Guide to Prepare Fishing Rod

Preparing fishing rod is a basic routine in fishing days. Many of our readers may be more than familiar with this task, but if you’ve come here disoriented and looking for answers, then this article is for you.

If you follow this guide step by step it will look like you’ve been fishing all your life, even if it’s the first time you do.

Mount Or Prepare Fishing Rod Step By Step

We recommend that before doing anything you become familiar with your new fishing rod and with the operation of your reel, both will become your tools support, and will function as an extension of your body. As you know them, the easier it will be to use them and take advantage of them.

Now let’s prepare the fishing rod as a practice:

Step 1

The first thing you are going to do is mount the reel in the reed. Do not worry, it is not complicated, just fit the handle on the reel holder and adjust the knob until it is firm, without tightening too much.

For more details you can see this video that tells you exactly how to do it:

Step 2

Now, assuming your reel is not loaded, we will start to wind the line in the reel.First pass the line through the lower ring of the rod, then make a firm knotaround the bobbin and tighten until it does not move.

Now you just have to turn the handle on the spool and let the thread roll evenly.Stop when the line is half a centimeter from the edge.

The instructions are detailed in this video:

Step 3

Pass the tip of the thread from the reel to the tip of the reed through each and every one of the rings of your fishing rod. According to toolkitforfishing, you must release the brake on thespool so the thread will release easily.

Step 4

If you are going to use a rod holder, first evaluate the fishing area and place it where you think it will be most beneficial. If you are practicing, you can skip this step.

Step 5

At this point the fishermen join their rigging to the main line with a special knot for it. You can choose the one you like most from our knot guide. However you can also use a clip so you do not have to cut the line over and over again when you get a catch.

If you want to know how to make a rig, you need to consider the species you are going to fish and buy the chord material. You will need hooks, pearls, emerillos, floats and weights.

Since you are starting, you will be well practiced with basic gear, avoid for the moment making too many joints or fishing with expensive lures, because at first the knots do not fit so well and we can lose the materials.

A trick to not waste time on your day, is to prepare your line basses the day before, so you only have to incorporate the float or lead when you go to pitch.


How you will see preparing the fishing rod is quite simple, and now that you have done it and practiced you will not feel lost on your first day. However we invite you to continue reading so you learn some very good tricks to maintain the fishing rod and prevent it from corroding.

How To Maintain Your Fishing Rod

A novice fisherman sometimes tends to behave like a child, ie, puts great enthusiasm to the fun part and forget about the boring stuff, in this case thecleaning and protecting your equipment fishing. If you do not want your cane, reel and other materials to spoil and prevent you from improving your performance, then take care of your cleaning and maintenance.

The cleaning should be done at the end of each day, when you get home, some do it vaguely in the same area where they fished, but that does not guarantee that the equipment will be free of salt and dirt.

Then, when you get home, after storing the fish take some time to do the following:

Cleaning The Fishing Rod

  1. With a cloth dampened in fresh water or even a toothbrush,clean the rings of the cane, one by one.
  2. Then soak the cloth again in clean water and pass it firmly by the handle of the cane and go up all the way trying to remove even the smallest grain of sand and salt.
  3. If you are a cleaning crank, you can also wring a cotton swab moistened by the handle to remove microbes and prevent the handle from sticking.
  4. In the case of rods that are divided into several sections it is very important to clean the interior of the joints, removing the dirty and the remains of salt or sand with a cotton impregnated with alcohol.
  5. Finally, with another dry cloth of great absorption you will remove excess water and dry the cane.(Do not leave it in the sun.)
  6. That’s it, then you just have toclean your fishing reel.

If you get used to cleaning your equipment every time you finish a day, you will see how the service life of the equipment is extended. Which will save you a lot of money.

Until next time, have a good fishing!

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