How To Avoid Tangled Lines When Fishing
I have a love hate relationship with fishing. I love it, but I’m terrible at it; same when it comes to making love (lol… forgive me).
You may think why should I listen to someone who is terrible at fishing. Well, I’ve figured out all the things that aggravate the bejesus out of me when it comes to fishing and have learned to avoid those things so I would like help you avoid those same for you.
The ability to catch and consume fish will go a long way in your survival. If you ever watched season 7 of Alone there was a guy who had over 500lbs of moose meat to live off of. However, he was still losing too much weight to the point he was worried he might be pulled off the show.
Why was he losing weight? Well his moose meat was too lean and the body isn’t as good at converting protein into fat stores. He continued to search for fish because fish are higher in healthy fats.
We’re going to go over what to look for when purchasing fishing equipment and give some recommendations so you have an enjoyable time.
How to Avoid Tangle Lines
I HATE!!! having tangled lines on a fishing reel. Have it happen a couple times and fishing will get really old, really fast, and in times when your fishing is dependent on your survival, it will get that much older, that much faster.
If your line never tangles it is easy to love fishing. The peace and quiet, the relaxation, the crisp water, cold beer, the anticipation for the tug of the line. Getting a tangled line could be your fault or it could be the fault of your equipment.
Reasons why a tangled line could be your fault:
- Casting Into The Wind
Casting into the wind causes the problem of the line not having a fluid consistent speed throughout the cast. The line is usually fastest coming off the spool and going through the first eyelet of the rod, because there is nothing to inhibit (slow) the line.
However when you cast into the wind your line the end of your line slows down while the rest of the line speeds forward catching up with the front of the line causing it to get tangled.
These knots or tangles are referred to as wind knots and usually happen between the spool and the first eyelet of the rod.
So never cast into the wind. In addition, never cast up overhand, doing what is called a rainbow cast. The picture below isn’t the best at trying to illustrate what I’m saying. I’ll add one a better one next time I’m fishing.
What I’m trying to stress is never cast up high over your shoulder. You may naturally feel like you want to cast this way because it feel like be able to swing with more power, but the higher up you throw your line the more wind you have to move your line around and cause a wind not.
Wind is not your friend and you’ll want to avoid it, so cast sidearm, somewhere between 45 and 0 degrees from the horizontal
- Overloading The Spool
Overloading the spool of your reel makes it much easier for excess string to slip off as the line is unwinding from the cast, causing your line to get tangled and knotted. Overloading the spool makes the string constantly trying to unwind itself and fly off the spool causing knots.
You should have the spool about 3/4ths full leaving 1/8th to 1/16 inch space to the outside edge. Spools usually have more length than is needed so if you feel any need to fill it completely fill you just have a little obsession.
- Putting Your Line On The Spool Incorrectly
When placing the line on your spool you’ll want to make sure that the line wraps the opposite direction from how it has been wrapped in its packaging. Start the process by threading the line through the rod’s line guides then tie an anchor knot around the spool . Steadily wind around the spool keeping constant pressure with your fingers making sure the line is laying flat and evenly wrapping up and down the spool.
Putting the line incorrectly on the spool will cause twist, tangles, and knots when casting.
One of the problems with putting a new line on a spool is the string doesn’t immediately attain memory to the spool wrapping. This then causes the line to tangle when it is cast.
Some fisherman to counteract this will soak the line in warm water. Others claim tying a heavy sinker weight to the line and casting it a few times will help overcome this as well.
To help with spooling the line properly you can purchase a line spooling tool on Amazon.
- Tying two broken ends of line together instead of redoing your line
Since it takes some time to tie on your sinker, bobber, swivel, and lure. You may be tempted to tie a square not from two ends of the broken line as a quick fix. You might get lucky having no problems with the next handful of casts but this knot will likely nic one of the line guides on your rod while casting causing the line to bundle up, tangle, and knot again.
Unfortunately, you just have to take the time to redo everything and this is what makes fishing extremely frustrating. When you end up spending a good deal of your time fixing things, it is no longer fun. It is work.
Reasons Why A Tangled Line Could Be Your Equipments Fault
- Wrong Fishing Line On The Wrong Reel
The wrong type of fishing line on a reel can create tangles. For example, spinning reels tend to work better with a limper line, such as a braided line. You can still use other types of line but a fluorocarbon or mono line doesn’t work well with spinning reels due to their line memory. Those types of line work better on a spincast reel.
