Hand-reel in the net. Once the net is at the bottom of the body of water, draw it towards you hand-over-hand with the hand line, which should still be tied to your left wrist via the hand loop. The weighted end will shut as you go. When you reach the end of the line, stop moving and wait for the fish to catch up.
There are two ways to land a fish using a hand-reeled net: fight or release. If you choose to fight the fish, you will need a friend to help you hold it down while you close the gap between you. Use all your strength to pull the rod toward you until the line tightens enough that you can no longer lift it.
If you decide to release the fish, have someone help you secure it with a hook before sending it back into the water. This will also prevent you from being injured by the sharp teeth of the fish.
That's how you reel in a cast net. As long as there is a weight on the other end of the line, you can keep pulling it in until you reach the end of the rope. At this point, the fish will either swim away if it is not too big or be ready to be handled if it is.
The fight or release decision is important because once you land a fish, it becomes property of the owner of the lake or stream.
Insert the fishing line into the rod tip and draw it through, then through each of the fishing rod's guides. Thread the line through the little circle at the front of the reel cover. Secure the line to the reel's spool by wrapping it twice around the spool. To keep the line on the spool, tie a knot. Be sure to use a clean, smooth hand to avoid tangles.
Line up the end of the fishing rod with the hole in the side of the reels center section. Use a pair of pliers to bend the end of the rod downward, toward the body of the reel. This is called "bending the hook." Hooks are the metal pieces that protrude from the end of the fishing rod when it is not being used for fishing. They help catch fish at the end of the line. Without hooks, the line would just run out too fast!
Now you are ready to go fishing!
Allow the drag and rod to do the work. Simply hold the fishing rod at a 45-degree angle to the water, point it straight at the fish, and reel when the drag stops moving and buzzing. When the fish slows down and stops snagging your line, it's time to get to work. Try lifting the rod up and dropping it back down into the water to entice more strikes or make larger catches.
Now that you have a better understanding of how to fish with a rod and reel, try some of these great tips:
Don't be afraid to strike out looking for fish. Many great bites are had from unexpected places!
If you feel like you're not getting any hits but know you're in fishable waters, give it another try later after some other people have had a chance to catch something. Fish tend to bite when they're hungry and their eyes are open, so sometimes the best times are late at night when no one else is around.
Fish usually want to be given a chance. If you keep fishing without success for an hour or two, most likely no one has been catching anything recently, so give other people a chance to catch something before you start again yourself.
Don't be discouraged if you don't catch anything right away. Some fish will take hours or days before they finally bite enough to be caught.
Casting and Retrieving Procedures in Fishing
Set up the reel with the dubbed tape on the reel-to-reel deck's left spindle, then thread the end of the tape through the tape heads in the bottom center of the component and onto the take-up spool on the right spindle. The tape's edge slides into a notch in the center of the reel. Pull the locking pin to secure the tape in place.
Reel-to-reel decks are similar to cassette decks in appearance and function. They use reels instead of cassettes, and they have separate left and right channels. But unlike cassette decks, which play only one channel at a time, reel-to-reel decks can play two different tapes simultaneously - one track for each channel. This allows you to make two voice recordings on one tape, or mix several conversations together as one long recording.
Reel-to-reel decks were popular from the late 1950s until the mid-1980s. Since then, digital technology has taken over most home recording tasks. However, some musicians and producers still use reel-to-reel equipment for certain projects or specific songs.
Some modern versions of reel-to-reel decks include small cassette players that work with mini-tapes. These decks are used by themselves or as a companion piece to a full-size reel-to-reel deck.
The baitcasting reel is unquestionably the best option for the most seasoned fisherman. It retains heavier lines and provides significantly more power, making it an excellent choice for larger, faster-swimming fish that prefer to fight. 4 Aban (1397 AP) or 5 Browning (1725 BP)
For the average angler, however, a spinning reel will do the trick just as well if not better. They are easier to use than baitcasters, feature lighter lines that are easier to cast, and can be found for much less money. The main drawback is that they have fewer drag settings to choose from and don't provide as much power as baitcasters.
The choice comes down to personal preference and what kind of fishing you plan to do the most. If you're only going to catch small fish or crayfish, then a spinning reel will do the job just fine. If you plan to compete in tournaments or go offshore, however, you'll need a baitcasting reel that is either electric or battery powered.