and it can be customized to fit your needs. Here’s how you can make one yourself.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You’ll need a 5-gallon bucket with a lid, some PVC pipes, an electric drill, PVC glue or epoxy, screws, and a saw. Optional supplies include handles and hinges.

Step 2: Cut the PVC Pipes

Measure the length of your bucket and then cut four pieces of PVC pipes that are slightly shorter than that measurement. They need to fit inside the bucket without touching the sides.

Step 3: Drill Holes in the Bucket

Using an electric drill, make two holes on each side of the bucket that are slightly larger than the diameter of your PVC pipes. This will allow you to insert them into the holes.

Step 4: Attach the Pipes

Using PVC glue or epoxy, attach two pipes to each side of the bucket.

Make sure they are secure before moving onto the next step.

Step 5: Add Handles and Hinges (Optional)

If desired, add handles and hinges to your bucket for easy carrying and opening. Screw them into place using screws.


Making a fishing pole holder bucket is easy with just a few supplies. Cut four pieces of PVC pipes that fit inside your bucket, drill holes in each side for them to fit into, attach them with glue or epoxy, then add handles and hinges if desired. With this simple process, you can make a fishing pole holder that is customized for you!

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Emma Gibson