Instructables
First off, this is my first Instructable.  I had been  looking at fishing poles on Instructables when I thought about making my own.  I copied the idea of a pen launcher and I used a basic idea for the pole. Made 1/30/2010
 
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Step 1: What you need

I used some household items to make this so you'll probably have the stuff.
-1 Bic round stic pen
-Duck tape
-scissors
-1 small binder clip
-1 bolt
-3 small washers
-2 big washers
-2 nuts
-hot glue gun
-and a small paperclip
- 1 rubber-band

Step 2: Building the rod

1. Take the front end off the pen and remove the ink tube
2.Cut the rubber-band in half and tape each end to one side of the pen thing
3.Then,tape the launcher piece to the front of the pen casing
(keep the ink tube ,you will need it)


Step 3: Making the reel

Okay, good job making it this far. Before I go on, I hope you realize you wont catch a very big fish with this rod.  lets get started.
1. Clip the binder clip onto the opposite end of the pen from the launcher
2. get your bolt and put a small washer on by the head of the bolt
3.then partially put the bolt through the first grip and put the 2 big washers and one small on the bolt
4. now put the rest of the bolt through the second grip
5.put on the last small washer and 1 nut
6.bend one end up from the parer-clip and put it on the bolt and hot glue it in place
7.put the second nut on the bolt so the paper-clip is sandwiched between bolts.  The paper-clip will be used as the handle.

brian123_11 months ago
Awesome job
vektor3 years ago
Apart from that its not too bad :)
vektor3 years ago
Its not too clear here. I recommend better quality pics and explain a little more thouroghly
battle3 years ago
the fishing pole is really neat especially the self launching feature
battle4 years ago
you should remove the ink first
netbus battle3 years ago
I think it's optional, but it'll help.
lemonie4 years ago
You need to go as far as adding the hook, also explain how you use this since you don't have a long-rod (a video would be good?) and non-blurry photos.
Also remove the last step, as it is pointless and makes this look bad.

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Ruffles1 (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Okay thanks for the advice!!!
The last picture shows it rather well - catch anything yet?

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Ruffles1 (author)  lemonie4 years ago
No I have not gotten the chance to yet