Ice Rod Building Workshop

Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Clinton County

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Join local rod builders, Garry Land and Ryan Waltz to make your own ice fishing rod for only $30! For more information and to register, go to If 5 o’clock is too early, just let us know when you can make it by txt/call Jess @ 563-212 -0955. This project will take a couple hours to complete and the rod must stay overnight for the epoxy to harden on the spinners. Then it can be picked up in the future when the camp store is open or by special appointment.

Lighting ~ You may want to bring your own desk lamp or head lamp for better lighting

Magnification ~ If you have "cheaters" or something that can magnify things, it may make things easier on you.

Grow out your thumbnails a bit to help push thread together

Food ~ Bring your own food and drink (can be alcoholic if that is what you would like). Bring small bills if you would like to purchase somethings from the campstore.

Timing ~ some people have nimble fingers, others do not. Some people are "crafty", some are not. Some people are perfectionists, others are not. So it depends on how long this will take you. Most people will be done by 8pm if you arrived by 5. We will stay for however long it takes.

Kids ~ 12 is probably the youngest that should do this as it is somewhat tedious. You know your child the best to know if they can stay focused for 3 hours on one project. Sometimes it is helpful if an adult and child pair up to do it together. So when the child needs  a break, the adult can step in and thread a guide.


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Ice Rod Building Workshop


Wednesday, November 29, 2023
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM


Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center
3942 291st St
Camanche, IA 52730

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Adults - $30.00

Children - $30.00