Putting fishing line on a Shakespeare pole is a relatively simple process that requires only a few tools. Before getting started, make sure you have the right type of line for your pole. You’ll also need scissors or a knife, monofilament line, and a bobber if needed.
Begin by attaching the line to the eyelet at the top of your pole. If your pole has multiple eyelets, it’s best to choose one closest to the handle for improved balance when casting.
Cut off any excess line using scissors or a knife and then tie an appropriate knot. The most common knot used is an Improved Clinch Knot.
After creating the knot, thread the line through each eyelet down to the bottom of your pole. Make sure that each loop of your knot is securely fastened before continuing to the next eyelet. Once all of the eyelets have been threaded, tie another Improved Clinch Knot at the bottom of your pole.
Next, attach a bobber if desired. Bobbers can be attached directly to the main line or affixed on a snell with a swivel and bead. This will help keep lures in place and provide additional buoyancy when casting.
Finally, use scissors or knife to cut off any excess line from both knots before testing out your setup in water.
Conclusion: Putting fishing line on a Shakespeare pole is an easy process that requires only basic tools such as monofilament line, scissors or knife, and a bobber if desired. Begin by attaching one end of the line to an eyelet near the handle and then threading through each eyelet down to the bottom.
Tie another knot at this point and attach a bobber if desired. Trim off any excess lines before testing out your setup in water for best results!