View Full Version : Fishing Rod Rebuild

10-21-2013, 01:46 PM
Wanted to try my hand at Rebuilding an old fishing rod. I stipped off the old guides, cleaned blank, bought a few new Fuji Guides to replace some of the damaged ones.

Did a bunch of research on wrapping techniques, found a color scheme that I liked "wink, wink".

This is the first time I try wrapping. Let me know what you all think. I will post some more pics when I get a chance to work on it some more.

10-21-2013, 02:26 PM
Sweet! Never tried doing it myself.

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10-21-2013, 06:51 PM
That looks nice man. Never thought about rebuilding a rod before. Looks like something I would enjoy. I like working on my equipment myself. Cant wait to see future progress.

10-23-2013, 02:11 AM
Exellent job Dude and I ma diggin' the Purple and Gold, I picked up some black and gold at Cabellas but aint used it yet. There are some excellent kits for this to be had on line. I inherited mine from my Dad. It's in a lil aluminum tool box and has a gig ya mount to atable. It holds tension on ya thread spool for ya and makes wrapping alots easier. I also recommend a bottle of clear thread sealer also found on line it really preserves ya colors well. I get home in a week and if I can find this post again I'll add pictures.

10-23-2013, 11:07 AM
Very nice. I got a few I need to try my hand at. I always wanted to do that.

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10-23-2013, 07:24 PM
That looks awesome. I think I have a new project

10-28-2013, 01:23 PM
Thanks for all the comments guys, it really is enjoyable to do. Its amazing the information that is on the web on how too's. I just took a cardboard box and cut it up to make a rod holder. Then I used a coffee mug to put the spool of thread in and ran the thread thru a thick Novel so that the thread would keep tention.

I can't wait to finish it. I will post more pics as the project progresses.

10-29-2013, 10:54 PM
If you get to Houston, go to Fishjng Tackle Unlimited. That place has everything for building and rebuilding, it had me breathing funny and I haven't even started building yet!


11-09-2013, 04:55 PM
What did you clean the old expoxy off with?

12-10-2013, 01:17 PM
Hey MREX, I removed the old epoxy with a razor blade. There are some really good tutorials on youtube to do this. the trick is to be really careful not to knick the blank with the razor. Once I got it off I used a rag and some alcohol and wiped it down real good. I haven't had time to do much more to my project, I still have 3 more eyes to wrap on and then re-epoxy. As soon as I get time I will post some pics of what I finish up with. thx