How Do You Use a Fishing Pole?

Fishing is a beloved pastime for many people around the world, and it has been for centuries. To partake in this activity, you need to know how to use a fishing pole.

Fishing poles come in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials, so it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Once you have selected your pole, there are several steps that should be taken to ensure that you use it correctly.

Step 1: Attaching the Line

The first step in using a fishing pole is attaching the line. Start by unspooling the line and tying it securely to the reel.

You will want to make sure that the line is not too loose or too tight. After tying on your line, you can begin threading it through each of the guides along the length of your pole.

Step 2: Bait Your Hook

Once you have threaded the line through your pole’s guides, you are ready to attach your bait. Different types of bait work better depending on what type of fish you are trying to catch.

Live bait such as worms or minnows tends to work well for most species of fish. Make sure that your bait is securely attached before moving onto step three.

Step 3: Cast Your Line

Casting your line is perhaps the most important step in using a fishing pole properly. You will want to hold onto your rod with one hand and use your other hand to hold onto the end of your fishing line. When casting, make sure that you keep your wrist straight and snap it forward quickly in order to cast out far enough into the water.


Using a fishing pole may seem intimidating at first glance but with practice and patience anyone can become an expert angler! With these three steps – attaching a line, baiting a hook, and casting – anyone can learn how to properly use a fishing pole and reap all of its rewards!

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Lindsay Collins