How Do You Change the Color of a Fishing Pole?

Fishing poles are the tools of the trade for any avid fisherman. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, allowing each angler to find one that fits their style and personality.

However, some may find themselves wanting to change the color of their fishing pole over time. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy process that can be done with a few tools and some simple steps.

Step 1:

The first step in changing the color of your fishing pole is to obtain a can of spray paint in the desired color you are looking for. Make sure you choose a paint specifically designed for metal surfaces, as this will ensure that it adheres properly and last longer.

Step 2:

Once you have the paint, begin by preparing your fishing pole for painting. Start by cleaning it thoroughly with soap and water to remove any dirt or debris from its surface. Then use a cloth with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils or grease that may have accumulated on it over time.

Step 3:

Then set up an area where you can safely perform the actual painting process. Choose an area that has good ventilation and is away from any open flames or sparks as these could ignite the fumes given off by spray paint. Also make sure to cover nearby surfaces with newspaper or drop cloths so they don’t get coated in paint.

Step 4:

When your space is ready, begin by spraying light coats of your chosen color onto the rod until it is completely covered. Make sure to let each coat dry completely before adding another one on top. Once you are satisfied with how it looks, let it sit overnight to ensure that all of the paint has had time to properly dry.


Changing the color of your fishing pole is an easy process that only requires a few simple steps and some basic tools like spray paint and rubbing alcohol. With some patience and following these steps, you can easily give your rod a fresh new look!

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Michael Allen