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DIY Fishing Pole Cover

Protect your gear with this simple Fishing Pole Cover made from a pool noodle.

person putting a fishing pole into a cut pool noodle

Our son has invested money into his fishing poles and tackle. He is very proud of what he has and wants to keep it nice. Keep your RV nice with roasting fork covers.

We created this DIY Fishing Pole Cover for him. Yes, with the bright noodles, they look like lightsabers!

guy walking with two fishing poles that look like light sabers

I have to admit it. I am not a big fan of fishing. Hanging out at the edge of the water is great, but I do not want to touch fish, and I only seem to snag things, weeds, or trash.

If I fished with more consistency, I would probably get better.

I bought a fishing license this year, so maybe I will get better.

On the other hand, our son enjoys fishing and always seems to catch something. He is a catch-and-release type of guy, so he is never worried about the size of the fish that he snags.

guy holding a bass

He is concerned about keeping his fishing poles nice and stopping others from messing with his fishing gear.

When he joins us on camping trips, he spends a lot of time fishing. This homemade cooler cover keeps your drinks cool longer while you are fishing.

He will bring a few poles with him, but there is not much room in our car. His poles are kept at the foot of the backseat passengers.

We did not want either of the kids to get poked by the hook, so we made these covers. These covers would also protect a homemade fishing pole.

DIY Fishing Pole Cover

This simple project takes just a few minutes to complete. Because pool noodles are so cheap, it is a very inexpensive solution to keeping your fishing poles safe.

This project is not safe for little hands, but it does prevent kids from getting poked with a fishing hook.

Just slip off the fishing pole cover when you leave your fishing spot.

More Fishing Pole Hacks

Here are a few hacks that others have come up with.

Fishing Lure Case

Shelly came up with this fantastic idea for securing a lure. She stores a lure in a prescription pill container. How clever is that? This hack would work well with these pool noodle fishing pole covers.

fishing hook in a medicine bottle

Fishing Rod RV Storage

Dale added bungy cording to the underside of his RV’s storage area for fishing poles. This not only keeps the poles protected but also makes great use of space.

bungy cords in an RV storage compartment holding fishing poles

Even though I did not catch anything besides a plastic bag, I hope to get out and fish with my son again soon.

homemade fishing poles with covers leaned up against a tree in a campground
Yield: 1 cover

Fishing Pole Cover

Fishing Pole Cover

Protect your fishing pole and keep from getting poked with your hook with this clever cover.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • one pool noodle for each pole


  • a knife


    1. Cut a slit the long way down the side of a pool noodle.
    2. Place your fishing pole into the slit so that is in the middle of the pool noodle. The reel and the handle of the pool will be on the outside of the cover.
    3. Place the hook into the side of the pool noodle.


Store a fishing lure in a prescription bottle.

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Sharon Farwell

Friday 12th of May 2023

LOVE it. I am going to the Dollar store tomorrow to buy a noodle or two. Great idea and use different colors to differentiate the type of pole.

Diana Hansen

Saturday 13th of May 2023

Pool noodles have so many great uses!! Happy fishing!

Timothy Harris

Monday 15th of June 2020

thanks for the idea I will be using to place all rod in so I can keep them in back of my truck without getting damage from my fishing chair hitting them.

Let's Camp S'more

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Happy fishing!


Wednesday 30th of May 2018

This is SO cute - we have a ton of fishing poles everywhere in our garage so I'm going to show this to my husband and son!


Thursday 31st of May 2018



Sunday 20th of May 2018

I love this idea! Totally picking up a few pool noodles from the dollar store to protect the fishing poles we have.


Monday 21st of May 2018

They are so versatile!

Shirley Wood

Friday 18th of May 2018

Such a clever idea and frugal too. Love it! I'm with you, fishing isn't my thing but I do love to eat them! So glad you shared this smart idea with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you back next week. Sharing.


Monday 21st of May 2018

Thanks, Shirley!

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