Fishing rods can be made out of different materials, but the basic old fashioned fishing rod is a cane pole or bamboo rod. It is simple in its construction and gets the job done fairly well if you have the patience. There is no reel normally attached to the basic bamboo pole, so there isn't much to do after it is cast. That being said, they are a great project to do with kids and a sure way to get them interested in fishing.
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Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.