How Do You Make a Cane Pole for a Fishing Pole?

Making a cane pole for a fishing pole is a great way to save money and enjoy the outdoors. It is also very simple to make and requires minimal materials.

Cane poles are usually made from bamboo or reeds, which can be found in most local hardware stores. A few other items such as twine, fishing line, and hooks will also be needed.

The first step in making a cane pole is to find a suitable piece of bamboo or reed. Be sure to inspect the piece thoroughly and make sure it is free of any cracks or splits.

Once you have found the right size piece of bamboo or reed, measure it against your desired length for the pole. Cut the piece accordingly with a saw or knife.

Next, you will need to sand down the edges of the cut pieces with fine-grit sandpaper to smooth them out. This will help prevent any splinters or sharp edges that could cause injury when handling the cane pole. Once the edges are sanded down, you can now drill several small holes in each end for attaching hooks and other accessories.

Now it’s time to attach all of your accessories such as hooks and weights. Start by threading twine through each hole on each end of your cane pole in order to attach your accessories. Make sure that your knots are secure enough so that they don’t come undone easily while casting out into the water.

Finally, you can now attach your fishing line onto one end of the cane pole by looping it through one of the drilled holes and tying it off securely with another knot.

With these few simple steps, you now have a fully functional cane pole ready for use! Making your own cane poles is an enjoyable experience that allows you to customize your gear according to what works best for you. It also saves money compared to buying expensive fishing rods from sporting goods stores.


Making a cane pole for a fishing rod requires minimal materials and tools but yields great results! With just some bamboo or reeds, twine, fishing line, and hooks, you can create a durable and customized rod that will serve you well when out on the water!

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Daniel Bennet