Ice Fishing rods are many meant to set the hook on a fish so really you don't need any fancy gear or stuff, In this step by step Instructable it will explain and show you how to make a ice fishing rod in minutes, with simple household items like: Clothes hangar, pen/pencil, fishing line with spool and pliers!
Step 1: Materials And Tools
Making a homemade Ice fishing rod is as easy as opening your closet & tackle box. You will need:
- Clothes hanger (rod)
- Fishing line&spool (pretty self explanatory)
- Pencil & Pen (Handle)
- Pliers (To bend the clothes hanger)
Step 2: Bending into a straight line
Use the pliers because if you use you fingers its really going to hurt afterward!!! (i've learned the hard way)
Step 3: Straighten the tiny bends
You can use your finger for this.
Step 4: Bend again!
Bend the extra wire straight, going to the side. ( you can use your hands again)
Step 5: Slide the spool
Slide the spool onto the part of the hanger you just bent. (in step 4)
Step 6: Lock it in
Lock in the spool about a half a centimeter from where it lay's.
Step 7: Make the loops
Bend some loops in the hangar for the eyes on the rod.
Step 8: Finish!
Add the Pencil/Pen as the handle and your done!
Good luck Fishing!!!