TAKE ME FISHING 101: Basic Gear Assembly [Official]


Uploaded by TexasParksWildlife on 04.06.2009

Transcript:
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>> THE FISHING DEPARTMENT AT A
SPORTING GOODS STORE CAN BE A
LITTLE OVERWHELMING.
BUT REALLY THERE ARE JUST A FEW
BASIC PIECES OF EQUIPMENT YOU
NEED TO GET STARTED.
COME ON, I'LL SHOW YOU.
SO LET'S START WITH
THE ROD AND REEL.
WE'RE GOING TO USE A VERY
BASIC SPINCASTING ROD AND REEL
BECAUSE THIS IS THE EASIEST
FOR A BEGINNER TO USE.
FOR A TWO PIECE ROD,
CONNECT THE TWO PIECES AND THEN
LINE UP THE LINE GUIDES.
YOU CAN EVEN LOOK DOWN TO
MAKE SURE THEY'RE IN LINE.
THEN, YOU PUNCH THE BUTTON TO
RELEASE THE LINE SO THAT YOU
CAN THREAD THE LINE THROUGH THE
EYES, STARTING WITH THE LOWEST
ONE AND GOING ALL THE WAY UP
THROUGH THE TOP.
NOW YOU'RE READY TO PUT ON
YOUR HOOK, BOBBER AND SINKER.
I'M GOING TO USE THIS OVERSIZED
MODEL FOR DEMONSTRATION
PURPOSES AND SHOW YOU HOW TO
TIE A PALOMAR KNOT.
FIRST, DOUBLE FOUR INCHES OF
LINE TO FORM A LOOP AND PASS
THE LOOP THROUGH THE EYE
OF THE FISHING HOOK.
LET THE HOOK DANGLE LOOSE.
TIE AN OVERHAND KNOT
IN THE DOUBLE LINE.
DON'T TWIST OR TIGHTEN THE LINE.
PULL THE LOOP FAR ENOUGH TO PASS
IT COMPLETELY OVER THE HOOK.
WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH
MONOFILAMENT LINE YOU WANT TO
WET THE LINE RIGHT AT THE KNOT
BEFORE YOU TIGHTEN IT TO KEEP
THE LINE STRONGER.
ONCE YOU'VE GOT YOUR KNOT TIED,
YOU'RE READY TO ATTACH YOUR
BOBBER AND SINKER.
WE RECOMMEND USING NON-LEAD,
SPLIT SHOT SINKERS
LIKE THIS ONE.
PLACE THE SINKER ON THE LINE
ABOUT SIX INCHES FROM THE HOOK
AND SECURE IT WITH PLIERS.
TO ATTACH YOUR BOBBER,
MASH DOWN THE TOP TAB
TO EXPOSE THE BOTTOM HOOK
AND HOOK IT TO THE LINE.
THEN PUT YOUR THUMB ON THE
BOTTOM AND PUSH DOWN THE
TOP TAB TO RELEASE THE
TOP HOOK AND ATTACH.
WHERE TO PLACE YOUR BOBBER
DEPENDS ON HOW DEEP YOU
WANT YOUR BAIT.
THE CLOSER TO THE HOOK IT IS,
THE SHALLOWER YOUR BAIT WILL BE.
WITH SOME BAIT ON YOUR HOOK,
THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT!
DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY ALL
THE GEAR YOU SEE IN STORES.
NOW LET'S GO OUT AND WET A LINE!
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>> YOU MUST HAVE THE ROD
AND THE REEL.
THAT CREATES THE UNITY
FOR THE MARRIAGE.
BUT JUST ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER,
YOU'D NEVER BE ABLE TO
CATCH THE TROPHY.
BUT ONCE YOU HAVE THE ROD
AND THE REEL AND LINE YOU STILL
HAVE TO PUT A BAIT ON THE END.
THAT BAIT IS THE ROMANCE.
KEEP ROMANCE ALIVE.