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How to set up A Fishing Rod For Lure Fishing

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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. PLEASE RATE MY INSTRUCTABLE..

Step 1: What You Will Need

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You will need:
-A Rod
-A Reel
-Fishing Line
-A Lure
-A Scissors

Step 2: Putting line on a reel.

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Image 1: The reel.
Image 2: Open The Bail Arm.
Image 3: Tie on line. This is the knot you tie: http://www.animatedknots.com/arbor/index.php
Image 4: Close Bail Arm.
Image 5: If you are a young beginner get a parent or a friend to put a pencil through the line holder so it will come off easier. Remember to keep the line tight when you are loading the reel to prevent kinks and twists.

Step 3: Mounting The Reel

Image 1: Cut the line when the reel is full but not over full.
Image 2: On most reels there is a line clip on the side. Clip the line in here for now.
image 3: On a rod, near the handle, there is a reel mount that looks like this.
Image 4: Slide the reel into the mount.
Image 5 Screw the mount tight.

Step 4: Bring Line Through Line Guides

Image 1:Un-clip the line and open the bail arm.
Image 2:Put the line through the line guides.
Image 3:Close the bail arm when there is about a meter of line coming out of the top line guide.

Step 5: Attach Your Lure

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You are almost done!!!!!!!!
Image 1: Tie on the lure. This is the knot I use with my rapala (pictured): http://www.animatedknots.com/rapala/index.php
Image 2: Cut of the left over line.
Image 3: You are ready to start fishing!!!!!
 
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iainman7 months ago

That's not the proper way to line a spinning reel. You should leave the spool on it's side facing up, then reel it in. (The way you show is for spincast reels) They are designed to reel in fresh line that way. And if it does get knotted or kinked just pull the knot out and flip the spool over. Later on it will be less hassle and less of a chance of your line getting all tangled up while trolling or reeling in.

bfrancis23 years ago
Thank you for this! It helped greatly!
IRCTOPGUN4 years ago
Thank you for this guide, i live in Middlesbrough, North East England, I will try this guide out for myself when i go sea fishing next and let you know the outcome of my fishing trip using this guide.
hammy108095 years ago
there is a repella lure that work real well, its blue on top and silver and orange in the bottom, works danm good, i bought my second one today(lost first one) and on the first cast when i realed my rod in a 1 1/2 foot fishpike or trout) swims right over it and grabs it, but i was so used to bass fishing that i riped the hook right out of em'. made me sick to my stomach
K-Dawg (author)  hammy108095 years ago
cool (just one thing its called rapalla not a repella)
K-Dawg (author) 5 years ago
Check out my other Instructable on every thing you need to know about sea fishing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sea-Fishing/