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How To : Casting and baiting a feeder rod

For those particular attached to one sort of fishing, like fly fishing or float fishing, trying and mastering a different type of fishing can be a scary process, requiring a departure form the comfort zone that is at the core of the enjoyment of fishing. This video features a ...more

How To : Cast a fishing rod without any knots

Casting a fishing rod can be tricky, and we've all had knots in our spools. This fisherman will show you how to adjust your reel so that you never get knots again. Hopefully this how to video will help you cast a fishing rod like an expert. Steps to casting a fishing rod: Se ...more

How To : Cast a fishing rod

Fishing is relaxing, but not if you hook yourself because you couldn’t cast a reel! You Will Need * A body of water * A bobber * A sinker * A fishing rod Step 1: Attach the bobber and sinker Attach the bobber to the line six to eight inches from the tip of the rod and attach ...more

How To : Line and cast a fishing rod

In this brief video tutorial, the host Ian Leahy gives you step by step instructions about how to line and cast a fishing pole. For this video you'll need your baiting hook, some small line weights, bait, plyers, and some heavy-weight fishing line. First, he suggest you check ...more

How To : Cast a spinning rod for fishing

Casting a fishing rod can be tricky, and we've all had knots in our spools. This fishing clip will show you how to adjust your reel so that you never have knots again. Take action: set the spool tension knob and set the reel breaks. The reel should stop when bait hits water. R ...more

How To : Cast a Spinning Rod Backhanded

When fishing with a spinning rod, you may encounter a situation that does not allow you to cast off the side of the body that is holding the reel, like sharing the bow of the boat with another angler. In such situations, it is easier to cast backhanded or with the tip of the r ...more

How To : Perform the basic fly fishing cast

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a basic cast in fly fishing. Begin by holding the rod like your shaking someone's hand. The fore fingers should be over the fishing line and wrapped around the rod. Do not grip the rod too firmly. Before casting, make sure that y ...more

How To : Roll cast in fly fishing

A roll cast is a way to throw your rod and catch more fish. Specifically, in fly fishing, a roll cast is performed by tipping the rod back to two o'clock and throwing it as if it were a ball. You would use a roll cast on a windy day to get the best toss. You will learn how to ...more

How To : Fish for bluegill with a fly rod and popping bugs

Nothing is more fun that fly fishing with popping bug for panfish. With popping bugs, you can get bite after bite from little bass. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to fish for bluegill and panfish using a fly rod and popping bugs. Nothing is mo ...more

How To : Use a spinning reel for sea fishing

Mark The Shark is educating any outdoor enthusiast as to how to use his a spinning reel when fishing. After establishing a spinning reel is what you are using, it is best to adjust the tension of the line using the drag wheel. The drag wheel is a dial that can usually be found ...more

How To : Fish a swimbait lure to catch quality bass

If you're targeting big bass during the summertime, the best bait to use is a swimbait lure. You may know that they don't give you tons of bites, but in this case, quality is the key. The best bass you'll eve catch will come off this swimbait lure. This is why swimbaits are fa ...more

How To : Tune up a crankbait for a straight path

How many times have you been on the water and you've cast off a crankbait? You pick up the crankbait rod and make a cast, start your retrieve and your bait runs off to the side. Tuning will keep it straight. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to tu ...more

How To : Use a follow-up lure when bass fishing

There's no more exciting ways to fish for bass than top water. There's a big explosion with a bass hooked up. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to use a follow-up lure when you've missed on a big bass. It's a typical scenario in bass fishing. A b ...more

How To : Set up a basic fishing rod

A great fishing tutorial that shows how to set up a basic rod. This casting rod video is presented by an English fisherman with great respect for his equipment. It is a two section rod, with aligned rings.

