How Do You Line a Zebco Fishing Pole?

Using a Zebco fishing pole can be a great way to get into the sport of fishing, as they are relatively inexpensive, yet effective pieces of equipment. To ensure your Zebco pole is properly set up and ready for use, it is important to know how to line a Zebco fishing pole correctly.

The first step in lining your Zebco pole is to choose the right type of line for the job.

Monofilament line is generally considered the best choice when it comes to fishing poles, as it has good sensitivity and strength. When selecting a monofilament line, look for one that is designed specifically for spinning reels and is rated with a breaking strength of at least 6-10 pounds. It is also important to select a line that matches the size of your rod, as heavier lines can cause damage if used with lighter rods.

Once you have chosen the appropriate type of line, attach it to your reel by running it through the guides on the rod and then tying an arbor knot at the base of your reel. This knot will ensure that your line does not slip off during casting or retrieval. After tying off the arbor knot, you should then thread several feet of line through each guide on your rod starting from the top and working down towards the reel.

Now that you have threaded your line through each guide on your rod, you are ready to tie on a lure or hook. The most commonly used knot when tying lures onto a Zebco fishing pole is an improved clinch knot.

To tie an improved clinch knot, start by running about six inches of line through the eye of your lure or hook before making five turns around itself. Then pass back through both loops created by those turns before pulling tight.

Finally, you will want to spool some extra line onto your reel before heading out onto the water. To do this properly, lay out about 20-30 feet of extra line from spool before attaching it back onto your reel in an “X” pattern using two arbor knots.


Lining a Zebco fishing pole correctly will help ensure that you have an enjoyable time while out on the water and can make all the difference between catching fish or coming home empty handed. By following these simple steps and choosing the right type of monofilament line for your particular rod size, you can be sure that you are fully prepared for any angling situation that may arise while out on open waters!

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Lindsay Collins