Fishing Rod Assembler

Assemble fishing rods from rod blanks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fishing Rod Assemblers do?

Assembles fishing rods from rod blanks, line guides, ferrules, handles, and reel seats: Heats rod cement over alcohol lamp and drip-melts it into ferrules, rod tip, and reel seat and handle socket. Presses ferrules, rod tip, and other parts onto rod blank while cement is hot and fluid. Aligns and spaces line guides on rod, and secures, using rod-winding-thread. Winds additional bands of rod-winding-thread at ends of rod tip and ferrules to strengthen and decorate rod. May apply varnish, lacquer, or shellac to rod and windings. May repair rods and replace tips, line guides, ferrules, and windings. May assemble kits of fishing rod parts.


Should I be a Fishing Rod Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Fishing Rod Assembler

    Fishing Rod Assemblers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Fishing Rod Assembler-related education!
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