This project was created as an activity for the Boy Scouts in preparation for our troop's Ice Fishing derby. The graphics, shown on these Instructables steps, were given to each scout as a packet to follow the step by step instructions.
Note: Some steps refer to using a fixture. The construction of the fishing pole can can certainly be build without these fixtures.
Because we were building a large quantity of poles with the Boy Scout troop, some simple fixtures / assembly aids were created to keep the process moving as each scout cycled through the construction stations.
Information on fixtures is included for interest sake, but,again, they are by no means necessary to complete this project.
Step 1: Basic Fishing Pole
Step 11 is the start of a Reel Upgrade . The Reel Upgrade would be used in place of the the basic fishing line winding posts.
Step 2: Materials
Rod - 1/4" diameter wooden dowel 16" long
Rod/Handle Attach - wood glue
Winding Posts - (2) 1/4" diameter wooden dowels 1 1/2" long
Eyelets- (2) safety pins
Eyelet Wrap - heavy polyester sewing thread
Eyelet Wrap Coating - super glue
Split Shot lead sinker
Wrist strap - 24" length of decorative cord (optional)
Finish - Paint (optional)
Step 3: Handle
Note: In step 2 & 3, the holes can be drilled by hand or with a drill press. Because we were building so many poles at ones we used some fixtures described in the next steps but are not necessary.