Fishing is a popular outdoor activity in many countries of the world. At a weekend, fishing you can be relaxing, exciting, as well as social enjoyment when accompanied by your family members. It is noted that learning how to string a fishing rod is an important part of fishing.
It is also important to understand different types of fishing lines and different types fishing reels. All anglers will some time need spooling new lines onto his fishing rod or pole. May be the line is old worn-out or a new line to be placed onto pole, no matter you need to know the technique.
To understand different types of reels.
When you desire to string fishing line you must know the fishing reel. There are several types of fishing reels in the market each type is suitable for a particular type of fishing and fishing condition. Fishing reels can be divided into 3 group’s namely spinning, spincast and baitcasting reels.
The spincast has a closed shaped casing in which all the components are put together inside the case. The lines come out through a small hole coming from the casing and this reel is easy to use but might not be accurate as much distance as other options. Baitcasting reel is tricky to get hanged since spool spin every time you cast.
When you are experienced with this reel you can get the reel to be highly accurate. The spinning reels offer a great accuracy and it is easier to use than baitcasting. That is why this reel is so popular to the users. The basic difference that the heavier lines are used with baitcasting reels and the lighter lines are used by the spinning reels.
To understand different types of lines
Before you are trying to figure out how to spool a fishing reel, you need to know the various types of fishing lines available presently. Different types of lines are suited to different types of fishing, fishing conditions and fishing rods.
Braided lines are being used for hundreds of years back and they consist of multiple woven fibers that are combined together. Moreover they are bulky and thick in previous days but they are thinner and less visible in water. Some of the braided lines are unfused and softer with much strength.
Monofilament lines are suitable for beginners since they don’t slip within a knot and hold the spool reel very well. These are made in such way that it is less visible in water. Flourocarbon is a new lines than others and its density and weight is than others. It has got mono lines with less memory and as such it keeps straighter shape. Experts always recommend these lines for baitcasting reels.
When we have learnt all about fishing lines and fishing reels we can go for stringing the fishing rod nicely but before that we will follow the procedure step by step so that we can perform stringing accurately.
Step1. First put the spool of new reel on the floor. The end of lines to be passed through all the eyelets on your fishing rod. Make ensure that the lines go through each of eyelets and should not miss any eyelet.
Step2. Tie the end of new line to the bobber of your fishing reel after you have removed the old line may be on it. Make sure that the bail is open in case of a spinning reel and when you begin to reel it will close to catch the line that is very important.
Step3. Please grab the new line with your left hand above the reel and hold it so that there is some tension when you turn the reel with right hand. Slowly reel the new line onto the rod with your right hand. Make sure that you keep tension on it as it goes down to the rod and then reel those winds tightly.
Step4. Keep reeling until there is at least 50 yards of line in the reel deposited. On a typical reel you need not reel more than this amount. You can easily measure the circumference of the bobber by a measuring tape and finally you can measure the whole length by calculation. For example if one turn bobber is 3 inches then 12 turns will be one yard.
Step5. Cut about 2 feet of the new line from the end of the last eyelet on your rod tip. Put a swivel and a hook on the line with the help of a fisherman’s knot. So that it may not run back through the eyelets.
Fishing line care tips:
Fishing is not just to cast fishing lines into water but you need to be mustering how effectively you can string line to your reel and properly maintain your fishing lines for long time. Please keep in mind the following useful tips that will also help you in re-spooling.
- Don’t miss the eyelet. This might sound obvious and trivial, many people by mistake run the line in between eyelets and frame which may cause serious damage.
- Tightly strapped the lures that are left on the line during storage. As a result of weigh down the line will develop kinks.
- You should wet your line when you are tying and untying them. When you fail to do so will increases friction which generates heat and the lines are subject to damage and tear.
- Check your line regularly whether it is damaged or torn. Cheaper lines are not lasting and braided lines are more durable. Please check the line carefully before casting so that there may not be any damage on lines so that you cannot miss any catch.
- If you fish regularly you are sure to be an experienced. Tangles and twists might be tempting for pick apart and take care when you do so.