How to Make a DIY Cane Pole

A fishing pole is a long stick with a line and hooks attached to one end. A fishing rod is usually shorter than a fishing pole, and it has multiple lines anchored from the handle to the tip. Sometimes, rods have two lines attached at opposite ends or have an arrow-shaped head that sends out three lines with attached lures in different directions.

A fisherman uses a fishing pole when he wants to fish from a stationary point on land. The fisherman holds the fish pole upright by bracing against his shoulder or hip while leaning into his cast. He then jerks his arm forward as he releases the hook. This action thrusts the line through the air toward its target.

He uses a rod when he wants to fish from a boat. The fisherman casts the rod into the water and then pulls it back toward himself by using an elasticized cord. This action creates tension which sends out his line even farther than before

There are many differences between a fishing pole and a fishing rod.


A fishing pole is usually shorter than a fishing rod

A fishing pole does not have multiple lines anchored to the handle. It has one line with an attached hook at one end

Fishermen use rods when they want to fish from boats

Rods are more flexible than poles because they bend more easily

Fishing poles are used more often on land whereas rods are used more often in water or other less-firm surfaces where something more flexible is necessary

Fishing rods are used when the fisherman wants to cast farther

A fishing pole does not have an arrow-shaped head, and it sends out only one line or lures at a time. A rod may or may not send out multiple lines and lures simultaneously depending on its design.

The difference between a fishing rod and a fishing pole is that the rod usually (but not always) sends out more than one line, and the poles send out one line with an attached hook at one end. Rods can be used both in water and other less firm surfaces where something more flexible is necessary like mud banks whereas poles cannot be used for this purpose since they don’t bend as easily. Also, rods (and especially those with more than one line) are used to cast or reel in when fishing from boats whereas poles are used when fishing from land. This is because rods have more flexibility which helps fisherman cast further than he could with a pole. Poles are usually shorter but not always, and they’re also slightly less flexible than rods along with being generally lighter due to their smaller diameter. They have one attached hook at the end of the line while rods may or may not send out multiple lines simultaneously (depending on design) and don’t necessarily need hooks.

Over the past few years, we noticed that more and more people are moving towards fishing with cane poles instead of using their expensive rods and reels.

Before you freak out about how difficult it is to make a fishing cane pole, think again! It’s actually very easy to make your own homemade fishing cane pole in less than 15 minutes (not including the time it takes for the glue or paint to dry).

To make one of these, you will need:


– A piece of straight PVC pipe (any length between 3 feet and 10 feet works; most people go with 6 feet)

– Two PVC caps (to fit into both ends of the tube)

– Some thread or twine

– Scissors or a knife to cut the thread

Once you’ve located all of your supplies, it’s time to start building.


First, take the piece of PVC tube and make sure that there are no chips or cracks in any part of it before you continue. If there are any parts where the plastic is missing, cover them up with duct tape for extra insurance to keep your pole from breaking apart while you’re using it.

Next, place one end of the tube into one end cap after removing any excess plastic around both ends with scissors. Remember that if you’re not satisfied with how much clearance is between your cane pole and cover cap, you can always sand the cap down to fit more snugly into the pole.

After you’re done with that, take your thread and tie an overhand knot on one end of it. Next, slide both ends of the string through your fishing pole (it should be about 4 inches from the bottom), and double knot it inside of the tube.

Once you’ve finished double knotting your string inside, but both of the caps onto either end of the pipe and seal them together.

That’s it! You’ve now made a fishing cane pole out of only PVC, twine, and some glue or paint. You can use this to go catch some fish during any time of year and by doing so, you’ll be able to enjoy the simple pleasure that comes with fishing.

You can also use these poles to catch trout, bass, catfish, perch, or anything else you might want to fish for.

You can find plenty of cane poles to buy online, but you’ll usually end up paying a lot more than what it costs to make your own. Plus, once you get done reading this article and decide that making your fishing pole is something you’d like to do yourself, I’m sure that there are tons of other things that you could make around the house with PVC instead of throwing them away.

When all is said and done, most people seem to prefer using their rods and reels for catching fish because they believe the equipment looks better on camera or sounds better when it enters the water.

However, if you’re an avid fisherman without money troubles who wants to save some extra cash by getting the cheapest equipment, you would be absolutely foolish not to try using a homemade cane pole.