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Equipment needed for fishing

Equipment needed for fishing


The longer the fishing rod, the farther the fishing line can be thrown, and the thicker the fishing rod, the bigger the fish will be.


You can choose 5-8 feet fishing rods for fishing in ponds or lakes that a little narrow, and 8-10 feet fishing rods are recommended for relatively wide piers and beaches.


Parameters on the fishing rod:

Power is the strength that the fishing rod can withstand, divided into light, medium, and heavy.


Action is the speed at the bend of the fishing rod returns to its original position after being stressed, which is divided into slow, medium and fast.


Line Weight is the strength range of the fishing line recommended by the manufacturer.


Lure Weight is the recommended lure weight range.



The Reel can be divided into spin casting, spinning, bait casting, fly fishing, Deep water trolling and trolling. The most commonly used is spin casting and spinning.


It is recommended that novices choose to spinning, because there is no need to change the left and right hands, it is the most common and best to use. To bait casting, you need to choose the left and right sides in advance. For experienced adept, it is mainly used for fishing predatory fish such as bass. Because you need to constantly throw bait and then pull it back, rookies are easy to entangle the line, so it is not recommended for them.


Fly fishing is generally used for fishing trout and other fish that use lightweight fake bait. The principle is to use a heavier fly line to throw out the lighter lead and hook bait. The difficulty is the highest. It is recommended to study with a coach or fishing guide.


So the suggestion for novices here is to buy a set of spinning rod and reel combo, which can save a lot of trouble in the initial stage.


Note: The acceptable carrying capacity and range of the fishing rod and reel fishing line should be within the corresponding range. The parameters are displayed on the equipment. Please pay attention to the corresponding, not exceed range when purchasing.


Monofilament line (abbreviated as mono) is a nylon line. The advantage is that it is cheap and easy to use, flexible, and suitable for novices. The disadvantage is that it is thicker than other fishing lines of the same strength and pounds, and has inertia. It is easy to ageing in the sun for a long time.


 Bait & Lure

Earlier bait was a natural food that fish often eat. Raw bait includes animals that live on the surface and bottom of the water, such as carps, small insects, insects, crayfish, earthworms, leeches, and frogs.  Raw bait is prohibited in some areas in the United States, so you must check local fishing laws before using raw bait to confirm that the bait used is legal. Many Americans also use lure. Generally speaking, fishing with raw bait is usually more efficient than lure, which is suitable for beginners. The most commonly used bait for anglers is earthworms, because it is easy to install hooks and is economical. There is usually a bait shop next to public waters in the United States where you can buy a variety of live bait:


Nightcrawler: a kind of earthworm, is relatively large, can be used for bass fishing, or cut off to fishing sunfish and bluegill.


Redworm, a kind of earthworm, small in size, can catch sunfish, crappie, perch and other small fish.


Mealworm which is also common in China is generally used as feed for carnivorous tropical fish, birds, and reptiles. If used for fishing, it is more suitable for trout fishing.


Minnow, a kind of small fish, is almost universal bait in the United States, eaten by all kinds of fish.


Shad, a kind of small fish, is said to be more suitable for fishing striped bass and largemouth bass.


Shiner, a kind of small fish, has a slightly larger body, and is more suitable for fishing various larger bass.


Tips: Novices recommend starting with live earthworm bait because it is the easiest.



Other equipment

For floats, plumbs, scissors, pliers and other tools, recommended that anglers buy a storage box to store various tools; folding chairs, sun umbrellas, anti-mosquito sprays, sunglasses, and hats are also indispensable equipment when fishing.


Fishing skills

Fishing skills

Setting of fishing equipment

 The first thing to say is that the setup methods are ever-changing, corresponding to different waters, fish species and even weather changes. Here we only provide a few more common and simple ones. The first type in the picture below may be more suitable for novices. Adjust the position of the float by adjusting the stopper on the fishing line to adjust the depth that the hook can reach. The float needs to be hollow to pass through the fishing line. The advantage of setup is that there are fish biting bait can be very intuitively reflected on the float, so it is very suitable for beginners. As for the other fishing methods that require experience, you can practice it by yourself after proficiency.

 Spinning grip method

Avoid the fishing line entangled with your fingers and fishing rod, just buckle the line with your fingers, the tension of the rubber stopper will keep the fishing line stable.

 Spinning Throwing method

The basic method is to throw it from the top of the head, tilt the fishing rod behind you, and throw it from the top of your head, does not require too hard. When the fishing rod is over the top of your head, your index finger loosens the sling, taking care not to injure the people behind or next to you.

You can also choose to throw it with your hands. This method is not too far to throw, and is not commonly used; the technique is to first put the fishing rod in front and back of the body, swing it from bottom to top, and then loosen the fishing line with your index finger.

After falling into the predetermined punctuation point, the left hand moves to the reverse line position. It is recommended that novices practice the throwing action before fishing to avoid hurting themselves or the people next to them during fishing.

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