How Do You Make a Fishing Pole With a Stick?

Fishing is an age-old activity that has been enjoyed by people around the world for centuries. It is a relaxing, rewarding pastime that can be enjoyed alone or in groups.

It’s also a great way to get out in nature and enjoy some fresh air. But if you don’t have access to a traditional fishing pole, you can still get out on the water and enjoy the experience of fishing – all you need is a stick!

Making a fishing pole with a stick is surprisingly simple and only requires a few basic materials. The most important thing you’ll need is a good quality stick that’s approximately 6-7 feet long and at least one inch in diameter.

Once you have your stick, there are two main ways to turn it into a functional fishing pole:

  • Tying Line Directly to the Stick: The first method involves tying your fishing line directly to the stick. This can be done by drilling two small holes near the end of the stick, then threading the line through each hole and tying it off securely.
  • Attaching Line to an Eyelet: The second method involves attaching an eyelet (a small metal loop) to one end of the stick and then threading your line through it. This allows for more flexibility when casting your line, as well as easier removal of fish from the hook.

Once your line is securely fastened, it’s time to add other components such as lures, weights, floats (bobbers), swivels, snaps, etc. This will depend on what kind of fish you’re hoping to catch and where you’re fishing. You may also want to tie some brightly colored yarn or fabric around your pole for visibility purposes.


Fishing with a homemade pole can be just as fun as using a traditional rod and reel setup – all it takes is some basic materials and some creativity! With just a few simple steps, you can make your own fishing pole with nothing more than a sturdy stick and some strong line. So why not give it try next time you’re looking for an outdoor adventure?

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Emma Gibson