When using braided lines it is a good idea to treat your lines with a treatment spray and be sure to get a solid amount of casts in to help straighten out the line. Also, braided lines usually have a fine wax on them to help them not catch on the line guides on the rod. I’ve never had an issue with braided lines but some fishermen claim they can create wind knots. However, I believe this may be due to old lines no longer having a wax coat or being treated or they are possibly on the wrong type of reel.
If you’re not knowledgeable about fishing equipment I would not purchase your own rods & reels, lines…etc. Purchase a reliable brand that has great reviews.
- The Wrong Ring Sizes With The Wrong Type Of Line
Certain fishing rods work better depending on the type of line you’re using. For example, braided line is smaller in diameter and holds little memory of the shape of the spool. So, a fishing rod using a braided line should have small rings on the rod with no cone in flight design.
What is a cone in flight design? A cone in flight design is when the rings on the rod start out large and progressively get smaller as it travels down the line. This design is used with monofilament line because it holds a strong memory to the shape of the spool. When casting the line comes off the spool in a spiral and needs to be guided in a cone shape down the line to keep from knotting up.
You may have noticed that spincast aka closed face reels always use a monofilament line that holds memory to the spool. Because of this the top of part of the reel is shaped like a guide the line smoothly down the rod.
Don’t Put Things Together That Do Not Match
It should go without saying not to assembly something unless you know what you’re doing, but if you’ve ever gone shopping for fishing gear a lot of stores have everything unassembled for purchase. It’s just the nature of the industry.
Unfortunately two things happen to people when they see a huge array of different varieties of fishing gear.
One, people assume it is more simple than it really is and think they can’t go wrong so they buy whatever and assemble lines, reels, and rods that don’t make sense when put together.
Two, they get intimidated by all the various options that they don’t purchase anything.
This wouldn’t happen if you had someone with some knowledgeable skills to guide you along the way but good customer service is hard to come by these days.
I say this because back when I knew nothing about fishing I once purchased a fishing pole at a garage sale for $40. I thought I was getting a steal of a deal, because of the high quality brand name and equipment. It was the worst decision I ever made. The pole always got knots and tangled every couple of casts.
I ended up tossing the whole thing in a move. Since then I’ve learned quite a deal and realized the pole I had purchased had a lot of good parts on it but assembly of it didn’t make sense which caused all the problems.
I don’t want you to experience the same thing so please follow our recommendations. The wrong type of equipment can easily make you hate fishing and give up on it altogether.
3 Different Types of Reels
In general there are three main types of fishing reels that people use: the spincast reel aka closed face reel, spinner reels aka open faced reels, and baitcaster reels. They all have pros and cons some require more skill than others.
There are other types of reels such as surf & offshore reels which are a type of spinner reel, conventional reels which are more like baitcaster reels, and fly fishing reels which are a unique thing of their own used for more precision. We will not get into these, we’ll focus on the previous three.
Spincast Reels also known as “closed-face reels” are the easiest to cast, least expensive, practically no maintenance, and are great for beginners. If you ever went fishing as a kid you were probably handed one of these types of reels because of their simplicity.
As a prepper wanting to help his family prepare for when the poo hits the fan these poles are great for inexperienced fishermen. There is absolutely no learning curve to these types of reels. A child could quickly contribute to the family survival by using one of these.
I remember my best fishing day as a kid I caught over 50 fish using one of these, so despite them being inexpensive and simple they work perfectly when used in the right place. Honestly, this reel probably catches more fish than any other reel because they are so easy to use.
Advantages of a SpinCast Reels
Here are the pros of this type of reel:
- Easy casting
- Difficult to knot
- Little maintenance
- Monofilament line will stretch causing the hook to stay lodge in the fish’s mouth and not tear through the flesh
Disadvantages of SpinCast Reels
With all the conveniences of a spincast reel you might wonder why more experienced anglers do not prefer them. Well here are the cons:
- You cannot cast as far. You cannot used braided lines that are thinner in diameter allowing you to cast farther
- More difficult to fish in shallower waters. Since your line is a little heavier and denser it sinks to the bottom whereas lighter lines disguising to bait as a fly on the surface work better in shallow waters.
- More Control: More experienced anglers are able to use their thumb to guide their cast to land their bait where they want.
- Casting lighter lures: a spincast reel doesn’t cast lighter lures far at all. They’re dependent on having some weight at the end of the line.
