Day to day life comes with a lot of undue pressure for every individual. Fishing is one of the activities that one may seek solace in to unwind and have fun at the same time. This activity may be a complicated endeavor at times, but it is also fun and it offers people time to bond with friends and family, if done together.
As a novice fisher you will, first and foremost, need to understand how fishing works. A tool called a fishing rod is used to carry out the fishing activity. A bait is attached to a hook, which is attached to the fishing line.
The lure is what attracts the fish to the hook and the fish bites the hook. Once this happens, the fisher uses the reel to pull the fish on the hook. The fish is then removed and kept in a cooler for preservation.
USING THE FISHING ROD
Now that we have understood the mechanism behind fishing, we can now proceed to understand the basics of using a fishing rod.
1. CHOOSE A LURE
As novice fisher, we shall be using lures. More experienced fishers usually use live bait in place of lures. There are a range of lures that you may choose from: jigs, spinners, spoons, soft plastic baits and flies are among them.
2. ADD THE LURE
The next step after you have chosen your lure is to add the lure, fly, or hook to the line. You are then required to tie the line to the reel.
3. BAIT THE LINE
You may then bait the line in preparation for casting out. The bait is placed on the hook in order to trick the fish into biting the hook, in an attempt to eat the bait. Among some baits commonly used in fishing include worms and other small fish.
4. CASTING OUT
This is the process of throwing the bait or lure into the water by means of the fishing line. There are different types of casting techniques and they all depend on how far out into the water you would wish your bait to go. Overhead casting is used when a large distance is required, whereas pitching is used when for smaller casting distances.
5. REELING THE FISH IN
As your line is in the water, you may begin to feel a tug on your fishing line. This is an indicator that you have landed yourself a catch. The reel is the mechanism that you will use to pull your catch out of the water. There are a number of reels available in the market today, but the spincaster is the recommended reel for beginner fishers. Other reels include the baitcaster and the spinning reel.
Fishing is quite a fun recreational activity. Once you learn the ropes, you will find it more than enjoyable. Below is a video where you can see how it’s all set up!