How To: Rig a swim bait

In the summer and fall, swim baits are very effective in luring in forage fishes that have reached their maximum size. In this video, expert Wayne Gustaveson gives an overview of what swim baits are and how you can use them to catch more fish. Swim baits are plastic figures that imitate small fishes. There are various swim baits to chose from and one thing fishermen look for in the bait are the specific sizes and shapes. Each swim bait also contains a core components that is reusable. This in...

How To: Tie a spinner bait on a fishing line

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...

How To: Tie a Double Uni knot to join two fishing lines

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.

How To: Add a mono leader to a braid fishing line

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'...

How To: Rig a crankbait

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...

How To: Work a spinner bait

In this tutorial, we learn how to work a spinner bait. This has a head as the weight, then the hook underneath the head and skirt. On the other side of the safety pin, there is who flat blades for murky waters. These help with sun reflection. This is a very versatile type of bait that helps you fish in murky waters. Bass will attack it as soon as they see it, helping you catch more fish. There is a lot of equipment on this, so it takes the bass a little while to get a hold of it. To ensure yo...

How To: Carve an Ancient Hawaiian hook

Louie the Fish is a master bone carver, carving since the 70's, when he earned a Degree in Fine Arts in Hawaii, and he's no Rube Goldberg. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to carve a traditional fish hook out of bone.

How To: Pick the color of your crank bait for bass fishing

Crank bait is one of the more popular, interesting looking, and effective types of bait. This video features a bass fisherman going through his selection of crank baits explaining when he uses different colors of crank baits to attract the most fish. THe situations he discusses include fishing in clear water, at different times of day, and different vegetation levels.

How To: Fish using rubber worms

Using a rubber worm with a lead cast you must first understand how it fells in the water. The lead cast will allow the bait to travel to the bottom. When the lure is at the bottom you will know because the line goes slack. Next is to lift the line up and let it rest on the bottom again. Do this twenty-five times to really get the feel of the weight and lure. When casting for real the practice will come in helpful because the Bass will look at the lure on the bottom and strike at it when it is...

How To: String a roller-guided fishing pole

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.

How To: Cast a Spinning Reel

Learning the most effective way to use a spinning reel will help you to catch more fish in a variety of situations. In this tutorial, fishing guide Capt. Chris Myers explains how to operate and cast a spinning reel combo.

How To: Fuse two finshing lines with the blood knot

He explains how to tie a "blood knot" and what the blood knot is used for, which is joining two separated rope/string ends. He demonstrates the knot, which starts by taking the two lines and lining them up one on top of the other, so they are parallel to each other. Then, start winding one end around the other, at least 3 or 4 times. Do the same with the other loose end as well. Then, place the first end through the wound part of the two ropes where you started. You pass the other end through...

How To: Fish using a jerk bait

One of the most important features on the jerk bait is the front end diving lip which is used to make the lure dive deeper in the water when the jerk bait is pulled by the fishing rod. There is one more very important feature involved in using this jerk bait. It is the "pause" and "jerk" motion of the lure. This action should be performed after the line is fully cast out and fully under the water and all of the slack left in the fishing line is reeled in and gone. The reason for the "pause" i...

How To: Connect monofilament fishing line to a braid

This how-to video provides step-by-step instruction from Curtis Owens of Performance Tackle for attaching monofilament fishing line to a braid. While some fisherman only stick to one kind of fishing line, some might like to mix things up. The only problem is in learning to tie different types of line together. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to connect monofilament and braided line together.

How To: Tie fishing jigs

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...

How To: Set up a spin cast pole for trout fishing

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...

How To: Tie braided line to leader

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.

How To: Tie a nail knot with a knot tying animation

Learn how to tie the Nail Knot for fishing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Nail Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next fishing trip. Tie a nail knot with a knot tying animation.

How To: Make your own homemade trout fish bait

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!

How To: Set up a basic fishing rod

A great fishing tutorial that shows how to set up a basic rod. This casting rod video is presented by an English fisherman with great respect for his equipment. It is a two section rod, with aligned rings.

How To: Rig a slip sinker rig for walleye fishing

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.

How To: Tie a bowline fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a bowline knot. The great thing about a bowline knot is that no matter how much tension is applied, it will always slip back out when you want it to. 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 fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Fish for bass using a plastic jig worm

What's a jig worm? Well, it's exactly what the name implies: a jig rigged with a trailing plastic worm. If you're not a seasoned fisherman, the answer might not have been so obvious, but that doesn't matter when you find out how important this jig worm is. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a jig worm.

How To: Perform a float fishing cast properly

Float fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing, and the art of casting the pole properly as a part of it is much debated. This video features a professional fisherman demonstrating the techniques he using for casting properly while float fishing. Master these and you are sure to catch more fish and have much more enjoyable days on the water.

How To: Choose ice fishing bait

There are several different kinds of bait that fisherman use to catch fish while ice fishing. Learn about the various types of bait and how they're used from a professional hunting guide in this free video series.

How To: Set up a deep sea fishing pole

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): this free video guide will teach you everything you need to know to set up a deep-sea fishing pole.

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