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Any on the go fisherman knows that transporting your gear is already frustrating--even without a 7-foot rod poking you in the back of your head for the entire trip. The simplest solution seems to be not to bring your rod. You convince yourself that the lake is going to be dried up, and the fish are probably gone this time of year. You get to your location, and there it is: a beautiful, deep lake that you just know is filled to the brim with fish. So what do you do? Of course you drive as fast as you can to the local Walmart and purchase a rod. The problem with this is that even the cheapest rod is pretty expensive, and you know in the back of your head that you are just going to have to leave it there when you leave. So why even bother? I asked myself the same question, and came up with a design for a cheap, easy to make transportible rod. Perfect for the recreational fisherman.

Materials: Two pant hangers with removable cardboard tube, Duct tape (a necessity for any project), an unsharpened pencil,and fishing line (any amount that you think that you need; this design is pretty good, but it's still homade, meaning less is more.)
 
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Step 1. look deep into the back of your closet for two pant hangers with the cardboard tube atached. Remove the tubing and discard the wire. tape the tubings together at the top, middle, and bottom. You could tape it more to make it stronger but it isn't necassary.