How to Tie a Fishing Line on a Cane Pole

How to Tie a Fishing Line on a Cane Pole
Fishing with a cane pole rigged with fishing line is an enjoyable and productive way to catch fish species such as bluegill and crappie. Tying the line on your cane pole is not difficult, but knowing where to start is important. This can mean the difference between catching or losing a fish if you hook something large enough to actually break your pole.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 8-to-10-foot cane pole 6 pound test fluorocarbon fishing line Duct tape Scissors or nail clippers
  • 8-to-10-foot cane pole
  • 6 pound test fluorocarbon fishing line
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors or nail clippers
Step 1
Spool off a 30-foot piece of line and keep it relatively straight on the ground. Lay the cane pole next to it and cut the line from the spool, using scissors or nail clippers.
Step 2
Tie the line to the cane pole 2 feet from its thickest end. This end will be the handle of your cane pole. Secure a piece of duct tape around the pole where you tied the knot.
Step 3
Spiral the line the length of the pole, applying a piece of duct tape every foot to hold down the line
Step 4
Tie off the line at the tip of the cane pole, but make sure the pole at that point is strong. If it is too thin, tie off the line a little farther down from the top and trim off the weakened node from the cane pole. Make sure you have 12 to 15 feet of line left after tying off the line.

Tips & Warnings

 
Fish cannot detect fluorocarbon fishing line in the water, and 6 pound test is strong enough to handle any fish you would catch with a cane pole. By tying the line onto your cane pole in this manner you will still be able to catch any large fish whose weight breaks the top off the pole.
 
Fish cannot detect fluorocarbon fishing line in the water, and 6 pound test is strong enough to handle any fish you would catch with a cane pole.
 
By tying the line onto your cane pole in this manner you will still be able to catch any large fish whose weight breaks the top off the pole.

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