Introduction: 3D Printed Fishing Pole Holder

About: GRiP designs and manufactures 3D printed assistive devices for children and adults with upper limb differences all throughout the nation.

Follow these instructions well to make a 3-D Printed Fishing Pole Holder.

Step 1: Take Measurements

Measure the diameter of the base of the fishing pole.

Measure the length of the persons forearm (for the cuff).

Step 2: Open Parts File

Change dimensions as needed.

Save the new file as an STL.

Step 3: Print the Two Pieces

Using a 3-D printer, print each piece of the fishing pole holder.

Step 4: Thermoforming

Using a heat-gun or water, thermoform the cuff to desired shape.

Using a heat-gun or water, thermoform the z-piece around fishing pole securing it in place. Pay special attention to ensure that the holes on the z-piece align with the holes on the base of the cuff. Feel free to use screws, pins, or anything else to keep the two pieces aligned.

Step 5: Assembly

Place fishing rod in the basin on the cuff.

Cover the rod with the z-piece and secure it in place with screws.

If rod is not tightly secured, drill a screw through the bottom of the rod through the base of the cuff.

Put padding on the inside of the cuff, as to not cause any irritation to the skin.

Loop velcro through the cuff to be used to secure the cuff to the arm.

Step 6: FISH

Go fish.