Hot Fishing How-Tos

How To: Tie a snell knot

The snell knot is a good knot for various uses, including tying fishing line. It's pretty simple to learn, and it's strong enough that those fish won't stand a chance. In this video tutorial, the folks at ITS Tactical show you how to tie a snell knot like the pros.

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: 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: 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 2 lures to fish at the same time

Fishing is already tough for some, especially those with not much experience. But in this next tutorial, not only can beginner's better their chances of catching soemthing, its a technique that can be done easily by most. The video will show you how to rig 2 lures to fish at the same time. It may sound difficult, and for some it is, but it helps better your chances of coming home with a big one. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Reel a fishing rod

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...

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: Tie the Marshall's snare fishing knot

The Marshall's Snare is a compact knot that is both quick and easy to tie. It works best for up or- down-turned hook eyes. The knot will not exceed the eye and can therefor be used by fly fishermen for attaching flies to the leader when a delicate presentation is important. Follow along with this fishing how-to video and learn how to tie the Marshall's snare fishing knot.

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: Make a braid to fluorocarbon knot connection

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!

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: 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: 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: Rig a saltwater fishing pole

Take your fishing line and run it through the guides on the fishing pole. Of course, for you beginners, start at the bottom as the line in on the reel and work up. While doing this, release your bail. After you have finished running the line, pull the bail back over. This keeps the line from running out. Now we are going to do a overhand loop by making a loop which doubles the line. Make an overhand knot, about 8 inches up from the lower loop. You will twist the loop and then run the double l...

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.

How To: Rig a grub in fishing

There are tricks to hooking plastic baits. A fisherman will show you how easy it is to hook a grub bait in this video tutorial. Take action: push hook into nose, noting where hook should come out of bait, and push nose up over hook barbs to secure. Ron, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a professional bass fisher and has qualified for the Bass Master Classic and has won two B.A.S.S. Western Divisionals. He has also recorded multiple top ten finishes on F.L.W. tournament...

How To: Tie the slim beauty knot for fly fishing

Tie a double overhand knot 4" from the end of the shock tippet or other material to which you want to connect your class tippet. Gently tighten the double overhand knot, but only until it turns over and forms a figure-eight. This leaves two gaps through which you can pass the tippet material. Create a doubled section of your tippet 18". Putting a sharp angle on the tip of the doubled loop will help it pass through the figure-8. Pass the doubled tippet line through the top of the figure-8 knot...

How To: Place sinkers in deep sea fishing

Mark the Shark demonstrates how to place sinkers when deep sea fishing. A trolling sinker is made for high speed trolling. A bank sinker is made for deep dropping. An egg sinker is made to slide on your line. To use the egg sinker, put it through the line, attach a swivel and tie a knot on the swivel. Next, attach the leader to the sinker and then attach your hook. You can catch a lot of bottom fish with this method. Attach the bank sinker to keep the weight on the bottom of your line. The ho...

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: Identify types of fly fishing flies

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.

How To: Put on a fishing bob

Bobbers are great fishing tools. Not only do bobbers keep your line above water, they also bob up and down in the water when you've caught something, so you know when to reel it in. In this tutorial, you will learn how to attach and use a bobber. Bobbers, or floats, have buttons on top that can be depressed and attached to the line by a hook. In this video you will learn to adjust the depth when using a fishing bobber with help from a commercial fisherman.

How To: Tie an improved Albright leader knot for fishing

The improved Albright leader knot is a bend knot (a knot using two pieces of line) used in angling or fly fishing. The improved Albright leader knot is smooth and can pass through guides. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie an improved Albright leader knot for fishing.

How To: Tie a sliding snell 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!

How To: Tie an end loop fishing knot

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.

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