How to Tie Fishing Line to a Pole

How to Tie Fishing Line to a Pole
You must thread your fishing pole every time you go fishing. The process is pretty simple. You tie fishing line to your pole, cast it into the water, wait for a catch, pull that catch out of the water and then start the process all over again. The good news is, once the actual pole is threaded with line, you only have to cut the old hook from the line, pull slack and add a new hook for a new catch. As your line dwindles, you'll have to use a new spool of line to replace it. Just be aware of how much line you have on your barrel and you'll be fine to fish without too many worries.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Tie your fishing line to the spinning barrel on your pole. Rarely will you use a complete spool of fishing line during this process. Roll the line slowly to avoid knots and to obtain an even distribution across the whole of the barrel. Continue until the barrel is full. Aim for 1/8 inch from the rim.
Step 2
Thread the line through eye of the pole closest to the barrel. Continue until the line is strung through all of the eyes.
Step 3
Create slack on the line. Aim for approximately 6 to 9 inches.
Step 4
Tie a hook onto the end of the pole so your line doesn't unravel.

Tips & Warnings

Check the manufacturer's instructions regarding which line weight is best for your fishing pole. Although monofilament line is the most common type, it is not appropriate for all fishing poles and applications. Monofilament line is cheap and stretches to accommodate large, strong fish that run when snagged by a hook. Tough fishing lines are also available.
Check for any tangles or knots in your line before casting it.
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when it comes to tying fishing lines, adding hooks and weights and using accessories such as fishing pole holders.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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