How Do You Put Shrink Wrap on a Fishing Pole?

Shrink wrap is a great way to protect your fishing pole from the elements and wear and tear, as well as from getting tangled up with other poles in your tackle box. It also provides an additional layer of protection against damage, like scratches or dings, that could occur during transportation or storage. But before you can reap the benefits of shrink wrap, you need to know how to put it on a fishing pole.

To get started, you’ll need some shrink wrap material, a heat gun (or a hair dryer), scissors, and a roll of electrical tape. Begin by cutting the shrink wrap material into pieces that are large enough to cover each section of the fishing rod. Make sure that each piece goes around the entire circumference of the rod and overlaps itself slightly.

The next step is to use the heat gun or hair dryer to heat up each section of the shrink wrap until it shrinks down tight onto the rod. Be careful not to overheat any one area – just move the gun in slow circles until you can see that it has shrunk down into place. You may need to repeat this step several times for thicker rods.

Once all sections have been heated and shrunk down, use electrical tape to secure them into place. Make sure all edges are firmly taped down so they don’t pull away when you’re using your rod. Once everything is taped up, you should have a nice tight fitting layer of shrink wrap around your fishing pole.


Putting shrink wrap on a fishing pole is an easy way to provide extra protection for your gear while also helping keep it organized in your tackle box or while traveling. With just some basic supplies and some patience, you can quickly have your rod wrapped up tight in no time!

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Daniel Bennet