Hot Fishing How-Tos

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: Tie a Snell knot with a knot tying animation

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

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: 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: 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: 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: Tie the woolhead sculpin pattern

Flashback Max from 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: Tie an angler's loop knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie an angler's loop knot. The angler's loop knot is a really old traditional knot that dates back to the 17th century. 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 the penny knot for fishing

The Penny Knot is a very popular knot with fly-fishermen for attaching a fly to the leader. The Penny Knot works just as well for attaching a hook or lure. When mastered it is easy to tie and can be tied in the dark. The Penny Knot retains around 75 percent of the lines original breaking strength. Follow along with this fishing how-to video and learn how to tie the penny knot.

How To: Tie a simple chain knot

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.

How To: String a fishing pole

Stringing a fishing reel is not as simple as throwing line onto it. Learn tips from a fisherman on stringing, spinning, and regular reels in this fishing video tutorial. Take action: set reel line to come off spool counter-clockwise, set line to come straight off spool for bait casters, and set spinning reel to come opposite off spool. 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....

How To: Feather cast on a spinning and bait casting gear

Fishing is a relaxing hobby that many people pick up and enjoy during the spring and summer seasons. For some, fishing is nothing more than a can and fishing line. But for others, they take it a bit more serious. This tutorial is for those who are interested in taking it more serious. The video shows you how to feather cast on either a spinning and bait casting gear. Each one works differently, but casting lures takes a delicate touch. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Tie a Clinched Half blood Knot for fishing

The Clinched Blood Knot is a strong knot for tying a medium size hook to a medium size line. The clinched blood knot is very similar to the half blood knot but it differs in that the line it is passed through the eye of the hook twice. A good knot for tying the line to terminal tackle. Tie a Clinched Half blood Knot for 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: 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 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.

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: Tandem rig a soft plastic bait

If you need some help rigging a soft plastic fishing bait, this quick video can help. Use tandem rigging to get it done. The tandem rigging is liked when short strikes become an issue. As baits get increasingly longer, the second hook becomes increasingly important. Particularly recommend is tandem rigging on longer baits, such as 14” and 18” models.

How To: Adjust a float/slip bobber rig

For some, there's more to fishing than just using a rod and some fishing line. There are more tools and pieces of equipment that fishermen use to help make it easier to get a hold of a nice size fish. So in this helpful tutorial, you'll find out how to adjust a float/slip bobber rig when going out and fishing. It's easy to adjust and can help in your quest toward getting a nice sized fish. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Tie a thumb knot for fishing

The Thumb Knot is mostly used for attaching hooks, swivels and rings to heavy monofilament. At first it can be a bit tricky but when mastered it is a quick knot to tie. Follow along with this outdoor recreation HowTo video to learn to tie the fishing thumb knot. Tie a thumb knot for fishing.

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