How Do You Make an Ice Fishing Rod Holder?

Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the winter weather. However, it can be difficult to keep your rod in place when fishing through the ice.

This is where an ice fishing rod holder comes in handy.

An ice fishing rod holder is a device that helps you store your fishing rods while out on the ice. It consists of a base and several arms that hold your rods upright and secure.

The base can be made from wood, metal, plastic or any other material that won’t crack or break in cold temperatures. The arms are usually adjustable so you can adjust them to fit your specific rods.

You’ll need some basic tools and materials to make your own ice fishing rod holder. These include: a saw, drill with bits, screws, bolts, washers, nuts and bolts, glue or epoxy and a few pieces of scrap wood or metal.

The first step is to decide on the size and shape of your rod holder. You’ll need to measure the diameter of your rods as well as the length of each arm. Once you have these measurements you can start cutting out pieces for the base and arms.

Next you’ll need to drill holes in the pieces for attaching them together. Make sure they line up properly before drilling any holes. Once all of the pieces are drilled out it’s time to assemble them using screws, bolts and washers.

Once all of the pieces are assembled it’s time to attach them together using glue or epoxy if needed.

If desired you can also paint your rod holder for extra durability against water damage.


Making an ice fishing rod holder is not a difficult task but does require patience and attention to detail. With some basic tools and materials anyone can build their own custom ice fishing rod holder for their specific needs. All it takes is a little bit of planning and preparation before getting started!

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Emma Gibson