Fishing Pole Setup Beginners with 3 Easy Steps

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  • Author Writer Susama
  • Published November 14, 2020
  • Word count 973

Fishing pole setup beginners is essential for the new fisherman like me. From my childhood, I was curious about fishing. My father was an expert about fishing. There was a river near our house, and every weekend I saw my father went there for fishing. He also brought me with him and helped me to set up my fishing pole.

So last autumn, I and one of my friends tried to recreate those memories. But unfortunately, now we have no pond near our house, and also we are not experts about anything related to fishing. So at the very beginning, I had to learn how to set a fishing pole.

In this article, I want to share my practical knowledge vs. my bookish knowledge with you, and it will be helpful for you who are beginners.

Fishing Pole Setup Beginners: 3 Steps

Firstly, know that fishing pole is a noun. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, it means Fishing pole is a long pole made of wood, metal, or plastic and a hook at the end of the pole used for catching fish. Depending on individuals' expertise, fishing can be an interesting simple game or a funny, difficult task.

For fishing, you have to learn how to set an important task. You need to remember some key elements when you set up your pole, no matter how and which fish you want to catch. It would help if you had to follow some basic techniques to ensure your rod is powerful and decoy successfully.

Don't be fear if you follow the right gear. You will be master in it with no time. In this context, I will show you step by step guide for the fishing Pole Setup. So let's begin without further to-do.

Step-1: Assembly Rod and Reels:

First, you have to identify all of your fishing equipment. You have to learn how to terminology your tools before starting assembly them. The handle and the part you will hold is called grip. The most flexible part of the rod is called a tip located on the top of the rod.

The thick part of the rod is known as the butt that is closest to the handle. You need to learn the name of the tools of the fishing pole.

Avoid any scratch. You need to dirt free all the fishing pole parts with a clean cloth. Dirt can destroy the parts of the pole. To extend the life of the pole, use a swab to clean it regularly.

As a beginner assembling a fishing pole may seem complicated but not difficult. You will have pieces of rods. Screw up the upper piece rod to the lower pieces gently; don't force the elements to join.

Usually, the joint between the pieces is known as a ferrule. To attach the rod, ferrule needs to be inserting into the female ferrule. You need to remember. Stop immediately if your rod doesn't come together, and don't force it. Read the manual carefully if there is any lock system or ask somebody (peer) who knows it properly.

Now insert the reel into the female opening reel known as reel seat, which can be found over the butt end. Remember not to overtighten the reel that may cause damage to the rod. Most beginners' reels hold 6-12lb, but I recommend starting with an 8-12lb monofilament line.

Step-2: Threading Time:

Gently pressure on the reel's bale arm, and it will help lift up the bale arm to the other side of the reel. Remember, don't force excessive that may cause damage.

Most rods have four to five eyelets. Start thread from the eye line closest to the reel and ending to the top of the rod. And also, make sure not to miss any eyelets. Once finishing threading into the eyelets, pull up the end line back to the standing line and twist it several times.

There are many types of knots you can use to tie your line to your spool. It will create a hole where the thread will put into and tugging until the line is uptight while cutting the extra line. To close the bale arm simply needs to move it in the opposite direction as previously moved it. Keep the line tight when spooling the reel.

Step-3: Lure Attaching:

First, you have to choose your lure. Choosing a lure may depend on the weather, types of water, types of fish, etc. Choose the color of the lure based on different weather like cloudy, stormy, or sunny.

On the basis of fish and water, choose the type of lure. Remember, in the muddy or dirty water through your spinner or spoon lure may help create their vibration. But in clean water, these advantages can turn into your disadvantages. If you are looking for an all-purpose lure, try a spinner.

Set up the fishing pole is almost done. For attaching to the lure, choose the right kind of hook. Holding the hook with your thumb and pointer finger, insert the thread into it and pull it. Then twist it 5-10 times and using the fisherman knot. Then loosen the thread and put it into the hole by the eye of the hook. Similarly, do with the second hole—usually, no need for a bigger hook.

Final Words

Fishing is an exciting game, and it needs huge patience in every step. Back in these days, there are not many choices for setting up the fishing pole. But for the blessings of science, we now have thousands of options.

When I was a beginner before heading out on the water, I just needed to learn some basic steps that helped me learn the fishing pole setup beginners.

I hope this information will also help you to become more confident and ready to get out for fishing.


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