Spinner bait are good for attracting and catching bass when fishing. In order to have the lure and the bait working correctly when using this type of bait, you will have to attach the bait directly to the lure. This can be done using the improved fisherman knot. After threading the line through the bait, you should leave about 6-8 inches of line to tie the knot. Begin by making about 5 twists around the line and then thread the line through the hole created below the twists. After threading t...
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to rig a crankbait. It is so named because it floats on the water and does nothing until the crank is turned. The turning of the crank provides the action to the bait and attracts fish to it. To rig it, there is an attachment point on the diving lip of the crankbait; it can be a small hole for the line to be passed through or a split ring to attach the line. Tie the line to the lip with a clinch knot and you are in business. In case...
There's a popular new trick in the fishing community and that's tying a braided line to a fluorocarbon leader line. To do this, you'll need to know the proper knot, and this video will show you how to do it. With this method you will reduce some of the problems of twisting and tangling with using braid right up to your lure. Check it out. The braid helps absorb some of the pull on the line, so see if you can feel it when you go to land the big one!
A recent trend in freshwater fishing is adding a fluorocarbon leader to your braided fishing line. The benefits of this are mainly allowing for some more absorbtion of pull, resulting in less twist and potential tangling. This how-to will show you how to tie this knot yourself, so when you're in the middle of that beautiful pond, and you feel the bite, you'll be able to successfully land that big one with less stress on you or your gear.
Fishing is one of the many outdoor activities where tying different types of knots is crucial, and where debates over which knots are superior are common. This video features a former bass guide demonstrating how to tie his favorite fishing knot, a 100% knot. It is very simple to tie and very effective at holding your lure. Practice it, and you should be able to save yourself time and irritation out on the lake.
Every fisherman has dealt with having to tie their own fishing knots, and when you come into a situation where you have two similar fishing lines with different rated strengths. Tying this fishing line together is simple and can be done with the Double Uni knot, sometimes called the Uni to Uni knot. Watch this tying animation to learn how to tie it.
The Clinch Knot is used to secure your fishing line to your fishing lure. In this video, learn how to tie a secure clinch knot, step by step. You can't fish without a sturdy lure, so watch the video and practice until you master the knot on your own. Once you've got it, attach your bait and you are on your way! Happy fishing!
Here are basic instructions for tying a Brown Bivisible Trout fishing fly.
Learn from Captain Mark the Shark, an expert in charter fishing, how to string a roller-guided fishing pole. When stringing a roller-guided fishing pole, make sure that the line goes through the middle of both rollers. Discover why spinning rods have more guides than a roller with help from this professional fishing trainer.
Video: . This video shows you how to set up your Lowrance unit to optimize it for ice fishing. This will also apply to Lowrance Elite and Mark series units as well as the X-67c Ice Machine.
If you like to catch big fish and small fish… anything… then the one way you'll catch anything is with the horsehead jig. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to use the horsehead jig.
Gone fishin'? If you love to fish, but don't love the high price of bait from your local tackle shop, check out this tutorial.
The slip sinker is used with the slip sinker rig to troll bait slowly across the bottom, primarily for walleye fishing, but also it will catch catfish and other bottom-dwelling species. If you want to find out how to rig the slip sinker rig, watch and learn from Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV.
Trails demonstrates how to set up a spin cast pole when fishing for trout. In a traditional spin cast pole, look for an ultra light set up of 4. 5 to 5 feet long. Find a pole that has ultra light action with a 4 pound power pro and a 4 pound carbon leader. Don't go overboard with the pound test on the line with the leader material because it will make the trout shy and you will get less strikes. You can even go down to a two pound test on the leader. For trout, use small gold spoons and small...
Mark the Shark demonstrates how to replace fishing line on a reel for deep sea fishing. First make sure to thread the fishing line into the guide ends and that you don't miss any. Put the rod in the rod holder so that you have two free hands to work with the line. Thread the line twice in the spool and make a knot to hold the line in place. Pull the line tight so it's snug against the reel and snip off the loose ends. Turn the crank and make sure that the line feeds into the spool very evenly...
Is your ice auger not drilling holes anymore? Well, you probably just need to replace those dull blades with sharpened ones! This video will show you how to switch out the auger blades on a Jiffy Ice Auger, or any other kind of ice auger.
There are many different types of prepared catfish baits for catching channel and blue catfish. These baits are often referred to as "stink baits", but while they might smell quite foul to some anglers, the smell really attracts catfish.
There are two types of fly fishing flies, and they are distinguished as surface and sub-surface flies with the surface ones being called dry flies. This tutorial will teach you how to tell the difference, and what this means. Make sure you know what's what and make sure you catch the biggest fish in the pond.
So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait. Catching bait might just be as hard as baiting fish, but it's all in good fun when you kick back with a brewsky in your hands. You can learn by simply watching the bait rigging animation at a moderate speed, or if need be, click on "learn by s...
