How Do You String an Open Reel Fishing Pole?

Open reel fishing poles are popular among anglers who need a lightweight, easy-to-transport option for their fishing trips. Given their popularity and versatility, it’s essential that anglers learn how to properly string an open reel fishing pole.

Doing so will ensure that the pole is properly set up for any type of fishing and that it remains in good condition for many years to come.

Step 1: Gather all the necessary supplies, which include a spool of line, a pair of scissors or line clippers, and a piece of tape.

Step 2: Use the scissors or line clippers to cut the line from the spool, leaving enough extra line at the end for tying knots. Make sure to cut off any kinks in the line with the scissors or clippers before moving on.

Step 3: Tie one end of the line onto the hook at the tip of the fishing pole. Make sure to tightly tie it in order to ensure it is secure.

Step 4: Feed the other end of the line through each of the guides on the pole starting at one end and working your way down towards the handle.

Take a piece of tape and wrap it around both ends of the line where they meet at either end of the pole. This will help keep them secure while you are fishing.

Test out your newly strung open reel fishing pole by casting out into a body of water. If all goes well then you should be ready to start reeling in some fish!


Stringing an open reel fishing pole does not have to be difficult if you follow these steps closely and use quality supplies for your setup. With practice and patience, you can become an expert in setting up your open reel fishing poles so that you can get out there and start catching some fish!

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Emma Gibson