How Do You Wrap a Custom Fishing Rod?

Custom fishing rods come in all shapes and sizes, but for many anglers, the best way to get the most out of their fishing rod is to wrap it. Wrapping your own rod allows you to customize it according to your needs and preferences, making it more efficient and effective. With a few simple steps, you can easily wrap your own custom fishing rod.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before beginning the wrapping process, you will need to gather all of the supplies that you will need. This includes a rod blank or tube, thread or twine, scissors, a clamp or vice, epoxy resin and hardener, tape measure or ruler, heat gun or lighter, and a utility knife. You may also want to have some extra pieces of fabric available if needed.

Step 2: Measure Out Wrapping Thread

Once you have your supplies ready, start by measuring out how much thread you will need for the job. This can be done by measuring the circumference of the rod blank or tube with a tape measure or ruler. Once you have this measurement, cut enough thread so that it wraps around the rod twice with some extra for tying off at both ends.

Step 3: Start Wrapping

Once you have your thread cut to size, it’s time to start wrapping! Begin by securing one end of the thread in place with either a clamp or vice.

Tightly wrap the thread around the rod until you reach one end of where you want your design to stop. Secure this end as well with either a clamp or vice.

Step 4: Add Design Elements

The next step is to add any design elements that you would like included in your custom wrap. You can use pieces of fabric such as felt or silk ribbon for this purpose. Simply attach them in place with either an epoxy resin mixture or hot glue before continuing with wrapping.

Step 5: Finish Wrapping

Once all of your design elements are in place, finish wrapping up until reaching the other end of where your design stops. Make sure that each turn is tightly secured before continuing on and tie off both ends when finished.


Wrapping your own custom fishing rod is an easy process that allows anglers to customize their rods according to their needs and preferences. By following these five simple steps – gathering supplies; measuring out wrapping thread; starting wrapping; adding design elements; and finishing wrapping – anyone can easily create their own custom wrapped rod!

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Daniel Bennet