How Do You Make a PVC Pipe for a Fishing Rod Holder?

Making a PVC pipe for a fishing rod holder is a great way to protect your fishing rods and keep them organized. It can also be done quickly and inexpensively using PVC pipes. You will need to purchase the appropriate size of PVC pipe, connectors, and glue.

The first step is to measure the length of the PVC pipe you need. Measure the width of your boat or fishing area and then decide how many rods you want to fit in the holder.

Once you have determined the size of PVC pipe needed, cut it to length with a hacksaw or jigsaw. The next step is to choose your connectors. You will need at least three connectors – two elbows and one tee fitting – depending on how many rods you wish to hold in your holder.

Once you have all your pieces cut, it’s time to assemble them together with PVC glue. Put a generous amount of glue on each joint before sliding them together firmly until they are secure.

Make sure not to over-tighten as this may cause damage or breakage to the fittings. Allow the glue time to dry before installing your fishing rod holder into place.

Installing Your Fishing Rod Holder

Once your fishing rod holder is assembled, it’s time to install it onto your boat or fishing area. Depending on where you are mounting it, there are several options for installation including screws, bolts, and straps.

If mounting on a boat, use stainless steel screws and washers that are appropriate for marine use so that they don’t corrode over time due to exposure from salt water or other elements.


Making a PVC pipe for a fishing rod holder is an easy and affordable way to store and protect your rods while keeping them organized and out of harm’s way. With just some simple measurements, connectors, glue, and installation materials such as screws and bolts, you can have a sturdy fishing rod holder setup in no time!

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Daniel Bennet