Next time you head out on the boat, why not bring along some fresh, homemade bait? If you are searching for trout, you have come to the right tutorial. In it, you will learn exactly how to make bait for trout fishing using some common ingredients that can be found in your kitchen or local supermarket. So, let's mix up some bait and head out on the water - you will be racking up trout in no time!
The seaguar knot, as demonstrated step by step in this video guide from Curtis Owens of Performance Tackle, is a braided connection of monofilament line. The seaguar knot is named after one of the largest producers of fluorocarbon fishing line. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a seaguar knot for fishing.
Steve walks us through rigging a 9" Slug-go. You can't deny that he knows what he's talking about. You just can't. See it in this two-part video.
Want to go deep-sea fishing but lack the necessary know-how when it comes to the sport's specialized equipment? Never you fear, brave pescador(a): with this fisherman's how-to, you'll learn how to attach a leader to a braided fishing line for drop shotting.
The blood knot, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is one of the best knots in fishing, recommended by most pros through out history. A blood knot is good for joining sections of monofilament without losing any of the strength of the fishing line, making it ideal for larger fish fishing, like bass. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie the blood knot when bass fishing.
Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Fishing Blood knot. This knot is used to tie line to terminal tackle. Just follow the simple steps as diagrammed in this animated fishing video and learn how to tie a blood knot. Start reeling in the big fish!
When hunting for trout, you will need to know how to set up your rod. Different types of fish require different set ups. In this tutorial you will learn to master the technique behind rigging a fly fishing line for trout.
One of the best fisherman's knots you could employ on monofilament nylon fishing line is the Trilene knot. It's a favorite knot in every fisher's bag of tricks, and it should be in your arsenal, too! Watch and learn as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to tie a Trilene Knot.
Flashback Max ties Barry's Pike Fly, so watch and learn. He likes the saltwater hooks, because they're stronger, but if you want to do it with a cheaper, weaker hook, well, don't come crying when it doesn't work.
As every long-time fisherman learns, zonker strips can be expensive. In this video from the folks at Alaskaflyfishing.net, Flashback Max will teach you how to cut your own honker strips. All you need is some pelts, razor blades and long bolts with nuts.
The Improved Half Blood Knot is basically a half blood knot with a little improvement. To make the knot more secure the end tag is locked in the final step when tying the knot. The Improved Half Blood Knot is a popular knot for attaching hooks, swivels and lures to the the fishing line. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to tie and improved half blood knot on a fishing line.
In this tutorial, we learn how to tie fishing jigs. First, go through the eye of the jig with your thread, then make a fisherman's knot making seven to eight turns. Now, go through the loop with the end of the string and pull it tight. Then, cut the end off and make sure you have four to five feet of lead left. You can put a swivel on the end of it, then tie another fisherman's knot. When finished, this will go to your main line on your other rod and you will be ready to go! This is easy to m...
Trout tickling is the mystical art of rubbing a trout's underbelly until it goes into a lax, trance-like state. The fish is then scooped out of the water and thrown onto land. Similar to catfish noodling, the sport is lauded for its lack of equipment or tools of any kind, as used in traditional fishing.
Attention fishing junkies! In this video learn how to tie a double fishing line with help from charter fishing expert Mark the Shark. Tie a double fishing line by making 30 turns with the line before tying the line off. Learn with this video demonstration the importance of a double fishing line, as well as the importance of keeping the fishing line taut.
This great how-to shows clearly how to tie a length of braided line to a fluorocarbon leader. In the video, the demonstrator uses large rope so that the technique can be clearly seen. This trick has been gaining popularity in the freshwater fishing community lately in part because it helps to reduce twist and snarl, but absorbing some of the pull. Follow this super video yourself and see if the trick works for you. When you're out in your boat and you feel the tug of that big mouth bass, you'...
In this tutorial, learn exactly how to make bluegill fish bait at home. This video will display two different recipes for making dough bait. Both of these methods are fairly easy to create and can be made with items in your kitchen. Along with the step by step instruction, you will also be taught why each of these methods works and what their downsides may be. You may feel like you're about to bake a cake with these ingredients but don't worry - that's exactly the idea! Learn how to make this...
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a simple chain jeweler's knot. Chain knots are attractive knots and are used in a lot of jewelry projects. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful crafter's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.
Nothing is more fun that fly fishing with popping bug for panfish. With popping bugs, you can get bite after bite from little bass. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to fish for bluegill and panfish using a fly rod and popping bugs.
Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Sliding Snell fishing knot. Just follow the simple steps as outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a Sliding Snell fishing knot. Tying knots is a breeze after watching this tutorial. So start reeling in the big fish!
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a round-turn two half-hitch knot. The two half-hitch knot with a round turn is a great hitch knot that has a sliding quality to it that still won't release. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.
Watch this video to learn how to tie an Ice Cream Cone chironomid fly. This pattern is great for the Oregon Cascade high lakes trout fishing. Barrett from The Caddis Fly shows you step by step.