Most St. Clair river veterans make their whipping or chugging rods out of old poles they have retired. All you need is a heavy duty pole and you are in business. If you don't have any spare poles, go to a garage sale with fishing poles and pick out the thickest one they have.
Once you have secured a rod, go out and buy a rod tip repair kit from any local bait shop. I picked up mine for a couple bucks at Bass Pro and now have extras for use down the road. Once you have these two items, you are ready to begin.
Check out how I recently made one of my whipping rods
|A rod my dad found on the side of the road- it was a two piece but I am only using the bottom section. If you want your rod shorter, cut off the rod where you want it and follow the rest of the steps.|
|Use a lighter to heat the cement stick. Hold the heat on the stick for 3-4 seconds until it melts.|
|Apply the cement to the rod. I filled the hole in with quite a bit of glue to make sure the tip was solid.|
|Let the tip sit in the cement for a couple minutes until it becomes solid.|
|Finished product... ready to haul in some walleye.|
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