How To Set Up A Fishing Rod Like A Professional Angler

How To Set Up A Fishing Rod
Fishing is a long time sport of patience that should be comfortable and worth your time. Every time you set out for a journey, you might want to go fishing. So, it is really important to know how to set up a fishing rod.
Some special elements of a fishing rod must be set up properly. If you follow some techniques then your fishing rod will be lured effective and sturdy. We have described some major guidelines that you must follow for setting up a fishing rod.

Steps To Set Up A Fishing Rod By Yourself Like A Pro

Here are some key steps that you must perform to set up a fishing rod effectively.

1. Assembling The Fishing Rod & The Reel

Assembling the fishing rod and reel is a tricky task. Here is how you can do it:

Identifying All Parts Of A Fishing Role

Firstly, you need to identify all the parts of the fishing rod. A fishing rod is separated into two parts. The male ferrule and the female ferrule. You have to insert the male ferrule into the female ferrule. So, you should identify their joint sections also. Here are some parts to identify:

Cleaning The Rod

Wipe any type of dirt and debris from the rod that can scratch it. You can use a cotton swab to clean the female ferrule. By cleaning the rod regularly, you can expand its life span.


Now it is time to align the male and the female ferrule together. Place both ferrules on a flat surface and hold the female ferrule strongly. Now, place a male ferrule around the female ferrule and properly anchor them. Here are some tips that are going to help you with this procedure:
Now it is time to align the male and the female ferrule together. Place both ferrules on a flat surface and hold the female ferrule strongly. Now, place a male ferrule around the female ferrule and properly anchor them. Here are some tips that are going to help you with this procedure:
Do not force the rod if it is not coming out easily. You must be missing something from the locking mechanism.
When you need to rotate the rods, rotate the male ferrule around the female ferrule. You will easily lock the rods in this way.

Attaching The Reel

Do you see an opening insert on the butt of a female ferrule? It is known as a reel seat since it will thread onto the reel. Keep rotating the reel around the reel seat unless it is fully locked.
Make sure that you are not over-tightening the reel as it can break if you are forcing it more than it was made for. Otherwise, the fishing rod can break or crack. Looking at your rod from the back end, threading right will make it tighter and threading left will loosen it.

2. Threading The Fishing Rod

Threading a fishing rod is done by putting thread lines through the guides. You have to complete this task by lifting or removing the bale arm.

Pulling The Thread Through Bale Arm

Bale’s arm is a simple silver colored part of the reel. You have to flip it on the upper side to pull the thread through it. To know if you are doing it right or not, you can check where the spool of the line unwinds. If they do not unwind in the direction of where the reel turns, just flip the spool to match their directions.

Thread Lining Through The Guides

Threading through the guides is a fun and easy task. Start threading from the bottom and keep going to the top guide of the rod.

Closing The Bale Arms

Flip the bale arms to the opposite direction of where you flipped it for opening. Once you have closed the bale arms, pull the line gently and check if any line comes out or not. If any line doesn’t come out then you have done the task properly.
After closing the bale arms, test the spool again by reeling and checking its direction. If the reel does not rotate in the same direction this time, then you will have to fix the direction of the spool and start over again.

3. Selecting A Lure For Your Fishing Rod

You have to select a proper lure based on your fishing strategy and water type. Weather conditions also play a major role in this part.

Color of the lure

If you are fishing on a sunny day then we would suggest you use a silver-colored lure as it would reflect a lot with the sunlight. On a cloudy day, the gold-colored lure would be the perfect idea as gold color reflects the most in dark ambiances.

Lure type

First of all, check out the water clarity of your fishing place. If it’s freshwater, then you should use the jig as a lure. Jig’s metalhead would attract other fishes in freshwater.
A spoon lure can be used in muddy water and for attracting big fishes. Spoon lure makes more movement and vibration to attract fishes from distance.
Spinner is an all-purpose lure that can be used everywhere. It is a small metal head that will spin in the water and attract fishes in difficult-to-catch locations.

4. Attaching A Lure

Threading A Lure

Attach the lure on the line and leave more than 10 centimeters of the line on the other side. Loosely wrap around the rest of the line and pull the free end of the line towards the rest of the line.
You can stop wrapping the line after spinning around at least 5 times. Tuck in the free end of the line back through once you are done by pulling it towards the lure.

Tying A Knot

Hold the line and the end of the line with both hands and pull them together slowly. At this point, you can tightly fasten any knot you want by using your fingernails to shuffle the twists.


After reading this article, you know everything about how to set up a fishing rod. You can easily complete these tasks with a little bit of practice of fastening knots. Practice different knots and rigs often and chase different fishes. Before setting up your fishing rod, you should learn the types of rigs that work for the fish in your fishing area.

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