- Break easier: Large fish can cause the line to break on a spincast reel because of low hauling power. It is worth noting that spinner reels do have a lot more haul power when pulling in a large fish. Baitcaster reels are more designed for bringing in large fish.
Spinning reels also known as “open-faced reels” take a little more skill but not that much more. A beginner or novice fisherman could easily learn how to cast accurately with a spinning reel, but not a child. Kids you’ll still want a spincast reel.
Below will list the advantages and disadvantages spinner reels have in comparison to spincast reels
Advantages of a Spinner Reels
- You can use braided lines on a spinner reel that have a thinner diameter lighter weight and are stronger, this gives you some advantages, such as the ability to fish in shallow waters, and more haul power to catch larger fish
- Casting lighter lures than a spincast
- Casting farther that a spincast
Disadvantages of a Spinner Reels
- Generally more susceptible to wind knots when using monofilament line
- Not as easy to cast
BaitCaster rod and reels are what are preferred by most skilled fishermen. A baitcaster reel has extra hauling power to cast larger lures and bring in bigger fish. Also someone who is experienced at using one of these is able to feather the line spool with their thumb while casting to land their bait in precise locations.
This reel takes a bit of experience to correctly cast. It is better to learn how to cast with other reels such as a spincast or spinner reel before using one of these. A bad cast on a baitcaster reel can result in what’s called a backlash, and cause a tangle on your reel which will leave your cutting out your line, possibly the entire spool and redoing your entire line again.
These reels in the past used to be more difficult to tune and cast, but some models have added advanced brakes to make baitcaster reels easier to use.
Advantages of a Baitcaster Reels
- Increased hauling power for bringing in larger fish
- Increased accuracy when casting
- Use Any Line you like
Disadvantages of a Baitcaster Reels
- More difficult to use, can backlash if not cast correctly
Things To Consider When Purchasing A Reel
- Bearings: Number of ball bearings in a reel help to support stability and smoothness while retrieving the line. Generally, speaking, the greater number of ball bearings a reel contains, the smoother the reel will perform. The more ball bearings your wallet can afford the better, it is very frustrating having a reel that doesn’t retrieve well. SpinCast reels usually have between 2 – 6 bearings and when you have 4 bearings you can be confident the reel will have a smooth retrieval
- Anti-Reverse Clutch: Sometimes for whatever reason you’ll goof with your hands and reel the wrong direction when you’ve already cast. When you do that line comes off the spool and sometimes causes a tangle you have to fix. It’s nice to have a clutch that doesn’t allow you to do that.
- Drag Setting: Most reels have a drag adjuster on them but some of the cheaper ones do not. Drag works through a series of washers in the reel to apply resistance when the fish fights. Too much drag and your line will snap or you may rip a hole in the fish’s mouth setting the hook loose. Too little drag and you’ll take more time reeling in the fish. The correct setting of drag should be where the line doesn’t give until about a ⅓ to ½ of line’s weight is applied. For example a 15 pound line should move until 5-10 lbs of pressure is applied.
A smooth drag system will allow you to work a big fish on a smaller line. You want the drag to engage smoothly when the fish takes a big dive. A sticky drag will cause you line to suddenly break.
- Gear Ratio: Gear ratios determine the speed at which the line is retrieved. For example a gear ratio of 6.2:1 means that for every 360 degree turn of the handle the spool has done 6.2 rotations. This could be an exceptional rating or not depending on the size of the spool. The longer your fish is on the line the chances of it getting free of the line increase so a reel that can quickly retrieve the line is advantageous.
5. Reel Size: Fishing reels are organized by weight classes. The reason they do this is to match the reel size to the right rod size. If you ever purchased a fishing rod usually just above the grip is written the brand, model name, length, and recommended line weight range.
It’s important to match weight class of the reel to the rod. A balanced fishing rod is going to cast easier and more accurate. It also enhances the sensitivity of the rod making it easier to be aware of when fishing are striking your lure.
Simply know that larger reels are for casting larger lures for larger fish. Smaller reels are for casting lighter lures for smaller fish.
6. Right or Left Handle: You don’t have to worry about right or left handed reels when purchasing a spincast reel or spinner reel. Spincast reels have a button in the center and can be cast with one hand, either hand. Spinner reels are always made with a handle that can be switched from left to right. And sometimes it is a matter of preference, even though I myself am right handed I usually prefer to cast from the left.
