These are just a sample of the rods I have customized or repaired; I can make a rod from blank shafts in 30 minutes and do a repair like the one I am going to show you in fifteen minutes. Many of the rods I get are from the garbage others are given to me and some I buy or build with parts I buy or salvage.

Step 1: Rod From the Garbage

I was out for a walk when I spotted this fishing rod in the garbage the but end was broken just in front of the guide behind the ferrule and it was covered in a thick layer of dust. The price tag saying $47.95 was still on the rod telling me they broke the rod just after buying it and left it in storage for some time before throwing it out.
back in the stone ages when I was growing up, having a good fishing pole was a BIG deal and you learned how to care for and repair it but nowadays I find fishing rods and reels on the trash all the time while I'm "curb mining" unfortunately they aren't a good seller at the flea markets. I keep all the reels and any poles that are in good condition are usually given away, broken poles make great stakes in the garden. Very nicely done "ible" !
Funny how times change now we are a disposable society.
<p>Joseph thats so true being a disposable society &amp; it sucks as all of the old trade's &amp; skillsets are rapidly disapearing ! My Father was a Pro fisherman on the Murray in South Australia &amp; I learn't to fix repair &amp; rebuild gear n rods n reels its very rewarding work to do this activity &amp; then spend time fishing! (Beautiful)</p>
<p>DID you check out my Customizing Lures</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Customizing-Lures-for-a-Greener-Sport-Fishing/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Customizing-Lures-...</a></p><p>I caught these 5 lb Bass Sunday on the #3 Blue Fox with the curly tailed grub. </p>
<p>I just broke the tip (2 inches) on my 30 year old pole- Silstar Graphine Composite 1200- 5 foot pole (hint: DON'T EVER put your poles in your back seat with them hanging out a window- not even 2 inches, and then decide to roll your windows up) What is the best suggestion you have to make this look like new? Thanks for any help- it was a gift from my dad and means the world to me.</p>
<p>I keep old solid fiberglass rods just for this kind of repair.</p><p>To find where the solid rod shaft fits the hollow shaft strip everything off the solid rod shaft and drop it in side the hollow shaft.</p><p>When the end of the solid shaft comes out the break pull it tight and mark it at the break.</p><p>Take the solid shaft out of the hollow shaft and cut off the excess about 2 inches each side of the break mark.</p><p>Glue the plug in place and whip over the break, when I can I like to move a eyelet over the break to hide it. </p>
<p>Thank you so much for this info...I will fix it when I get a moment free and post pics of how it turns out =)</p>
<p>Cool, want to hear somthing funny?</p><p>I made that drawing last week and I was thinking of using it in an Instructable.</p><p>If you make an Instructable you are free to use it.</p>
Recently broke a new fishing pole. I saw this and decided to fix it myself using brass tubing as ferrule, apoxy, .3mm steel wire for whipping, and covered with clear apoxy
<p>Congratulations.</p><p>I hope you catch some fine fat fish on your salvaged recycled rod and reel.</p><p>Thank you so much for sharing.</p><p>rich</p>
<p>Wait until you see the fly pole and reel I got out of the waste bin.</p>
Send pix.
<p>It is an 81/2 foot Daiwa Swinger.</p><p>The rod is not bad the reel works but needs a lot of work.</p>
<p>I recently purchased a used 11 ft. carbon fiber crappie rod, upon closer inspection noticed the laquer on the ferrule is cracked down to the wrappings...how would you repair this kind of crack...would like to get it fixed before using it. Thanks! DC</p>
<p>I would put a dab of clear nail polish on the crack sets in 5 minutes and you are ready to go.</p><p>Joe</p>
I just fixed my first rod yesterday thanks to the information on this instructible. Got the rod and reel for 5 bucks and it retails for 90 brand new. Helps very much
<p>Glad to have been of help.</p>
Very nice job. Turned out great
<p>Glad you liked it.</p><p>Joe</p>
<p>It is really hard to find someone around here who still repairs rods and reels. I am happy to see someone showing how to do it. I have several needing repair so that I can take my granddaughter fishing this summer. Thanks also for admitting that you didn't make it perfect on the first try; that gives me more hope that I can eventually get ours usable!</p>
<p>You are lucky I have no grand children to share the things I do with.</p>
Really great instructable and especially nice pictures of the whipping process. <br>I'm going to keep my eyes open for &quot;junk&quot; reels so i can try this. <br> <br>Thanks...you get my vote <br>
I had to redo the whipping five times before I got photographs I could use.

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