Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a tie a haywire twist fishing knot. The haywire twist knot is normally used with wire when you're deep see fishing. Tie a haywire twist knot with advice from an experienced craftsman in this free video on fishing knots. 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 th...
Popularized in Southern California, the San Diego Jam knot is used primarily by fishermen. It's a great, sturdy knot aimed at success, and is gaining popularity everywhere, even in South America. If you're up for a new fishing knot, give this one a try. Watch the animation to learn how to tie it.
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.
Mark the Shark demonstrates how to bait a fishing line with a lure for deep sea fishing. Use a three to four foot 50 pound test leader when deep sea fishing. First, put the line through the lure and tie on the hook. This technique is good for high speed trolling when the boat is moving fast because the lure will look like it is live bait. You can also use live bait like herring with a single hook. Thread the hook right through the nose of the fish so that the herring can stay alive all day. L...
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to put a fly fishing rod and reel together. Steve shows you how to do this. Every reel has a reel seat and most fly rods have a slot under the grip into which one end of the reel seat slides in. At the lower end of the rod, push the ring over the reel seat and tighten he screw on the rod. This should be nice and tight. Before your fishing, make sure it is tight. To put the rod together, take the next segment of the rod and push it i...
This is a great instructional video on how to set up a fishing pole for bass fishing. If you want to set up a fishing pole for bass fishing, you have to use a 6 1/2-foot, medium-action spinning rod with a medium-sized reel. You can discover why it's important not to overpower a bass fishing setup with help from a commercial fisherman in this video on fishing equipment. First you need to insert the thread into the spool and grab it with your little finger. You have to pull it out now. Tie the ...
In this how-to video, you will learn how to reel a fishing rod. The most common mistake with people using spinning reels is that they are using it upside down and backwards. The correct way is making sure the spinning reel is facing downward and you are reeling forward. With a conventional reel, the reel should be facing up. The crank should be going forward. Never crank the reel backwards. Make sure the non reeling hand above the reel to help give you torque in order to fight a big fish. Wit...
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...
Alaskaflyfish.net's Flashback Max demonstrates how to tie an interesting and unusual fly. Max uses foxtail in the video, but artificial fibers can also be used. It's an experimental model - untried at the time the video was posted - but you're invited to give it a try in the field and see what sort of results you get.
How to tie an Alpine Butterfly Loop. Instructions on how to tie an Alpine Butterfly Loop by http://videofishingknots.com - More info at http://videofishingknots.com/poachers-noose.html Tie a poacher's noose knot for fishing.
The End Loop is a loop knot for tying a loop in monofilament. The end loop is simple an quick to tie and very strong. These benefits makes the end loop a great choice for many situations. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to tie an end loop knot. Tie an end loop fishing knot.
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!
Captain Bob Hoose talks about the advantage of re-spooling before a trip. Check out this instructional fishing video to understand a few tips that are perfect for beginners. Learn the importance of re-spooling your fishing line from the experts. Practice your fishing skills and reel in the big fish!
The slim beauty shock leader knot connects monofilament line to a heavier leader, that retains most of the original line's breaking strain. This knot was created to be strong, but cast to put together. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a slim beauty shock leader knot for fishing.
Live bait is a great way to reel in bigger fish. This technique shows how to attach the live bait to your fishing gear. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to use a bridel rig for live bait fishing.
Learn how to catch Sting Rays by watching this video fishing tutorial. The demonstrating fisherman shows a good technique for landing the sting ray onto the dock or boat. See how to handle and debarb sting rays when using them for Goliath and Shark bait.
Looking to do some fishing this weekend? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tie a simple crappie jig. This is one of the easier patterns to start off with for those with no fly tying experience.
This is a step by step video on tying a variation of Ed Ward's Steelhead Intruder. The guys at Tight Lines fish this fly with great success all fall and winter. Excellent fly for migratory Steelhead and Browns on the Great Lakes Tributaries.
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.
This popper is made by using a rubber or foam earplug. It is better to use a stinger hook like a mustad 37187. So, watch and see for yourself how effective this can be.
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.
After tying on the tail and skirt of a deer hair bass bug, you'll need to know how to tie the body on. See how to do it here, in three videos.
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.
Fly Tying Lesson 1 for Beginners. This lesson from David Cammiss shows what you need and how to make your own fishing flies. This fly tying tutorial demonstrates a buzzer.
John Berry demonstrates tying the Green Butt Fly, an effective springtime fly for fly fishing on the White River System in Arkansas.
This video demonstrates how to correctly rig a YUM Craw Bug by 10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Alton Jones. This is a great, realistic looking crawfish bait that's best for catching bass.
This video demonstrates how to correctly rig a YUM Buzz Frog by 10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Alton Jones. He uses a standard Texas rig.
This video is a demonstration of tying the EZ Shape Sparkle Body Sand Eel Fly. EZ Shape Sparkle Body can be used to make a variety of baitfish, shrimp and crab flies. This sand eel fly is great for fly fishing for striped bass, bluefish, weakfish (sea trout), redfish/drum, fluke/flounder, tuna and many other saltwater flyfishing game fish. It can also be used a as teaser ahead of a plug, jig or other lure for casting.
Connecting a fragile tippet to the leader can be frustrating and time consuming. Dr. Mark Lamos has a quick method that delivers a connection as strong as a blood knot. With practice, you'll be able to make this connection in less than a minute. Tie a hemostat blood knot when fly fishing.
When fishing with a spinning rod, you may encounter a situation that does not allow you to cast off the side of the body that is holding the reel, like sharing the bow of the boat with another angler. In such situations, it is easier to cast backhanded or with the tip of the rod on the left side of your body if you are a right handed caster. This video demonstrates the backhand cast for spinning rods and reels.
When casting a flyrod, in most cases, tight loops will allow the fly to travel farther, more accurately, and with less effort. To cast these tight loops, the tip of the rod must travel in a straight line path, slack must be eliminated, and there must be a constant acceleration to a sudden stop. The most common mistake is using the wrist to move the rod which causes the tip to travel in a half circle or windshield wiper type motion.
The drag on your fishing reel is what keeps big fish from breaking your line. Properly setting the drag could prevent you from losing that trophy fish.
Many people who use braided line complain that it gets wind knots which may have to be cut off and expensive line discarded. Almost all "wind knots" have nothing to do with the wind and are caused by user error. This video explains how to avoid those knots and start taking advantage of braided fishing line.
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.
Soft plastic lures can be used in both fresh and salt water. Most of them are purchased without hooks and the angler must rig these baits before using them. This tutorial explains how to rig many of the popular styles.
Had so much fun filming underwater fish releases that I now enjoy filming them rather than fishing for them. You can view my latest (make believe) adventure on YouTube. I have to admit that adding the right music really makes a difference.
Lowrance Pro-Staff, Gerry Heels, explains how he caught this nice Lake Simcoe Lake Trout. Fishing in over 70 feet of water the strike came about 10 feet below the ice. Without the Lowrance HDS5 Gerry never would have know it was there.
Ice fishing can be a bit more challenging (and cold!) than regular fishing - but much more rewarding when you catch something! This video by expert fishers Dick and Sue Viera show you all the proper techniques and safety precautions for a successful ice fishing trip. Go ice fishing in a frozen lake.
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'...
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.