This is an Instructable to help all the beginners of the great sport of fishing! It will show you how to spool put line on a reel and attach it to a fishing rod. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. Image 1:
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If it is your first time fishing, there may be a lot more elements that factor into the process than you originally realize. From picking out the right bait and lures for different types of fish, to selecting the right pole and reel combination, there are many things to take into account when creating the perfect setup. If you have not been fishing long, or maybe it is your first time out, weighting a fishing pole and securing the hook to it make be foreign territory. For the first time fisher, here are some helpful tips and tricks to get you setup for success in your fishing endeavors. For the first time fisherman, fishing with a sinker or weighted line may seem like a strange or unfamiliar style of fishing, but it can prove to be a very successful type of fishing that can really reel in more fish with the attractive aesthetics of the hook and sinker. Hooking and weighting a line can be a tricky task, so figuring out the right way to do it is key to your success. Tying the right knot and securing the hook to the line is the first step in successfully setting up your fishing line and pole.
How to Hook and Weight a Fishing Pole
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Be sure your reel has line, then press the button of your spin-cast reel or open the bail if you have a spinning reel to release line from the reel. Pull enough line out to thread it through all of the guides of your rod. Hooks come in different sizes and shapes. A 6 or 8 hook with a long shank straight edge is a good size to try.