Fishing Rod Line Guides

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 : 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 : Reel a fishing rod easily

Reeling a fishing rod has small quirks that can be easily overcome with technique. You Will Need * A fishing rod * A reel * A net Step 1: Hold the pole Hold the fishing rod tightly in your non-dominant hand, with your dominant hand even with the reel. Step 2: Wind it up Turn ...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 : Set the drag on your fishing line properly

Adjusting the drag on your fishing line is one of several important setting that you can set on a modern rod. This video features a bass fisherman going through how to properly set the drag on your rod for different fishing situations. Basically, if you're catching a big, orne ...more

How To : Rig a fly fishing line for trout

When hunting for trout, you will need to know how to set up your rod. Different types of fish require different set ups. In this tutorial you will learn to master the technique behind rigging a fly fishing line for trout. In order to rig a fishing line for trout fishing, there ...more

How To : Identify the different parts of a fishing rod

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to identify the different parts of a fishing rod. This video introduces 2 types of rods, spinning rod and conventional rod. The spinning rod is used for light tackle fish. The line comes off from the bottom of the rod. The rod is desig ...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 : Put a fly fishing rod and reel together

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to put a fly fishing rod and reel together. Steve shows you how to do this. Every reel has a reel seat and most fly rods have a slot under the grip into which one end of the reel seat slides in. At the lower end of t ...more

How To : Tia a rapala knot with fishing line for fishing

The Rapala Knot is the knot that the Rapala brothers recommend to use with Rapala lures. The Rapala Knot attaches the lure with a loop at the end of the line. The loop will allow the lure to move freely and naturally. The Rapala brother also emphasize that the line is attached ...more

How To : Tie a fishing line for ocean fishing

To begin with you have to pass the line all the way through the eye of the hook and do it crosswise seven or eight times. Run it through the loop once more and then pass it all the way through the main loop of the line. Make certain that your line is wet. Another special way i ...more

How To : Add a mono leader to a braid fishing line

This great how-to shows clearly how to tie a length of braided line to a fluorocarbon leader. In the video, the demonstrator uses large rope so that the technique can be clearly seen. This trick has been gaining popularity in the freshwater fishing community lately in part bec ...more

How To : Tie double fishing line

Attention fishing junkies! In this video learn how to tie a double fishing line with help from charter fishing expert Mark the Shark. Tie a double fishing line by making 30 turns with the line before tying the line off. Learn with this video demonstration the importance of a d ...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 : Attach the leader to braided fishing line

Want to go deep-sea fishing but lack the necessary know-how when it comes to the sport's specialized equipment? Never you fear, brave pescador(a): with this fisherman's how-to, you'll learn how to attach a leader to a braided fishing line for drop shotting. In order to attach ...more

How To : Connect monofilament fishing line to a braid

This how-to video provides step-by-step instruction from Curtis Owens of Performance Tackle for attaching monofilament fishing line to a braid. While some fisherman only stick to one kind of fishing line, some might like to mix things up. The only problem is in learning to tie ...more

How To : Tie a locked half blood knot on a fishing line

The Half Blood Knot is similar to the clinch knot. It is same knot with two different names. This instructional video demonstrates a variation called the Locked Half Blood Knot. This variation adds a way to secure the tag end in the final steps of tying the knot. The half bloo ...more

How To : Add tippet to the fly fishing line

Steve Auxley shows how to add tippet to a fly fishing line. He mentions here that you do not add tippet to fishing line, you add it to the leaders. So lets see how you do it. You hold the leader in one hand and about two feet of tippet in another hand. Now you are going to tie ...more

How To : Tie a Palomar knot to secure a fishing line

In this video, we learn how to tie a Palomar knot to secure a fishing line. This knot is pretty easy to tie, it won't take long. First, you will take the fishing line and make it into a loop. After this, insert it through the eye on the hook. Next, bring it back over and then ...more

How To : Tie a Carolina rig fishing line

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a Carolina rig fishing line. First, grab your favorite type of hook, then apply it to a Carolina rig that has a bead on it to protect the knot from sliding up. You can also use a giant worm on your Carolina rig to have better results while ...more

How To : Pick a reel for a fishing rod

Picking the right reel is as important as being a skilled fisherman. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to choose the proper reel for your fishing rod. By following these tips, you will definitely improve your ability and skill. So, when picking a reel for a fishing rod, it's ...more

How To : Tie the fly fishing line to the backing

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a fly fishing line to the backing. Users will need a nail knot tool. Put the backing into the tool, leaving about 6 inches sticking out. The wrap the line around the tool 5 times, pushing the loops together. Take the end of the ...more

How To : Tie a fly to a fly fishing line

The most important aspect of fly fishing is the fly! In this tutorial, learn how to tie a fly to your line for fly fishing. You will learn how to attach a fly to the leader on your line. A fly isn't attached to a fly fishing line because the leader is attached to the fly line, ...more

How To : Re-spool your fishing line

Captain Bob Hoose talks about the advantage of re-spooling before a trip. Check out this instructional fishing video to understand a few tips that are perfect for beginners. Learn the importance of re-spooling your fishing line from the experts. Practice your fishing skills an ...more

How To : Put fishing line on spinning reels

Want to go fishing but lack the necessary nautical know-how? Never fear; you have the Internet and its wealth of free how-to videos. In this particular one, you'll learn how to put fishing line on spinning reals. Take a look.

