I love to go fishing, it is fun, and it can be very exciting; one can go fishing with a group of friends or the family. Whether you are camping, or just on a day trip, fishing is a great way to pass the time. As Doug Larson said, "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
However, conventional fishing poles are long, fragile, and hard to carry, or otherwise transport. This Instructable will show you how to construct a fishing pole, complete with a reel, that will fit nicely in your pocket. You can keep it handy, and go fishing any time water is nearby.
Step 1: Materials
These are the materials you will need for your fishing pole:
- A Telescoping Radio Antenna - This will be used for the pole part of the pole
- A Pen - One of the cheap kind you get for free at hotels or wherever
- A Small Binder Clip - The smallest one you can find that will clip over the barrel of the pen
- Three Very Small Washers - Again, smaller is better
- Some Thin Wire - The length is not important, this will be used just to attach stuff
- One Thin Bolt - This should be as long as the distance between the handles on the binder clip and thin enough to fit through the holes in the...
- Four Medium Sized Washers - Large enough to cover the round parts on the top of each binder clip handle
- Two Nuts - Square nuts are better than hex nuts, but hex nuts will work fine. These must screw onto the bolt.
- One Small Nail - Any short, fairly thick piece of metal will work, however
- Super Glue - Obviously, this is used to attach things
- Hot Melt Glue - This is used to attach parts to other parts as well
- Fishing Line - A very critical part for any fishing pole
- A Swivel - A small, rotating metal clip used to attach the hook
- A Hook - Used to catch the fish
- Optional: A Worm
If this list is a tiny bit confusing, take a look at the pictures , they are worth 1000 words each.