How to setup a freshwater fishing pole

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Does the sinker go above or below the hook?

Many times I use a 3 way swivel. I used a long leader for the hook for live bait and a short leader for the hook if the are crabs stealing your bait. I also use sliding sinkers, sinkers with a hole in it. The line goes through the sinker and the hook on a long leader goes on the line below the sinker.

Why is my fishing line not reeling in?

When a fishing reel won’t reel in, there are two common problems to look for: The line is tangled, or the cast-bail is askew. … Examine the ends of the spool, especially where the bushings (the gears that allow the line to go out or in) meet the ends of the spool. Check for any line caught in the bushing.

How far should the weight be from the hook?

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Attach 1 or 2 sinkers, 6 to 12 inches above the hook. This weight will keep your bait or lure down in the water and will help swing it away from shore.

What is the anti reverse for on a spinning reel?

Anti-Reverse on a spinning reel is a feature that prevents the reel from turning backwards and engages the drag. Some reels come with an Anti Reverse switch that allows the angler to choose whether it is engaged or not. This feature has helped people “back-reel” rather than allowing the drag to fight the fish.

What is the easiest fishing knot to tie?

One of the most popular knots, the Palomar Knot is strong and relatively easy to tie. The Palomar knot is best for use with braided fishing line.

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