The Clever Pool Noodle Hack That Keeps Fishing Rods Neat And Tidy In The Garage

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Preparing the pool noodle is a simple task. Cut slits about two-thirds of the way through a pool noodle and four inches apart. The fishing rods slip into these slits and are held in place by friction. You can’t attach the pool noodle to the wall with just screws because the screw heads will pull through in no time, so put fender washers (large-diameter washers with standard-sized holes) on the screws, then attach to the wall. It’s always good to find a wall stud, but there’s no substantial strain on the pool noodle screws, so you’ll be fine with wall anchors in a dry-walled garage.

The base is fairly simple, too. Repurposed PVC is always handy around your home and garden, and if you go with PVC, you’ll want to align your 1-inch holes with the slits in the pool noodle, 4 inches from the center. Attach the pipe to the wall using pipe hanger strapping or plastic conduit strap sized for your PVC. Alternatively, you can just drill the hole in a board at least 3/4 inch thick. You can drill all the way through the board so that the fishing rod handles rest on the floor below, on a second piece of wood screwed to the first, or even on nothing at all… the rod will stop falling through at some point, probably within a few inches. With a Forster bit, you can make a wide, flat-bottomed hold partway through a single board.

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