How Do You Line an Open Fishing Pole?

Fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are an experienced angler or just getting started, it is important to know how to properly line your open fishing pole. Lining a fishing pole properly will help ensure that you get the best performance from your rod and reel and will also ensure that your line stays in good condition for longer.

The first step when lining a fishing rod is to attach the reel to the rod.

To do this, you should start by threading the line through the eyelet of the spool on the reel. Make sure that there are no knots in the line and that it is properly secured in place with a small knot near the eyelet. Once this is done, pull some of the line through and tie it off on one end of the reel’s handle.

Next, you need to thread the rest of the line onto the rod itself. This can be done by taking a few turns around each guide starting at one end of the rod before finishing at the other end. Ensure that all guides are threaded evenly, taking care not to cross any lines as this may cause tangles or knots further down the line.

Once all of your guides have been threaded, tie off one end of your line onto another part of your reel’s handle. Now take some time to adjust your drag on your reel so that you can set it for optimal performance while casting and retrieving. Adjusting drag too tight can cause backlash when casting and adjusting it too loose may cause excessive line wear.

Finally, use a breaking strain appropriate for your intended Target species as well as for any environmental conditions such as wind or current present when fishing. A breaking strain too light may result in broken lines whereas using one too high may impede casting.


Lining an open fishing pole correctly is essential for successful angling trips and getting optimal performance from your rod and reel. It involves attaching a reel to a rod, threading appropriate lines through each guide, tying off one end on another part of your reel’s handle, adjusting drag correctly and choosing an appropriate breaking strain for environmental conditions present when fishing. With these steps followed carefully, you’ll be sure to get plenty more bites during your next outing!

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Daniel Bennet