Baitcaster reels are the only reels where right or left handed matters. So, if you’re a lefty pay attention because most of them are made right handed.
Our Suggestions for Spincast Reels
Zebco Omega Pro Spincast Fishing Reel
This definitely not the average cheap Spincast reel you see in most stores. 7 bearings make the hauling in of a fishing incredible smooth with limiting changes of mishaps from jerky hauling. A 19 inch retrieval rate will quickly eliminate any slack in the line as your reeling in and leave little time for the fish to play on the line and get off.
A 10 pound line at 85 years means this Spincast is quite capable of catching heavier species of fish that an average Spincast reel could not. And a triple-cam adjustable disk drag will help you in the fight with the bigger ones.
Plus, this isn’t make of any cheap plastic, cast aluminium coverings and all metal gears mean this reel should hold together nicely for several years.
- pre-spooled with 10-pound Zebco fishing line
- aluminum covers
- 7 bearings
- 19-inch retrieve rate
- all-metal gears
- anti-reverse technology
- Triple-cam dial-adjustable disk drag
- mono capacity of 85/10, this reel is especially ideal for heavy species such as walleye, bass, catfish, and striper
Pflueger PRES10SCB President Spincast
Not as great capable as the Zebco Omega Pro but still offering fantastic performance for little cost the Pflueger PRES10SCB President Spincast Fishing Reel is one of best spincast reels for your money.
- 5 Bearing System Corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
- Aluminum Frame Ensures precise gear alignment
- Aluminum Cone Plunger’s highest quality machined aluminum front cone design
- Dual Titanium Pins Easier line pick up with high grade wear resistant materials
- Instant anti reverse One way clutch ball bearing for instant hook sets
Zebco Quantum, Bullet Spincast Rod & Reel Combo
Our 3rd recommendation is a rod and reel combo. The Rod is 6’6″ length which is great for spincast reels since they don’t cast that far anyway and 6′ 6″ offers stability for larger fish. A fast action reel with medium power makes ranks it as durable, rigid, and stable for handling larger catches. Not to mention a graphite rod is much lighter and more capable of picking up on little subtle bites.
8 bearings with 29.6 inches per turn make this reel incredible smooth and quick when retrieving a fish.
A lure weight of 1/4 – 5/8 is going to give you a great amount of versatility of different kinds of lure you can use for both smaller and larger fish.
Overall this is a great spincast rod and reel combo, capable of getting a lot done.
- Gear Ratio 5.1:1
- Retrieval Rate Inches per Turn 29.6
- Mono Line Capacity 90 yards at 10 pounds
- 8 Bearings plus clutch
- Action-Fast Power-Medium
- 8-12 compatible line weight
- Lure weight 1/4 – 5/8 oz
Two other models that are not as capable as the reels mentioned above but if you’re on a tight budget you might consider only if they are listed for a good price on Amazon. The Zebco 33 Gold 602M Spincast Combo and the Zebco Rhino Spincast Fishing Reel
Spinner Reel Recommendations
Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel
The beauty of the reel is in the design of its gear box that allows for smooth casting, and in incredible drag system that will help when fighting larger fish, making sure they stay hooked and hauling them in.
The design of this spinner increases casting accuracy through its slow oscillation delivering an even line lay, while its Rocket Spool Lip design actively controls the rate at which the line comes off the spool.
We highly recommend this reel. When purchasing this reel please note it comes in four different sizes to select from 10 (6lb) ,20 (8lb),30 (8lb), 40 (10lb). The important thing here is make sure it matches the weight line rating on your rod so they work smoothly together. Larger reels are for casting larger lures for larger fish. Smaller reels are for casting lighter lures for smaller fish.
- 8 stainless steel hpcr Bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased Corrosion Protection
- Amgearing System provides precision Machined gears for unparalleled smoothness and durability
- Computer optimized gear design allows for the most efficient gear System
- Carbon matrix Hybrid drag System for Super smooth reliable drag performance
- Im-c6 (insert molded C6) body design combines an x-crafty gearbox design with a C6 carbon body, which gives a lightweight construction that houses gears in perfect alignment
- Gear Ratio 6.2 : 1
Abu Garcia makes another version called the Revo S which is very similar to the SX but minus a bearing, and slightly different retrieval rate. Click below to check out the Revo S.
