Step 1: Step1:dress the part
+my preferred layer system+
1st :base- t-shirt and shorts or pants
2nd :insulation- long sleeve shirt
3rd: over wear- jacket or hoodie
4th: outer wear- rain coat, poncho, and waders
Step 2: Step2:rod&reel
also both your rod and reel should be chosen by the type of fish you are going after and the type of fishing you wish to do.
catfish -spinner, heavy bait-caster(i use a spinner)
bluegill, sunfish, crappie, and other pan-fish -any(i use a spinner)
bass -any(i use a bait caster)
carp -(i have always used spinners for carp)
tilapia -any reel depending on the type of fishing intended(i uses a spinner because of versatility)
your rodl should also be chosen by the type of fish you wish to catch.
-use a longer pole for panfish
-use a 5-7 foot pole for bass and tilapia
-use a short pole for heavy cats and carp
Step 3: Step3:line
my main spinner has 30 pound test braided line for carp, cats, tilapia, and, those bigger bass when i fish in big lakes.
my main spinners is out fitted with 12 pound test for most of my bass fishing
my other spinner has 10 pound test
and my other spinners are outfitted with 10- 30 pound test