How Do You Make a Fishing Pole in Real Life?

Making a fishing pole in real life is a rewarding and enjoyable activity, and it can also be quite simple. To make your own fishing rod, you will need some basic supplies such as: fishing line, reel, guides, handle, and rod blank. After gathering your supplies, you can begin to assemble your rod.

Step 1: Choosing Your Gear

The first step in making a fishing pole is to select the right gear for the job. You’ll need to consider the type of fish you’re Targeting, as well as the type of environment you’ll be fishing in.

For example, if you’re looking to catch trout in a lake or stream, you’ll likely need a longer rod than if you were Targeting bass in a pond. Selecting the right materials for your rod blank and guides is also important when it comes to choosing the right gear.

Step 2: Assembling The Rod

Once you have all of your supplies ready to go, it’s time to assemble your rod. Start by attaching your reel seat to the bottom of your rod blank using epoxy glue or other suitable adhesive. Next attach each guide onto the blank with epoxy glue or thread wrap before looping through with your main line and tying off securely.

Step 3: Adding The Handle

The next step is adding the handle. This can either be done by simply gluing on an already-made handle or crafting one from scratch using foam or cork. If crafting one from scratch make sure that it fits snugly onto the top of the blank and that it’s comfortable to hold.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Finally it’s time for some finishing touches! You may want to add a few decorative touches such as thread wraps around each guide or wrapping some coloured string around where the butt cap meets the reel seat.

Once everything is complete, apply some protective coating such as varnish or paint to ensure that your finished product will last for years.


Making a fishing pole in real life is not only rewarding but also quite easy once you have all of the necessary supplies! With just a few simple steps – choosing your gear, assembling the rod, adding the handle and making finishing touches – you can create an amazing piece of equipment that will last you years down the road.

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Michael Allen