- Published: Tuesday, 09 October 2018 20:57
One sideline I have enjoyed dabbling with when I’m not actually fishing is building my own fishing rods. Having at least some basic understanding of how fishing rods are assembled will come in handy if something fails in the field and you need to make your own running repairs.
If you get more motivated, you can create custom rods that simply aren’t available from the mainstream rod suppliers. Shore anglers are often looking for something different to gain that all-important upper hand with casting distance or some other challenge associated with out-foxing our quarry.Given the plethora of how-to information available online, I won’t go into the actual techniques for rod building here. Instead I thought we could take a look at some of the more unconventional options available in the way of components used.