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You Will Need
- A body of water
- A bobber
- A sinker
- A fishing rod
Attach the bobber and sinker
Attach the bobber to the line six to eight inches from the tip of the rod and attach the sinker to the end of the line.
Grip the rod
Grip the rod like you’re giving it a firm handshake.
Press the release button
Press and hold the release button with your thumb.
Turn your body and point
Turn your body a quarter turn, putting your weight on your right foot if you are right handed, and point the rod tip toward a target at about eye level.
Check for room to cast
Look around to be sure nothing is in the way.
Raise rod upright
Bend your arm at the elbow, bringing your hand gripping the rod to eye level.
Cast the line
Bring the rod forward with your wrist but not your elbow. The bobber and sinker will fly out to the water with the force of your motion.
Reel it in
Create line tension by running the line through your forefinger and thumb as you reel it back up. You will hear the click of the pick-up pin, which prevents excess line from escaping while you are fishing.