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Make Your Own Hair Jig With Do-It Molds Ultra Minnow
If you haven't already, it's time to add the hair jig to your jigging arsenal. Whether you are bass fishermen, walleye fishermen, or even chase panfish, the hair jig can be deadly on fall and spring fish. In this article Tommy Skarlis shows how to tie up your very own hair jigs. The possibilities are endless and it's time to start making your own hair jigs today!
Epoxy Finish: How to Smooth Out Common Problems
After spending hours upon hours building a handle, wrapping guides, spinning a decorative wrap, and any other time consuming tasks associated with your rod...
Tying the Clouser Minnow
A Clouser Minnow is one of the first flies I learned to tie as a kid. I am sure many others can say the...
5 Accessories That Will Make Your Fishing Rod Pop
We all have our reasons why we build custom rods. Some for performance and some for aesthetics. Most us build for both of these reasons. Here are 5 great suggestions from a TCF staffer which will make your fishing rod pop!
You Have To Build This Awesome Minimalist Ultralight Rod
This is a great example of the benefits to building your own. In this article one of our rod builders demonstrates how to think outside of the box, and build one of the most enjoyable fishing rods you will ever use. It features minimalist components that yield huge fun no matter what fish tugs on the line!
Avoid These Top 5 Rod Building Mistakes
Rod building can be an enjoyable craft and hobby, and 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. This article highlights the top 5 common mistakes that eventually most rod builders will make, and how to correct them.
Choosing the Right Tip-Top Size For Your Fishing Rod
Knowing the right tip-top size to replace the broken one on your rod seems like a simple task at first, but with all the different size numbers it can be a little overwhelming. This should clear up most of the confusion between the tube and ring size debacle.
Applying Marbling Effects To Your Fishing Rod
Custom rod marbling is one of the hottest new techniques rod builders are using to create stunning works of functional art. The basic premise is to mix an ultra-concentrated marbling pigment with an epoxy finish – then swirl and drag the mixture in varying patterns on butt wraps and guide wraps. Check it out!
Build A Checkerboard Cork Handle On Fishing Rods
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.
Repair Your Cork & EVA Fishing Rod Handles
As time goes by, our favorite fishing rods really take a beating, and often the grips become so worn and chipped that it starts to affect your fishing. Unless your grips suffer a complete failure, consider these tips for repairing your cork and EVA grips. This article highlights some common best practices for maintaining or repairing your EVA and cork fishing rod handles and grips.
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