Being the wonderful husband that he is, Mr. Handsome decided a couple weeks ago that I needed my own fishing pole, so we stopped at Walmart to pick one up. I wanted something girly, maybe pink or purple, but we couldn’t find any good quality rods in those colors, so I settled on a brown one (the Shakespeare Micro Series Ultralight 4’6″, for all you fishing fanatics).
The brown was pretty dull, so I decided to glitz it up DIY-style. After testing the pole out to make sure I wanted to keep it, I grabbed a thick, blue Sharpie marker and colored the body of the rod.
The project only took about 10 minutes, and the color appeared more purple than red, which was fine with me. (Purple is my favorite color.)
As I was using my new glitzed-up fishing rod the following week, I noticed my hands turning slightly purple. “Oh well,” I thought, and continued fishing.
Unfortunately, towards the end of the evening, my line caught a snag, and the rod snapped in half when I was trying to free it, giving me a nice bruise as it flew back and whacked my arm.
So now I’m on the market for another fishing pole. I think I’ll go with the same one, since it was only $20 and worked quite well. Maybe this time I’ll use spray paint to glitz it up. 🙂