How Do You Hydro Dip a Fishing Pole?

Hydro dipping a fishing pole is an easy way to customize your fishing gear and make it unique. It involves applying a thin layer of special paint to the surface of the rod that can be peeled off once it has dried.

This process makes it possible to create intricate patterns, designs, and logos on the rod without having to use a lot of time or money. By following these simple steps, anyone can learn how to hydro dip a fishing pole in no time.

Step 1: Prepare the Fishing Pole

To begin hydro dipping, you will need to prepare the fishing pole first. Start by thoroughly cleaning the rod with warm soapy water and then drying it off completely.

If there are any scratches or imperfections on the surface of the rod, use an abrasive cloth or sandpaper to remove them. After this is done, use a primer spray paint to cover any remaining marks and give the surface of the rod an even finish.

Step 2: Preparing the Dip Paint

Once your fishing pole is ready, you will need to prepare the dip paint. Start by mixing together two parts of clear basecoat with one part of hydro dip activator in a bowl. Once everything is mixed well together, pour it into a spray bottle and shake it for about one minute until everything is combined.

Step 3: Applying The Paint To The Fishing Pole

Now that your dip paint is ready, you can start applying it to your fishing pole. Begin by spraying a thin layer of paint onto one side of the rod, making sure not to overlap too much as this will cause streaks in your design. Once you have covered one side completely with paint, let it dry for about 20 minutes before moving on.

Step 4: Peeling Off The Paint And Finishing Up

When your paint has dried completely after about 20 minutes, you can start peeling off sections of it as desired. You can create intricate designs simply by using different colors of dip paints and peeling off sections as desired. Finally, all that’s left is to seal in your design by spraying with a clear sealant once all sections are peeled off.


Hydro dipping a fishing pole is an easy way to customize your gear and make it unique without having to spend too much time or money on it. All that’s needed is some preparation beforehand and some patience during application.

By following these simple steps anyone can learn how to hydro dip their own fishing pole in no time!

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Emma Gibson