How To : Reel a fishing rod

In this how-to video, you will learn how to reel a fishing rod. The most common mistake with people using spinning reels is that they are using it upside down and backwards. The correct way is making sure the spinning reel is facing downward and you are reeling forward. With a ...more

How To : Tie a Grinner Knot on a fishing line

Looking for a new knot to try on your fishing trip? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tie the Grinner Knot. The Grinner Knot is a very strong knot that works with all line types also braided lines. The breaking strength is close to 100 percent. It is fai ...more

How To : Tie a dropper loop with fishing line

The Dropper loop is a classic loop knot which is often used on multi-hook fishing lines and bait rigs. The dropper loop is also often used by fly fishermen to attach an extra fly to the leader. The dropper loop can be created in the middle of a the fishing line and forms a loo ...more

How To : Bait a fishing rod

If you fish in a lot of weeds or where there are a lot of rocks, then check out this video tutorial. A fisherman will show you how to bait a fishing rod so you won't catch weeds and other things on your hook. Take action: be careful not to hook fingers, use a Gamakatsu hook an ...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 : Pitch more successfully with a spinning fishing rod

If you use a spinning rod to fish, then pitching said rod is a crucial part of your fishing technique. This video features a bass fisherman on his front lawn demonstrating his technique for pitching properly. Watch him, then get out to the lake and catch some dang bass!

How To : Choose fishing line

There are three main line types in fishing, but how do you know what you should be using? In this video tutorial, a fisherman will give you some tips so you can decide for yourself. Take action: determine bait type, determine type of fish to catch, and look at line weight and ...more

How To : Tie a tucked half blood knot on a fishing line

The Tucked Half Blood Knot is a normal half blood knot where the tag end is tucked in the final step. This will make the knot stronger and prevent it from slipping open. The tucked half blood Knot is used for the same applications as the ordinary half blood knot - to attach ho ...more

How To : Tie the perfection loop with fishing line

The Perfection Loop is a great knot for tying a small loop at the end of the line. The Perfection Loop is perfectly in line with the standing part of the leader and it is both quick and easy to tie. Follow along with this how to video to learn how to tie the perfection loop fo ...more

How To : Use a boat and fishing rod in Minecraft

Wondering how to fish off of your boat in Minecraft? Check out this video to learn the whole process, from crafting a workbench and boat to heading out onto the water and finding some fish. This is your guide to boat fishing in Minecraft.

How To : Tie a spinner bait on a fishing line

Spinner bait are good for attracting and catching bass when fishing. In order to have the lure and the bait working correctly when using this type of bait, you will have to attach the bait directly to the lure. This can be done using the improved fisherman knot. After threadin ...more

How To : Tie fly fishing line to line knots

Tying line to line knots in fly fishing. Learn about fly fishing knots, equipment, and techniques in this free video. Part 1 of 7 - How to Tie fly fishing line to line knots. Tie fly fishing line to line knots - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.c ...more

How To : Tie fly fishing line to hook knots

Line to hook knots in fly fishing. Learn about fly fishing knots, equipment, and techniques in this free video. Part 1 of 7 - How to Tie fly fishing line to hook knots. Tie fly fishing line to hook knots - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Tie ...more

How To : Choose a fishing rod and reel

Fly? Spin? Baitcast? Spincast? Graphite or Fibreglas? Easily narrow it down! Watch these five videos to help you choose. Part 1 of 5 - How to Choose a fishing rod and reel. Part 2 of 5 - How to Choose a fishing rod and reel. Part 3 of 5 - How to Choose a fishing rod and reel ...more

How To : Pull a collapsing bed prank with fishing line

A person's bed is their sacred place of rest, a place where they should theoretically be safe from pranks and shenanigans. Yeah right! This video will show you how to set up a great dorm-room or roommate prank where you remove the supports from their bed frame, replace them wi ...more

News : I Traded My Fishing Rod for a Camera

Had so much fun filming underwater fish releases that I now enjoy filming them rather than fishing for them. You can view my latest (make believe) adventure on YouTube. I have to admit that adding the right music really makes a difference. Video: . In the months to come, I wil ...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 : Set up a bank line or trot line while fishing

Several fishing techniques are demonstrated in this video, including how to set up a trot line (where heavy, baited hooks are set at intervals along a tree branch) and a bank line (a line set up along the bank of the lake or river).

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 : 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 : 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 and adjust the popping cork rig

When fishing, many people use more than just a rod and fishing line. There are many different kind of tools and equipment that fishermen use to help catch a nice big fish. One thing that is used is a popping cork rig. Fishermen usually use this to help catch fresh and saltwate ...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 : 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 : Adjust a float/slip bobber rig

For some, there's more to fishing than just using a rod and some fishing line. There are more tools and pieces of equipment that fishermen use to help make it easier to get a hold of a nice size fish. So in this helpful tutorial, you'll find out how to adjust a float/slip bobb ...more

How To : Line behind the bail on a spinning outfit

Fishing may seem like an easy hobby, but things can go wrong really quickly if people don't know what they're doing. One things that can happen is the set up of the spinning reel. This needs to be taken care of correctly and not doing so can result in damage to the rod and can ...more

How To : Fish for bass using a plastic jig worm

What's a jig worm? Well, it's exactly what the name implies: a jig rigged with a trailing plastic worm. If you're not a seasoned fisherman, the answer might not have been so obvious, but that doesn't matter when you find out how important this jig worm is. Wade Bourne of MyOut ...more

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