How Do You Finish a Fishing Rod?

Finishing a fishing rod is an important part of the fishing process. It allows for a more comfortable and efficient rod to be used in any angling situation. There are several steps that should be taken when finishing a fishing rod, and they are as follows:


The first step in finishing a fishing rod is to glue it together. This involves applying a waterproof adhesive to the sections of the rod and then pressing them together.

Be sure to evenly spread the glue around the circumference of the rod, and take care not to apply too much or too little. Once applied, press the sections together firmly for at least 10 seconds.


Once the sections have been glued together, you need to wrap them with a material that will protect them from wear and tear. The most common type of material used for this is thread, usually in colors that match or compliment the color of the rod itself. Start by wrapping near one end of the rod, and then wind your way smoothly up until you reach near the other end.

Finishing Touches:

With your wrapping complete, it’s time to tie off your threads at both ends of your fishing rod. To do this, cut two pieces of thread long enough to make several loops around each end, then tie them off securely with a double knot. To give your finished product an extra bit of durability, you can also apply a clear coat or lacquer over top.


By following these steps, you can easily finish your own fishing rods with great results. Glueing and wrapping correctly ensures that your rods will remain durable and effective for many years to come.

With some patience and attention-to-detail, you can have completed rods ready for any angling activity!

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Daniel Bennet