Fishing is a popular hobby people enjoy during the summer. To do fishing, you must have the right gears- like a fishing rod, a seatbox, and so on. However, buying them from the market can be an expensive affair. Hence, you can put your creative skills to use and make DIY fishing gears using sustainable, affordable, and readily available materials. In this article, we will discuss how you can create the gears by yourself:-
Fishing rod from a bamboo
To make a fishing pole, you would need bamboo within 10 feet height and 2 inches diameter. You should cut the bamboo at the base, and you should have some spare bamboo in case the first one you are working on breaks. Next, you would need to trim and smooth the cane using a knife. Get rid of the leaves and nubs, trim as close to the body of the cane as you can. You can also use sandpaper to smooth out the body as much as you can. Next, dry out the bamboo and make sure that it is straight. Finally, attach a fishing line above the fishing pole’s handle, be careful that the fishing line must not get tangled. And your DIY fishing rod is ready for use.
Seat box from plywood
If you love going for a fishing session on a boat, you can easily make a DIY seat box that is affordable and convenient. For making that, you will need a bunch of plywood, some clamps, glue, and self-tapping screws. Cut out the plank according to the size of your boat. You can make the shelves by trimming the plywood. That’s it. Your basic boat seat box is ready. You can customize it according to your requirements and make it aesthetically pleasing with carpet, colorful clothes, etc. You can also fix a fishing rod on the seat box by customizing it the way you want.
DIY fishing hook
You can make a fishing hook with the tab of a can. Cut the tab, or bend it back and forth till it breaks apart. Make sure to bend the hook on the outer side and then file the excess metal. Make sure that the endpoints are sharp enough. Now, tie it to a string, and your DIY fishing hook is ready to use.
Creating DIY projects for fishing can be a fun bonding time with your family. If you love fishing and you are tight on budget, these hacks can help you out. You would always not need fancy equipment to pursue your hobby; these small do-it-yourself hacks can help you out. Try these with your loved ones, kids, and have an enjoyable fishing day.