Fishing poles are often sold in two- or three-piece sets. Rather than a 6- or 7-foot, single-piece fishing rod, having separate pieces can be helpful if storage space is limited or you bring your fishing rod on a trip. The pieces are easy to pack along on a trip or vacation and by knowing how to put together a fishing rod, anglers can fish whenever they want, wherever they want, with their own equipment.
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Lay the pieces of the fishing rod in front of you.
Select the bottom piece, which includes the spot where the fishing reel is or will be attached.
If your rod has three pieces, select the middle piece, which includes neither the rod butt nor the rod tip. Insert the larger end of it into the end of the bottom piece and make sure the line guides line up with where the fishing line comes off the reel.
Select the top piece of the fishing rod, which includes the rod tip. If your rod has three pieces, insert the end of the top piece (the end opposite the rod tip) into the end of the middle piece. Make sure the line guides line up with one another. If your rod has only two pieces, insert the end of the top piece into the end of the bottom piece. Again, make sure the line guides line up with where the fishing line comes off the reel.
Ensure all of the connections are tight and that all line guides are in line with each other.
Tips and warnings
- Keep in mind that multiple-piece fishing poles are less sensitive than one-piece versions.
- Check to make your the pieces are connected tightly from time to time. Otherwise, a piece of your rod could fall off.