PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

General Fishing Discussion, Questions about Fishing, Gear, Baits, Tips, Techniques

PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by DallanC » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:54 pm

Couple years ago I built a bunch of rod holders out of PVC. They were U shaped instead of the circle design shown below. They worked fine in the U shape, one leg on each side of the hole. Well again I had some spare pvc and I decided to try adding some home brew auto-hooking capability. Normally I hold a rod and jig it, but we do put out other rods in shallower and deeper water from our location to see if fishing is better either way from where we setup. Those poles I wanted to try this type of design on.

That said, here is what I ended up with, I enclosed the loop and added the trigger:

Image

Image

Looking forward to giving them a try this winter!


-DallanC
DallanC
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 517
Images: 31
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:26 pm

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by Martymcfly73 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Those things are awesome! I would interested to hear how they work.
Martymcfly73
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:57 pm
Location: Messin' with Sasquatch

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by k2muskie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:40 pm

Is this the same setup you used at Starvation and looks like it worked just fine per your report.
We never get skunked...its the fish that get skunked they just keep missing our lures....
k2muskie
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:23 am

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by DallanC » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:13 pm

Oh yea! They worked GREAT! I need to make some adjustments to the overall design over the summer for next year, primarily to adjust to different length poles. The shorter the pole the more of an angle the trip wire sat at to hold it which made it less sensitive. But, for the minor $$$ it cost to build, it was WELL worth it. They are fun to watch go off expecially if you fish multiple poles. We had fish hooked in the side of the head as they bumped or swatted at the lures which shows they went off at the right times. Some pictures I actually remembered to take from the Starvation trip:

autohook1.jpg


autohook2.jpg



-DallanC
DallanC
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 517
Images: 31
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:26 pm

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by k2muskie » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:12 am

Well there you go always nice when something one makes works and best of all catches fish. Nothing better than that.
We never get skunked...its the fish that get skunked they just keep missing our lures....
k2muskie
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:23 am

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by DallanC » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:58 pm

Gotta say after using these a dozen times or so since I made them, they work FANTASTIC. I've always wondered if dead-stick was better or worse than jigging, but it seems the deadstick poles in a rig like this out produce the other hand held poles. I have a couple ideas for a even better release but as is, they work really really good.


-DallanC
DallanC
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 517
Images: 31
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:26 pm

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by Huntoholic » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:36 pm

How did you do the release? If it is something you don't want out I understand.
Huntoholic
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:44 am

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by DallanC » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:07 pm

Huntoholic wrote:How did you do the release? If it is something you don't want out I understand.


Its no secret, I had guys come over to me up on CC last week taking iPhone pictures of them. A while back on another forum we started building these home made versions after that commercial "jaw jacker" thing came out. I had a different trigger idea initially but someone came up with a simplier design I use now. I might modify it again to make it even more sensitive... but as is, its 1 moving part so its uber simple.

I will take some close up pictures and post them for you shortly. I just use some spare acetylene welding rod for the trigger as its so stiff, but any wire that is fairly rigid would work.

-DallanC
DallanC
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 517
Images: 31
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:26 pm

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by DallanC » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:24 pm

Close up's of the release trigger. The angle where the tip catches is the most critical. Start with longer wire and trim it back as you fine tune it for hair trigger.

Click on the thumb nails to see larger images.

96

97

98

99

-DallanC
DallanC
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 517
Images: 31
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:26 pm

Re: PVC ice fishing rod holders w/ auto hook

by Huntoholic » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:51 pm

Thanks for the information!
Huntoholic
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:44 am

Next

Return to Fishing Questions, Gear, Tips & Tricks and General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron