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    sand spike rod holders

    what is your favorite for the beach and sand?? pvc only, pvc and metal? or maybe all metal ?? thinking of making 2 for the trip, although I really don't care for fishing the beach and sand, especially if people are around in the water.....the sand on everything is a real pain in the rear for me
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    2" PVC only.
    I like an 7 foot piece, cut diagonally into two 3 3/4 foot sections.

    +1 on keeping reels out of the sand.
    It kills more reels than anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post

    +1 on keeping reels out of the sand.
    It kills more reels than anything else.
    that is why I prefer the pier, plus the people around are other fisher's and not swimmers .....I already have somewhere pvc cut for this, but thought of using aluminum angle along with the pvc ....the angle more for the sand spike and the pvc for the rod holder ....I have seen this type before and seems easy to use and get in the sand deeper (with a added piece for your foot to stand on adding body weight)
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    I have always used pvc pipe angle cut on one end; keep it simple. If you add metal, use stainless hardware only.

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    2" pvc for me. I use a 5ft long section with a mitter cut at the bottom. Dont forget the rubber mallet to knock them in.

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    what about something like this?? maybe with pvc for the actual rod holder, clamped on the angle (like I don't have enough to do already)

    Bill..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychobilly View Post
    2" pvc for me. I use a 5ft long section with a mitter cut at the bottom. Dont forget the rubber mallet to knock them in.
    2" PVC is needed for the handle on my largest surf rod. 5 feet long is a good length for me too. I use some made with 1.5" PVC for smaller rods if fished that day. All holders have a steep angle cut on one end made with a large chop saw (Be careful).

    I've had some massive strikes over 30+ years of surf fishing, and never had one pulled out of the sand.
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    Bill, I have two aluminium angle and pvc sand spikes that I have been using for close to 16 years and have had no trouble .Of course I don't lay them in the road and run back and forth to see if they will break !!!!

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    I forgot to put the tail gate up one night and lost both of my pvc ones. started back tracking and found both of them in the road. they had been run over quite abit. Other than the road rash and tire marks there was no damage still using them to this day. I use them from the sand at the beach to the mud in the lake for catfish best 5 bucks I've spent.
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    well that video was just for the style, I can guarantee mine sure will take a run over, I already have some aluminum angle and pvc pipe, just thought of joining the 2 ....I can see the angle with a ledge(angle at sand height once in)) to stand on easier to get in the sand ....if I have time I will play with it, really won't take too long to make
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