Pflueger Supreme Xt Spinning Reel (35)
Having a lot of the same benefits as the Abu Garcia Revo SX but just few extras I’d like to point out.
An anti-twist line roller. As line comes back on to the spool it passes along the line roller. If this roller doesn’t move freely due to gunk getting inside it will twist the line as it rolls on the spool which will later cause problems of tangles which I hate. Some line twist is unavoidable due to the nature of the device but a design that prevents this or dramatically limits this I can appreciate.
Anti rolling is especially important when using a monofilament line or other plastic line that holds memory to the spool.
This model also has an extra bearing when compared to the Revo SX. However, the models are geared different but both are very comparible to one another.
- 9 stainless steel bearings
- On/Off instant anti-reverse bearing
- Ultra-lightweight magnesium body, rotor, and sideplate
- Machined, ported, and double-anodized, braid-ready aluminum spool
- Carbon inlay drag design with a sealed carbon-fiber system
- Solid aluminum bail wire
- Lightweight carbon handle with EVA knobs
- Approved for use in saltwater
- Sure-click bail
- Anti-twist titanium line roller
Baitcaster Reel Recommendations
Abu Garcia Revo SX Low Profile Fishing Reel
A great design with a max drag capacity of 24lbs this will allow you to catch
- 9 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth Operation
- C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability
- Duragear brass gear for extended gear life
- Retrieval Rate 27″
- Mono Capacity line and lbs: 175/10 145/12 100/15
- Braid Capacity line and lbs: 190/20 140/30 100/50
- Max drag a 24 lb
- Instant Anti-Reverse feature is available
Abu Garcia makes some other models that are closer towards perfection but much more expensive. One is called the Abu Garcia Revo EXD Low Profile with a greater amount of bearings, faster retrieval rates, better drag and breaking systems.
Likewise Abu Garcia makes a Revo S Low Profile Baitcaster reel that is made similar to the SX only not as smooth but the cost is a little less.
LEW’S Fishing Tournament Pro Speed Spool LFS
Another great model similar that compete with the Revo SX Low profile. Is the Lew’s fishing tournament Pro Speed Spool LFS. When compared to the Revo SX it does have an extra inch on the retrieval rate and another bearing. However, the max drag is only 20lbs instead of 24lbs.
- 10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth Operation
- Retrieval Rate 28″
- Mono Capacity line and lbs: 120/12
- Max drag a 20 lb
- Instant Anti-Reverse feature is available
What to look For In A Fishing Rod?
The length of a fishing rod is measured from the end of the handle to the end of the fishing rod tip. Rod lengths vary in sizes from 6 – 12ft long and will heavily influence your casting ability.
As you might imagine smaller rods cast shorter distances while longer rods cast longer distances. Shorter lengths help when tugging in a large fish because they have less bend in them than a longer fishing rod.
A longer rod will allow you to cast much further covering more distance.
In picking the right length rod. You just need to ask yourself, where I will be doing most of my fishing? If you’re fishing in the ocean, along the coast, or in large lakes you’ll probably want a longer rod for making long casts to cover large areas you want.
If you’re fishing in small rivers or ponds you may want a shorter fishing pole. A good balanced rod length is about 7ft. This length will help you get your cast down and fine tune your skills as an angler.
Fishing rods are either made out of graphite for fiberglass or a combination of the two. Graphite is a lighter material whereas fiberglass is a heavier material. What does this mean to you?
If you are looking at catching small fish where sensitivity is advantageous, then a graphite rod is helpful because you’ll be better able to sense smaller bites and quickly react as needed. However, graphite is more fragile and capable of breaking.
Fiberglass rods are not as sensitive but they’re more durable and have advantages in catching large fish where sensitivity to bites is not an issue. A fiberglass pole is better for beginner anglers.
You could also get a graphite fiberglass mix for a good balance of both.
Power & Actions
You’ll probably notice when looking at fishing rods to buy that you may see the words like. “Rod:Cast Medium Heavy – Fast”. This is kind of intimidating if you don’t know what it means. You certainly don’t want to screw up your investment. To make sense of this let me explain what is meant by Power and Action on a fishing rod.
Power refers to the amount of force needed to bend the fishing rod. It’s classified from ultra-light to ultra-heavy. Ultra-light rods are suited to smaller fish like pan fish or trout. Ultra-heavy is more suited to heavy fish from deep sea excursions.
