5 Common Rod Building Mistakes How To Avoid Them

5 Common Rod Building Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Rod building can be an enjoyable craft and hobby, but like anything else, the more you do it – the more you learn the little tricks to make the process of building your rod more efficient.

Here are 5 common mistakes we see rod builders make, and how to correct them.

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Repair Your Fishing Rod Handles This Winter

Repair Your Fishing Rod Handles This Winter

For many fishermen, these winter months mean no fishing.  That is, unless you live in Florida like Mud Hole, or you have caught the ice fishing bug.

In any case, it is still a good time of year to take a look at your fishing rods, and do any maintenance necessary so when it is time to go fishing; you know all your equipment is ready to go.

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How To Build A Checkerboard Cork Handle

How To Build A Checkerboard Cork Handle

Checkerboard cork handles really make a custom fishing rod unique, and it is actually a fairly straight forward process.  With just a few tools and a little bit of practice, you will have limitless design possibilities when building your next custom fishing rod handle.

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Trim Band Instructions That Make Your Rod Pop

Trim Band Instructions That Make Your Rod Pop

Trim wraps are a decorative thread pattern typically used around the edges of your guide wraps.

Ideally, you would use a contrasting nylon thread or metallic thread for this.  For example, if you are using black guide wrap, then you may choose a red or gold thread for your trim wrap.

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Getting To Know Your Fishing Rod Guides

Getting To Know Your Fishing Rod Guides


This article is an example of the kind of valuable information found in our catalog.  Sure, we sell products, but we are also committed to be your source for information.

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Options For Building A Custom Ice Fishing Rod

Options For Building A Custom Ice Fishing Rod

Ice fishermen have very unique rod requirements in that they often need to be able to land fish in very tight surroundings.  I guess that is another way of saying ice fishermen use really short rods.

So, the first step in deciding what rod you probably should use is to determine what type of fish you are targeting.

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