I have just over a dozen fishing rods, and that is not including my MANY ice fishing rods. In previous years I took wall hooks and hanged my fishing rods on my garage wall horizontally. This looked sloppy and I had to put as many as 5 rod and reel combos on each set of hooks. This was not very practical to me. This summer I am in pursuite of the ultimate MAN GARAGE!!! Since my MAN ROOM was taken over by a baby and crib last summer. :-)
I have a neighbor that I talk to almost on a daily basis. In his garage he had a great ideal when it came to storing his fishing rods. It was so genious I had to rig up the same setup in my garage. MAN!!!! What a difference. I used two 6" wide piece of OSB and some ABS pipe. I cut the ABS into 6" lenth's to hold the handle of the rods and screwed it to one section of OSB. For the rod tip I did the same thing but the ABS was cut in 3" lengths. I took these finished pieces and screwed them to the ceiling in my garage.
If you have dozens of rods leaning in the corner of your garage this is a must do project. Its cheap and you will not regret it. Just make sure it clears your garage door. :-O