DIY: How to make a Bamboo fishing rod?

A fishing rod is a long, elastic rod used by fishermen to catch fish. At its purest, a fishing rod is a simple stick or pole attached to a line ending in a hook (formerly known as an angle, hence the term angling). The length of the rod can vary between 2 and 20 feet (0.5 and 6 m). To lure fish, bait or lures are pierced on one or more hooks attached to the line. The line is usually stored on a reel which decreases tangles and assists in steering a fish.

Here are few steps to follow to make your Bamboo fishing rod

Find a fitting bamboo cane is the first step. We suggest you to find a cane that’s around 8–10 feet (2.4–3.0 m) long and 1–2 inches (2.5–5.1 cm) in diameter and cut it at the base. When it comes to bamboo fishing pole, bigger is not fundamentally better. Larger poles can be cumbersome to hold and inconvenient to transport. It’s best to cut three or four parts of bamboo at a time, in case your first piece cracks after you’ve dried it out and you have to start the process again.

Trim and straighten the cane. Use a tiny sharp knife to trim away any leaves or nubs, as close to the main shape of the cane as feasible. Find a joint at the thicker end of the cane and gazed through it. This will guarantee that the butt of your fishing pole has a closed end. Take a piece of sandpaper and used it to ease the body of the fishing pole as much as feasible.

Leave the stick to dry. The next step is to dry out the cane shaft. Tie a portion of string around the thin end of the pole and suspend it from the ceiling. This will assure that the cane dries smoothly and as reliable as possible. Dry the cane pole in a mild, dry place but do not exposed it to direct sunlight. Sunlight will dry out the cane too suddenly, causing it to become brittle. Depending on temperature and humidity levels, the cane will take a few weeks to numerous months to dry out entirely. You will know it’s handy when it turns a tan color. When the cane is dry pick it up and give it a few test swings through the air to make sure it doesn’t break or bend. If it does, try another piece. You want your fishing pole to be as straight as possible, so if it dries with an inadequate hook you can arrange it out by weighing it with bricks.

Fasten the fishing line. Take some 20 lb (9.1 kg) Dacron line and tie 1 end 1–2 inches (2.5–5.1 cm) over the “handle” of the fishing pole. Run the line along the length of the pole till you get to the end. This will enable the pole to mold all the way through when you’re battling a fish, which will restrict the line from clasping. Then take some additional pieces of fishing wire and use them to tie the racing line to the fishing pole at 2 or 3 different points (including the tip). Be careful when tying the bounding line to the pole—if it’s tied too tightly you won’t be able to slide the line up and down, but if it’s tied too loosely the line will droop and get tangled. Use a whip-finish if feasible. The length of the fishing line (from the tip of the pole) should measure the entire length of the pole, plus an extra 2 feet (0.61 m). If you prefer, the extra 2 feet (0.61 m) can be monofilament leader instead of the Dacron line. After you’ve tried this out, rehearse with a more considerable amount of line so you can cast out farther.

Attach the hook, bobber and sinker. Attach your favored hook or lure to the end of the line along with a bobber and a split-shot plumb. Now your homemade bamboo fishing pole is equipped to use! To shorten the line, pull it back through the loops and coil the rest around the handle.

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