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How To Reel a Fishing Rod

Watch more Fishing for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to reel a fishing rod through some quick and easy steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Hold the pole Hold the fishing rod tightly in your non-dominant hand, with your dominant hand even with the reel. Step 2: Wind it up Turn the crank clockwise with your dominant hand to bring the line in. Tip The small bar that loops around the reel locks it and prevents it from spinning counterclockwise. Step 3: Don't flip the bar Avoid opening the locking mechanism. It will allow the fish on the other end of the line to swim farther away. Step 4: Reel it in Continue turning the crank to wind the line around the spool. This will be increasingly difficult the bigger your fish is. Step 5: Let out line Manually pull extra line from the reel when you're reeling in a big one. This will give the fish more room to thrash about, tiring itself out before it breaks your line. Tip Use a lighter line with certain lures and baits that cause twists. A ball-bearing swivel will minimize twists. Step 6: Play it Slowly raise your rod until it is at the eleven o'clock position. The rod will bow. Lower the rod again and repeat the process. Step 7: Drop your rod to waist height, grab your net with the other hand and lead the fish into the net. Did You Know? The heaviest fish recorded by the International Game Fish Association was caught in 1959 off the coast of Australia and weighed 2,664 pounds.
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