loading
Picture of How to Build a Ice Fishing Jig Rod
IMG_2615.JPG
IMG_2621.JPG
I made this instructable for the "Make To Learn Youth Contest". Here are the answers to the required questions.

What did you make? : I made a jig rod for ice fishing.  The Materials needed Are a ice rod blank (you could buy one or just make one from the tip of an old rod.), some thread, superglue, two rod guides (again you can buy these or get them from a rod.), a jig reel (drill holes in the ends as shown.),and a peice of scrap wood to make into a handle.
The tools you will need are scissors, a bench vice, a old towel a screwdriver, some sandpaper, a rasp , a fly-tying bobbin (optional) and a pair of pliers (optional)
How Did You Make It?: I got the idea to make this project when I steped on the lower half of my expesive rod, i didn't want to throw away the other half so I decided to make it into a jig rod.
Where Did You Make It?: I made this at my house. Mainly I made it because I enjoy fishing.
What did you learn?: The project went smoothly except I accidentally crushed the end of the blank in my bench vice.

Step 1: Wrapping

Picture of Wrapping
IMG_2625.JPG
IMG_2626.JPG
IMG_2623.JPG
IMG_2630.JPG
If you don't own a rod wrapper you can put a old towel in the vice allowing your rod to rotate freely. Using your thread wrap the top guide first by rotating the blank and guiding the thread onto the blank. Tie off using a whipfinish knot. Coat the thread with superglue, repeat on the lower guide. Set the blank aside for now.
 
I justed voted for you and featured you on my catch-m-all.com facebook page. Nice work! I'd love to see some fish pictures with this.
wilgubeast2 years ago
Post some fish pics in reply to this comment for a free 3 month pro membership on me.