How To : Use a good buzzbait pattern for catching bass

Casting your fishing rod in different patterns is an appealing, but sometimes futile-seeming, way to increase your fish catch. This video features a bass fisherman explaining one patter he uses to catch a lot of bass using a buzzbait. Especially if you fish in the evening, thi ...more

How To : Use buzz bait

Watch this instructional video to learn how to use buzz bait. Buzz baiting uses counter rotating pepper jigs buzz bait with a drop down head. What you'll want to do with this one is just make a good long casts. You want to get it tightly covered as you can right along the edge ...more

How To : Fish a mega plastic worm bait for bigger bass

Do bigger baits really catch bigger bass? That's been a question for fisherman since fish existed. Well, when it comes to bigger worms, pro anglers on the national bass circuits give the unqualified answer of “yes,” at least as far as plastic worms and fish holding on deep sum ...more

How To : Fish a soft plastic frog bait for bass fishing

No one fishes with a frog as lure, except when it comes to the non-living kind. This soft plastic frog bait is the perfect lure for bass fishing. They look lifelike, but won't make you feel like an awful fisherman. Watch as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a pl ...more

How To : Troll live bait in your kayak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to troll large live bait in your kayak. Use a circle hook and attach it to your rod with a small loop knot. This will allow the live bait to have a natural presentation. This means you must troll slowly. You must have slight tension on ...more

How To : Load fly fishing line on a rod and reel

Want to go fly fishing but lack the necessary technical know-how when it comes to the sport's specialized equipment? Never you fear, brave pescador(a): with this fly fisherman's how-to, you'll learn how to load fly fishing lide on a rod and reel. When loading fly fishing line ...more

How To : Fish with plastic worms

To fish with a plastic grub or a plastic worm, rig with a lead head so that the lure will go to the bottom and "swim" back to the boat, imitating a crayfish or a baitfish. First, cast your lure out to a likely spot like a rock or a tree or some place that looks like a good hab ...more

How To : Fish using a jerk bait

One of the most important features on the jerk bait is the front end diving lip which is used to make the lure dive deeper in the water when the jerk bait is pulled by the fishing rod. There is one more very important feature involved in using this jerk bait. It is the "pause" ...more

How To : Catch surface-feeding fish with a popping cork rig

One of the most exciting times you can have fishing is when you can get in the middle of a school of surface-feeding fish like black bass or white bass or stripers. If you can manage to cast off into them, you're guaranteed to get a bite. And one way to improve your chances… t ...more

News : Brazil keeps getting away with more than two hands.

If you happened to be watching Brazil vs. Portugal, you might have noticed something weird in keeper Julio Cesar's back after he and Meirelles collided. It was some kind of steel rod support for his injured back. According to FIFA article 4, it's illegal for players to wear an ...more

How To : Bass fish using year-round buzz bait lures

You can't catch a fish if you don't have the bait… and a buzz bait are great for snagging bass. So, if you're a bass fisherman, you can't not know this information. Get the scoop on buzz baits. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how buzz baits are good lures for catching bi ...more

How To : Catch fish using a football-shaped jig

Large, sweaty men are usually the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word football, but for this video, we're not talking about the guys on the playing field, we're talking about the guys in the fishing boat, the kind of guys who like to use a "football jig". Wa ...more

How To : Fish for bass using a square-billed crankbait

If you're bass fisherman, then you know that the lipless crankbait is the bait you want in your fishing box. It's great for catching roaming fish chasing bait fish. However, there is an alternative you could use— a square-billed shallow running crankbait. They both are used in ...more

How To : Fish for lake trout

In this video series, learn how to catch lake trout from expert fisherman Charlie Labarda. Charlie will tell you how to choose a rod and reel for fishing for lake trout and how to choose fishing line and bait. He demonstrate how to cast for trout, how to read a bobber in the w ...more

How To : Fish for bass using the flicker shad bait

Big surprises come in little packages, and that's certainly the case with this flicker shad bait. This flicker shad has been proven to attract bass or any fish that feeds on shad, so if you want to learn more, watch as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a flicker ...more

How To : Catch fish with a wacky worm rig with an O-ring

Bass can't resist the wacky worm. What's better than something that sounds as delicious as the "wacky worm"? No bass could pass this up, so if you plan on going bass fishing soon, you need to add this rig to your arsenal. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows that the wacky worm i ...more

How To : Make Tight Loops When Fly Casting

When casting a flyrod, in most cases, tight loops will allow the fly to travel farther, more accurately, and with less effort. To cast these tight loops, the tip of the rod must travel in a straight line path, slack must be eliminated, and there must be a constant acceleration ...more

Food Tool Friday : Why Pros Use Carbon Steel Knives

A good, sharp knife is a cook's best friend, which is why there's so much passionate debate about what kind you should get. Most enthusiastic home cooks opt for a stainless steel knife, but it turns out there's a different option that the pros favor, and that's carbon steel. T ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

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