(Beginner-Friendly) A Full Guide On How to String a Fishing Pole

By Last Updated: January 10th, 2023Categories: Fishing

If you want to be a successful angler, the first skill you have to master is how to string a fishing pole. And if you’re new to fishing, this is also one of the skills you have to master.

It’s a simple skill, but if done wrong, it could mess up the whole fishing trip. So, here is a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to string a fishing pole. Read

Common Mistakes in Stringing Fishing Pole

Making mistakes is how we learn. But it would be better to know them so we can avoid delaying our tasks. And it’s the same when it comes to stringing a fishing pole.

Common Mistakes in Stringing Fishing Pole

So here are some common mistakes anglers make when stringing a fishing pole.

  • Tying the wrong knot. Some knots are not that strong. It will eventually break.
  • Overfilling your line and causing the slack to explode.
  • Not applying tension to your line while spooling.
  • Using the improper type of string. Make sure to use the right type and a high-quality string.

Now, you have to remember these things to successfully string a fishing pole. The steps are listed below check them out.

Tutorial on How to String a Fishing Pole

Here is a simple guide to easily string your fishing pole. If you are a beginner, don’t worry this tutorial is beginner friendly!


  • Fishing Rod
  • Fishing Reel
  • Fishing Line
  • Baits or Lures

Steps on How to String a Fishing Pole:

Step 1

Assemble the fishing rod. When you purchase one it usually comes with a manual on how to put the parts together. If you’re using an old one, I recommend that you wipe all the parts first to get rid of the dust and dirt before assembling.

Prepare Fishing Equipment

Step 2

Lay the fishing pole is a flat surface and open the bale (it’s the wire arm on the reel that lifts up and down). Grab the tag end of the fishing line from the spool, and bring it down through the guide found closest to the reel.

Step 3

Create a knot on the reel spool or arbor and close the bail on the reel.

Step 4

Close the bale arm by simply flipping it up in the opposite direction. You would know that it’s really closed if there are no more fishing lines that would come out if you pull the line.

Step 5

Grab a lure and attach it to the hook.


When you start fishing, always remember to only catch what you can eat. Don’t try to catch too many fish you can’t consume and that will eventually end up in the trash. It is one way you can help mother nature and the ecosystem.


The most useful fuel-efficient catching method is long-lining. This method is mostly used by large fishing boats.

Fishing offers you the chance to improve your self-esteem through respect for the environment, mastering outdoor skills, and achieving personal goals.

  • Subsistence Fishing – It is when people catch fish for daily consumption. Mostly done by people who live near the sea, rivers, and lakes.
  • Trolling – Trolling requires a boat or canoe if it is allowed in your National Park.
  • Jigging – Jigging requires a specific type of hook and motion to catch fish.