Fixing fishing rods is something that has fascinated me for a while now.
Several years ago I started working on an outdoor social media project with a few friends. We tried our best, but fizzled out. During that time I broke an important fishing rod – one that helped me catch a lot of larger bass early on in my fishing journey. I’d become attached to it, and when it snapped, it broke my heart. Surprised by this sentiment, I decided to try my hand at repairing fishing rods.
If you’re planning to fix your own fishing rod, make sure to grab the free Rod Repair Checklist. It will help you along the way.
This video shows how I completed my first fishing rod repair, the next shares the improved rod repair method.
Going through this process showed me what to do, but more importantly, what not to do. After testing the repaired rod in the field, I came up with a new, stronger method for repairing fishing rods.
If you have a broken fishing rod that needs to be repaired, I would suggest you check this out and see if you can apply the methods and tips within these two videos.
While it might make sense to just go out and buy a new rod instead of spending the time and effort required to perform the rod repair, I can tell you from experience that the knowledge you’ll gain from going through the repair process is extremely valuable. You will develop new skills and a deeper understanding of the tools you’re putting to use on the water.
If you have any questions, just let me know.
Tight Lines & Godspeed, Patriots!
Fishing is never dull. You can always learn – even when the fish don’t bite. Fortunately, they DID bite today, but we had to make a few adjustments and even leave the lake we were at for greener pastures…