Wrap a guide on a fishing pole is an essential part of fishing equipment maintenance and by doing it correctly, you can extend the life of your rod. This guide will help you take the necessary steps to properly wrap your guides and keep your rod in top condition.
Start with the Right Supplies
Before beginning to wrap your guides, you’ll need to make sure that you have all the necessary supplies. You will need thread, preferably waxed thread, fishing rod wraps (these are available in most sporting goods stores), adhesive tape, scissors, a knife, and a lighter. Make sure that you have everything that you need before beginning to wrap your guides.
Prepare the Thread
Now that you have everything that you need, it’s time to prepare the thread for wrapping. Cut off two pieces of thread about three feet long each.
Now take one of these pieces and fold it in half so that there are two equal lengths of thread. Now lightly burn one end of the thread with the lighter to seal it so that it won’t unravel when wrapping. You should repeat this process with both pieces of thread.
Wrap the Guide
Now it’s time to start wrapping your guides. Take one piece of thread and tie it around the guide so that there is an even amount of thread on both sides.
Now begin wrapping around the guide in a spiral fashion starting at one end and working your way toward the other side until all of the exposed metal is covered completely by wraps. When you get near the end tie off both ends together with a knot and trim away any excess threads with scissors or a knife. Repeat this process on all guides on your rod until they are all wrapped securely in place.
Once all guides are wrapped securely in place use some adhesive tape over each knot for extra security if desired; then apply some rod wraps around each guide for extra protection from wear and tear as well as added aesthetics if desired!
Wrapping guides on a fishing pole is easy once you know what supplies you need and how to do it correctly! By taking these few simple steps, not only can you extend the life of your rod but also make sure that everyone appreciates its look!