Hot Fishing How-Tos

How To: Tie the Yarn Strike Indicator for fly fishing

Check out this video and learn how to tie a great Yarn Strike Indicator with Alain Barthelemy. This fly has been a staple at Trout Predator Online since the beginning, and was chosen as fly of the month for December 2007. When winter comes around and the dry flies dry up, this is a great way to hold your nymphs up.

How To: Make your own zonker strip cutter

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.

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: Restring a fishing pole

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to restring a fishing pole. Begin by twisting off the drag cap and take off the spool. Take your fishing line and run it down the rode holes. Flip your bail up and tie a quick knot. Put it on the spool and reel it in. Hold the rope with some tension and reel it in slowly. If you reel it in too fast, the line will easily get tangled and you will have to remove or cut off the line. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in fishing and ...

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: Tie a Booby for fly fishing

Fly Tying Intermediate Lesson 2. This lesson shows what you need and how to make your own fishing flies. In this fly tying tutorial Dave Cammiss demonstrates a 'Booby'. This fly is most often used in the British Isles and is also known as Plastazote Pills.

How To: Make slinkies for steelhead fishing

This instructional video is on how to make slinkies for steelhead, salmon and trout drift fishing. Slinkies are easy to make and they make less noise when bouncing off the bottom. You'll need a pair of pliers, a lighter, parachute cord, and split shot. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to make slinkies. Make slinkies for steelhead fishing.

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: Rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait

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...

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 sliding Snell fisherman's knot

Know your knots! Learn to tie a sliding Snell fisherman's knot with this free video guide. When tying the sliding snell fishing knot, it's like tying the common snell, but you'll be adding an extra line. 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: 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: 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 a twisted dropper loop fisherman's knot

Know your knots! Learn how to tie a twisted dropper loop knot with this free video tutorial. The twisted dropper loop is great for fishing line and requires about 10 twists to get the right feel. 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 the flicker shad bait

Big surprises come in little packages, and that's certainly the case with this flicker shad bait. This flicker shad has been proven to attract bass or any fish that feeds on shad, so if you want to learn more, watch as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a flicker shad.

How To: Use a wacky rigged 3 inch senko to catch bass

The 3-inch wacky rigged senko is a good type of bait, but like most it has a specialized technique that you need to use to get the most out of it. This video features a former bass guide explaining how to properly use one of these lures to catch big bass. Get out to the lake and catch some big ones! But, as our host says, throw back the big ones so that they can breed and keep our lakes and rivers populated.

How To: Catch a sharptooth catfish

Sharptooth catfish can be one of the most difficult to capture, especially because of their size. This particular type of fish is mainly found in parts of South Africa as well as other parts of the world. So find out how to catch a sharptooth catfish with this three part tutorial. Enjoy!

How To: Tie the perfection loop for fly fishing

Learn how to tie the Perfection Loop knot for fly fishing, with this helpful instructional video. 1. To start the perfection loop, hold the standing line in one hand, and with your other hand create a loop about one-and-a-half inches in diameter that crosses behind the standing line. Pinch the two lines with your thumb and index finger to hold them in place.

How To: Tie a Flemish Eye fishing knot for wire

Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Flemish Eye fishing knot for tying wire ends for terminal tackle. Just follow the simple steps as outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a Flemish Eye fishing knot. Start reeling in the big fish!

How To: Rig a fly line

In this tutorial we learn how to rig a fly line. Start by preparing the floating line or sinking line to accept the fly. Carefully unwind your leader, then fasten it over the perfection loop and thread it through the fly line perfection loop. This should make a nice tight knot so you have a nice tight fly. When finished, you can remove the leader then coil it back up and make three loops and save for use later on. It's also smart to carry a pack of weighters in your vest so you can throw them...

How To: Tie a 100% knot for attaching a fishing lure to a line

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.

How To: Tie a centauri fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a centauri fishing knot. To create a centauri knot, you'll most likely use metal film and start by weaving your eyelet.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: Tie an uni loop fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a simple uni loop fishing knot. Uni loop fishing knots are made by creating a barrel knot and then sliding it back onto your hook. 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: Tie a stevedore's knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a stevedore's knot. Stevedore's knots were originally used in pulleys as a backup system to keep cargo from falling in case the rope slipped. 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 stopper knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Fish with plastic worms

To fish with a plastic grub or a plastic worm, rig with a lead head so that the lure will go to the bottom and "swim" back to the boat, imitating a crayfish or a baitfish. First, cast your lure out to a likely spot like a rock or a tree or some place that looks like a good habitat for a fish. Let the bait hit bottom because bass like to watch it come down. They will swim over and inspect the lure on the bottom. You can raise your rod to lift the lure up and down or you can reel in the lure sl...

How To: Tie the woolhead sculpin pattern

Flashback Max from Alaskaflyfish.net demonstrates how to tie the Woolhead Sculpin. There are many sculpin patterns around - muddler minnow, etc. - but this is one of the simpler methods, using sheep's wool. It's not a pretty thing, but they swim well and they'll be popular with the fish.

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.

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