Now, let us begin...
If you're going ice fishing and you don't want your rod to go down the hole, you might want to make one of these.
What you need:
- several lengths of wood or plastic pipe (2 x 18'' and 1 x 24'' used here) - approximately the diameter of a broom handle
- nut and bolt, or screw of suitable size
- reel (the one used was $3 at Walmart)
- zip ties (at least 4)
- a few small eye screws (or round staples)
Also needed (but not pictured):
- fishing line
- ice auger
- Frozen Lake
Step 1: Begin Assembly
Sizes don't have to be perfect, use whatever you have on hand.
Step 2: Assemble "X"
(An additional bolt was added on the pipe to help secure the rod.)
You can attach this to your existing fishing rod, or proceed to next step to build your own.
Step 3: Reel Assembly
Step 4: Attach Stick/Rod
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Step 6: Tip It Up
All points of contact are on the surface of the ice, not in the hole (the hole is generally 5'' - 8'' in diameter depending on the size of your auger).