How Do You Set Up a Kids Fishing Pole?

Setting up a Kids Fishing Pole: A Step-by-Step Guide

Fishing is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime that can be shared with the entire family. If you have young children, you may want to introduce them to the sport by teaching them how to set up their own fishing pole. Doing so is not difficult, but there are a few steps involved that should be taken.

Step 1: Prepare the Fishing Line
The first step in setting up a kids fishing pole is to attach the line. Start by threading the line through each of the guides on the pole.

If you are using monofilament line, you will need to tie a knot at the end of it. This will help keep it secure when casting and retrieving. You may also want to add a swivel at the end of your line for extra security.

Step 2: Attach the Reel
Once you have threaded your line through all of the guides, attach it to the reel. To do this, make sure that your reel seat is facing forward on your rod and insert your reel into it as far as it will go. Then, use clips or screws to secure it in place.

Step 3: Add Your Lure or Bait
Once your reel is in place on your rod, add your lure or bait of choice onto your hook or lure. This can vary depending on what type of fish you are trying to catch and what type of bait they prefer. Once you have chosen your bait, attach it securely onto your hook using either a loop knot or barbless hook knot.

Step 4: Ready for Casting
Once all of these steps have been completed, you are now ready for casting! Have your child practice casting with an empty spool first before adding any weight on their line so they can get a feel for how far they can cast with just their rod and reel setup alone.


Setting up a kids fishing pole does not need to be complicated nor intimidating – if done correctly and safely, this can be an enjoyable experience for both parent and child alike! By following these steps outlined above, anyone can easily set up their own fishing pole in no time at all!

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Lindsay Collins