How To Fish – Basic Tackle

How To Fish – Basic Tackle


MUSIC Ashley Edwards: When you decide to go out
to your favorite fishing hole, reeling in that fish starts out with knowing your equipment. Hi, I’m Ashley Edwards with the Missouri
Department of Conservation. Today we’re going to be going over your
basic tackle. Fishing line comes in all different sizes
and colors. You’ve got your 15-pound line, your six-pound
line and your two-pound line for a few examples. If you’re fishing for a smaller fish, you
can use a smaller poundage line. If you’re fishing for a larger fish, you
want to use a larger poundage line. We’re going to go over your three basic
fishing hooks. First, we have your Aberdeen. It’s got a longer shank and a wider gap. This is good for beginners. Then we have your Bait-Holder. So, it has two bars on the shank so that it’s
easier to hold your bait. And then we have your Treble hook, which is
three separate hooks melded together. And these are good for things like catfishing
for when you want to put on stink bait or dough bait. So now we’re going to talk about weights. You use weights on your line to cast out further
and to get your bait down deeper. There are several different types of weights:
your egg weight, your rubber grip, your bullet and your split shot. The most commonly used is the split shot. So now we’re going to talk about bobbers. Bobbers are a good indicator of when you have
a fish interested in your bait. You’ve got the round floating bobber, the
foam bobber, the slip bobber, and your spring bobber. Depending on what you are fishing for, you’re
going to want to use the lightest bobber possible. Now that you know more about your fishing
equipment, watch our video on how to attach your sinker, bobbers, and hooks. MUSIC

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