Fishing Tackle

How to Change Hooks on Lures

All anglers at some time have to change hooks on lures. Hooks that are bent broke or rusty are going to lose fish. You need to change the hook. Sometimes the hook needs cut off to release a fish. Whatever the reason, it is a simple job. That only needs a few tools, hooks, and split rings. Replacing hooks on a lure is a few bucks or less. It is cheaper than replacing the lure. Watch the video at the end of the article on how to change the hooks.

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How to Use a Baitcast Reel

How to use a baitcast reel is a skill people need to learn when they buy one. These reels need adjusting and techniques you likely do not have if you never used one of the reels. The reels are not hard to use with proper techniques. Learning the basics is a fundamental step in being proficient. Focus on the basics and you will master the use of the baitcast reel.

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How to Set Up a Fishing Reel

How to set up a fishing reel is for beginners to start right. People start fishing and forget it takes certain steps and skills to learn. Starting off right will make you have good habits and reduce or eliminate problems. In my experience, beginners often have problems from doing a few things wrong. Setting up the fishing rod properly is the first step to being successful.

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Cleaning a Fishing Rod Cork Handle

The cleaning and protecting of a fishing rod cork handle is basic maintenance. Failing to clean and protect the handle leads to faster deterioration of the cork. You invested money into a good rod. It is a good practice to maintain the rod. The time it takes is only a few minutes with a few low-cost supplies.