Archive for July 2013

Rod & Reel Carrier for the Car

As many of you know one of the biggest hassles with your fishing poles is transporting them. They always seem to get tangles up with each other and in some cases they can become damaged. So while at work the other day I came up with a idea to make a rack for the car to carry my poles and use as little space possible. My first thought was to use pvc pipe for the frame and then I thought why not have the welding school where I work at build me a frame, which only cost me $10 bucks.


Next I picked up some 2″ and 3″ pvc pipe from the local hardware and cut them into 3 foot sections and painted them orange and black (to match my car).

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I also picked up some Velcro from WalMart and wrapped it  around the ends of the pipe where the pipe comes into contact with the metal frame. This way I could easily move and rearrange them whenever necessary and wouldn’t have to drill a bunch of holes in the frame.





Over all it turned out nice but in hind sight I may tweaked it some but it diffidently works good for me. I had just over $50 bucks into it and maybe 3 hours of labor. In the future I may try another, just to get it perfected more, just because that’s the way I am.

Crispy Cajun Panfish


2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pounds bass, bluegill or crappie fillets
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
2 cups mashed potato flakes
6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add fish, one piece at a time; shake to coat. Whisk eggs and water in a shallow dish. Place potato flakes in another shallow dish. Dip each     fillet in egg mixture, then coat with potato flakes. Dip fish again in egg mixture and potato flakes.

In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Cook fish in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork, adding oil as needed.

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