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Become a better fisherman with the fishing tips in these how to fish videos from Howcast.
You Will Need
- A fishing rod
- A reel
- A net
Hold the pole
Hold the fishing rod tightly in your non-dominant hand, with your dominant hand even with the reel.
Wind it up
Turn the crank clockwise with your dominant hand to bring the line in.
Don’t flip the bar
Avoid opening the locking mechanism. It will allow the fish on the other end of the line to swim farther away.
Reel it in
Continue turning the crank to wind the line around the spool. This will be increasingly difficult the bigger your fish is.
Let out line
Manually pull extra line from the reel when you’re reeling in a big one. This will give the fish more room to thrash about, tiring itself out before it breaks your line.
Slowly raise your rod until it is at the eleven o’clock position. The rod will bow. Lower the rod again and repeat the process.
Drop your rod to waist height, grab your net with the other hand and lead the fish into the net.