Step 2: Rigging the Pole 1

Picture of Rigging the Pole 1
You can rig the pole before you leave for the lake or after you get there.

First, unpack and assemble the bamboo pole segments - they simply plug together. If your pole came with line, hook, and bobber, you can use those if you wish, but the line in mine was way too thin and the hook was too wimpy. You should use the line and hooks and bobber you purchased so you will know how to rig a pole from scratch.

Next, use an improved clinch knot to tie the monofilament line to the end of the pole. My pole had a nice eyelet at the end, but yours may not, in which case simply tie the line just below the last bamboo joint so the line won't slip off.