This is a bait bucket rod holder. It combines the convenience of a rod holder with the functionality of a bait bucket. The water and bait in the bucket functions as a weight to hold down the rod when a large fish hooks on , ensuring you don't lose your catch. This is a picture of the final product.
Materials: 1: 5 gallon paint bucket 2: 1 foot lengths of 1.25 inch PVC pipe, depending on your rod handle girth 4: 1.5 inch stainless steel bolts with 4 nuts to fit 4: rubber and metal washers to fit the bolts 1: drill / drill bit (same size as the bolts)