How Do You Replace an Eye on a Fishing Pole?

Replacing an eye on a fishing pole can be a daunting task for any angler, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right tools and knowledge, you can replace an eye on your own fishing pole in no time at all. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Gather Supplies

The first step is to gather the supplies you need for the job. You’ll need a new eye for your fishing pole, some pliers, a wire cutter and some superglue or epoxy. Make sure that the new eye is the correct size and shape for your pole before starting.

Step 2: Remove the Old Eye

Once you have your supplies, it’s time to remove the old eye from your pole. Begin by using the pliers or wire cutters to carefully remove any existing eyelets or screws that are securing it in place. Once those are removed, you should be able to pull off the old eye with ease.

Step 3: Install the New Eye

Now that you have removed the old eye, it’s time to install the new one. Begin by slipping it into place over the hole where you removed the old one and then use a pair of pliers to secure it in place with screws or rivets if necessary. Make sure that it is tight and secure before moving on to step four.

Step 4: Secure with Superglue or Epoxy

To ensure that your new eye stays in place and lasts as long as possible, use some superglue or epoxy around its edges before tightening down any screws or rivets holding it in place even further. This will help keep it secure and prevent any moisture from getting into the joint which could cause corrosion over time.


Replacing an eye on a fishing pole may seem intimidating at first but with just a few simple steps, anyone can do it! All you need is a new eye, some pliers and wire cutters, plus either superglue or epoxy – then just follow these steps; gather supplies, remove old eye, install new one and secure with glue/epoxy – and voila! You now have an expertly replaced fishing pole eye!

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Daniel Bennet