How Do You Make a Fishing Pole Rod Holder?

Making your own fishing rod holder is an incredibly easy and cost-effective way to keep your poles safe and out of the way. Not only will it free up valuable storage space, but it will also allow you to show off your rods in style. Here’s how to make your own fishing pole rod holder.

Gather Your Materials

The first step in making a fishing rod holder is gathering all the necessary materials. You’ll need two pieces of wood that are the same size and thickness, two wooden dowels, wood glue, nails, a saw, sandpaper, wood stain or paint, and some hooks or eyelets.

Measure and Cut the Wood

Once you have all the materials gathered, you can start measuring and cutting your wood. The two pieces should be cut to the same size – about four inches wide by six inches long. Once they are cut to size, you can use a saw to cut out a rectangular hole in one piece of wood for the dowel rods to fit into.

Drill Holes for Dowels

Next you’ll need to drill holes for the dowel rods. You should drill one hole in each corner of the rectangular hole you just cut out – this is where the dowels will go. Make sure that the holes are big enough for the dowels to fit into but not so big that they aren’t securely held in place.

Assemble Pieces Together

Once you have drilled all of the necessary holes, you can start assembling all of the pieces together. Start by applying a generous amount of wood glue around each hole.

Then insert one end of each dowel rod into its respective hole. Finally, attach the two pieces of wood together using nails or screws.


Add Finishing Touches

Now it’s time to add some finishing touches to your fishing rod holder. You can do this by sanding down any rough edges or surfaces on your holder before painting or staining it with a color of your choice. Finally, add some hooks or eyelets so that you can hang your rods securely from them.


Making a fishing pole rod holder is an easy and affordable way to keep your poles safe and organized. All it takes is some basic materials like wood, dowels, glue, nails and paint/stain – plus some time and patience – and soon enough you’ll have a stylish rod rack that will look great wherever it’s displayed!


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Emma Gibson