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One of the most entertaining ways of spending your vacation is fishing. It can give you a way out of your stressful schedule to serenity. However, it will take a firm test on your patience and will. And there goes this saying, “life is like a game, but fishing is serious.”
But I guess going fishing and not catching one wouldn’t feel that good. Would it? It’s a bad lesson for your kids too, as they will remember their father as a failed fisherman.
The most common reason behind this tragedy is not knowing how to set up a fishing pole properly. Therefore, it’s high time to learn how.
The Proper Way to Set Up Your Fishing Pole
Setting up your fishing pole is not the most difficult task that exists in the universe. It follows a certain process and, if you do everything accordingly to that process, you will shine. Now, let’s go through those process:
Attaching the Rod and Reel
Step 1: A fishing rod has a bit complicated mechanism. You will have to burn some brain fuel in the beginning, to get the grips on it. This handle is also known as grip.
If you have a rod that you can break down into two parts or more. Then you are supposed to have multiple joint sections named ferrule. You have to insert the male ferrule into the female.
Step 2: Take a clean cloth and wipe all the dirt and debris out of it. To clean the female ferrule, apply a cotton swab. It will help to increase the lifespan of the rod.
Step 3: Place the female and male pieces aligned on flat ground. Next, you need to anchor the male ferrule around the female ferrule (grab the female ferrule securely). If you see the rod is not coming together, stop right there. Then inspect closely and find out if there’s an issue with the locking mechanism.
Now you have to rotate the pieces together. Hold the female ferrule and rotate the male one while both are adjoined. Your rod is supposed to be locked by now.
Step 4: You will find a female opening where you need to insert the reel. Attach the reel set and keep rotating the pieces as long as they don’t feel secured.
It’s Time to Thread the Fishing Pole
Step 1: There is a silver overhead piece on the reel called the bale arm. You can flip it up to the opposite side of the reel just by applying light pressure. If you have lifted the bale arm by now, it’s time to pull the end of the thread and, the reel will just untangle with it.
Step 2: You got to thread the line through the guide. In most rods, you will find 4-5 guides attached. Start with the threading from the bottom, reaching to the top.
Step 3: Now, you need to close the bake arm, and to do that, flip it to the other direction where you moved it before. To confirm if it’s closed-tightly or not, just pull the line gently. If everything’s ok, you shouldn’t find any line coming out.
Choose Your Lure
Step 1: What kind of lure you need to use on a particular day depends on the sun and cloud cover. You would want to use sliver lure on sunny days. This lure can easily attract the prey as it will reflect lights.
On the other hand, you need to use a gold lure if there are clouds in the sky. You know, gold can reflect well even in a cloudy environment as it has high reflective properties.
Step 2: Choose your lure wisely. When it comes to select the lure, you got to choose it depending on the type of fish you want to catch. For freshwater fishing, you can try a jig. And if catching small fish is your intention, then a spoon lure will work out best. In the case of an all-purpose lure, go for a spinner.
Step 3: Observe the clarity of the water. If you see the water is muddy, you will have to use a lure that can make a lot of moments, such as a spoon or a spinner.
Attaching Your Lure
Step 1: Thread the line following the lure. When you are done threading the lure onto the line, leave about 10 inches of space.
Step 2: Now, place the lure and line on the surface, draw the free end of the line until it fills up the rest of the line. Then wrap up the ending part of your line around the opposite side of the lure. Do the wrapping approx. 5-times and, you are good to go.
Step 3: Grab the ending portion of the line and draw it back towards your lure. After that, coil it through the first, large loop which holds the line. When you are done with the coiling, wrap it another time within itself.
Step 4: Now, keep holding the line, also, the ending part of the line. You need to drag both a bit slower to tighten the line coil and make a strong knot at the loop. Use your fingernails to drag the twists down to the lure. When you have tightly wrapped the knot, prune the glut excess of its end.
If you want to get good at fishing, you must know how to set up a fishing pole. Otherwise, it could get a lot tougher for you. And as you can see now, setting up a fishing pole is not that difficult. All it takes a bit of practice and patience.
When setting up the fishing line, if you encounter any difficulty, you can search online immediately before you worsen the issue. Also, you can reach out to experts for help, but this would cost you.
The best thing would be finding an experienced and helpful fishing buddy. So, if you ever need help with fishing, you can get it easily.