Action refers to where along the blank (aka shaft) of the rod the bend occurs. Action is classified in terms of Slow – Fast. A “Fast” action means the bend takes place further away from the handle. A bend further away from the handle means the rod is more rigid which makes them great for throwing heavier baits, jerking their catches out of vegetation.
Whereas a “Slow” action means the rod bends closer to the handle and is not so rigid. These are better for casting lighter lures for smaller fish.
So when you read “Rod:Cast Medium Heavy – Fast”. It is just telling you the fishing rod is a cast rod, meaning it used for spincast or baitcast reels, and the power is medium heavy which means this rod doesn’t bend so easily and is more suited for heavy fish. In addition this action of this rod is fast so the bend takes place further from the handle, so it great for casting heavy lures and getting some good size fish.
Another feature you might consider is fishing rods that are telescopic. As a survivalist I really like this feature because it takes of less space, makes it easily storable in a small pack or even hiking pack if need be.
Our Fishing Rod Recommendations
Okay, now that we have an understanding of what we’re looking for let’s go through some recommendations to help us be prepared.
KastKing Compass Telescopic Fishing Rods
As a prepper I’m always looking for gear that can be compacted. Space limits the amount of resources you can take when you have to hunt, forage, or bug-out. For that reason and the fact that its compactness doesn’t diminish its quality in any way we recommend this rod.
Available in several different lengths, powers, and actions for you to choose from. These rods work with any spincast or spinner reel. Below is an image that will help you match your rod with your reel weight class. Make sure the line weight of your reel is within the same parameters as the line weight of your rod.
- Fiberglass graphite mix
- Compacts down to 17 inches
If you’re looking for longing rods for longer casting that can still compact down like the above then you’ll want to take a look at the KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Fishing Rods
Plusinnno Telescopic Fishing
Another great option able to compact down for easy travel. Below is a photo they have to help match your rod to your reel selection.
Best Fishing Lures
I’m no expert on fishing lures. There is a wide variety out there and that is why you have a tackle box, to try several different kinds. Certain fish prefer certain lures over others. I’ve always just tried a variety and stuck with whatever was working at the time.
Live bait has always worked better for me than any lure I’ve ever used. I grew up in Iowa and you could dig just about anywhere to find worms.
However, if you live in other areas of the country where worms are not so plentiful you’ll be dependent on your lures to work for you.
One type of lure that works that not surprisingly works better than other lures are vibrating lures.
I remember in my youth my uncles had a pottery shot with several ceiling fans running. Every once in a while a bumble bee would get hit by these fans and lay stunned on the cement floor. My cousin would grab a fishing hook and hook the bee while it was still alive and then take it to a pond that was only a few acres away. The buzzing on top of the water would quickly attract a fish’s attention.
Vibrating lures work by doing this, mimicking that is hurt near dead works awesome at catching fish. Honestly, it kind of feels like cheating.
Truscend Robotic Fishing Lures
Truscend Robotic Fishing Lures are the brand I’m familiar with, they work really well and have great reviews, there are other brands you can view here but I can’t vouch for them whether they work or not
Here is a video showing how effecting these lures are
These lures work and as a survivalist I keep a few of them. The last thing you’ll need to complete your fish gear is to have a tackle kit with some tackle included. They usually include all you need. Your weights, bobbers, swivels, hooks, and large selection of lures.
The last thing you need is a set of tackle and I don’t have any advice other than to search for a tackle box that has the tackle you need. Your hooks, bobbers, sinkers, swivels, a large variety of lures.
It is always difficult to know what lure to use especially in a new area you haven’t fished before because you’re not familiar with the type of fish in the area and what they like.
How To Make A Fishing Pole Out of a Soda Can
If you’re ever in need of making a fishing pole when you don’t have a rod there is an easy way to make one with a soda can.
Growing up as a kid, I remember taking empty soda cans, tying a fishing line onto the tab of a soda can and wrapping the line around the can as you would a spool. Then simply take out the line, tie your sinkers, bobbers, hooks and bait and you’re good to go.
Take the line out in one hand with about a foot of line hanging down from your hand. Do an underhand cast in one hand while at the same time rotating the can in the other hand to allow it to unravel from the spool.
I’ll add a video on how to do this at a future date.
I hope you have found this information useful. There is a lot more we could learn about fishing but what has been written here should help you in purchasing and putting together a quality fishing rod. Stay subscribe to use to learn an view more helpful survival information.
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