How to String a Fishing Rod

How to String a Fishing Rod

If you are looking to fish and there is a lure that catches your eye, then you may be wondering how to string a fishing rod. It’s not as easy as it may sound. But learning how to string a fishing rod is not as hard as it seems. In fact, it can be an enjoyable and rewarding task.

Learning how to put line on a fishing rod is essential for catching larger fish.

What You Need to Get Started

Fishing Rod

It’s good to have the right rod to work with so that you can get the job done. Fishing rods are available at stores that sell fishing equipment. There are plenty of websites as well that sell rods and other fishing gear.

When buying a new Bass fishing combo, look for a rod with a long handle. It will allow for easier control and will be more comfortable to use.

Fishing Line

You need to make sure that you pick up the correct line size for the rod that you are going to use. This is important as the bigger the rod, the longer the line will be. And, the better your chances of catching larger fish.

A rod is only as good as the line that you have in it. Having the proper line for your rod will allow you to catch fish with ease.

The most common is a spool of copolymer fishing line. Copolymer lines are usually used for bass fishing, but you can use other types if you prefer.

Spool the Reel

Here is a video on how to properly spool a reel and how to put a line on the reel.

To begin the process, tie the lure to the end of the fishing line that extends out past the hook.

When using a lure, be careful that it is free and clear of any debris so that you don’t lose your line. To get started, pull your line back so that you can see the lure as well as the reel itself.

You should be able to feel a little tension as the line pulls the lure through the reel. If you do not feel enough tension, you might need to loosen your line a bit more.

If you pull the line back too far, then it will be very difficult to pull the lure through the water. You should be able to find your lure when you have the rod pulled through about halfway. This will be about the same distance from the hook that you pull the fishing line.

Now, as the line is still pulled through, you should be able to feel a little slack. This is your cue to move the line back so that you can pull a bit further. This will help you pull the line through in a smooth and steady fashion.

Once you have put your line on the reel, you are ready to string your fishing rod.

Attach the Hook

Once you have pulled the line all the way through, you can now pull the fishing reel back a little bit further. Be careful that the line does not rub the hook. Else you may find yourself having to start stringing your fishing rod all over again.

When the line gets close to the hook, you should pull the line a bit further. You want the bait to come through the hook smoothly so that you do not hook the reel.

When you are pulling the line through the reel, be careful that the rod does not slip from your hand. It could cause injury if the rod slips from your hands and goes through the water.

Keep in mind, when you are pulling the line, you can be a little rough. This may cause the bait to slip through the line. If you can pull your line through, then you are getting the right amount of tension.

String Your Fishing Rod

When learning how to string a fishing rod, there are a few things that can be useful.

The first is to try to get the line in the handle. Most rods will have a “thumb rest” that goes around the rod. When using a thumb rest make sure you don’t lean on it too far down as it will give you a hard time getting the line in.

When putting the line, make sure that you are not going all the way through the handle. If you do you will need to work harder at getting the line through.

Make sure to take all the slack out of the line before putting it on the handle. Some fishing rods will have a slot for the line left loose.

You will need to put the line in before taking the line off the rod. If you don’t do this you could snag the line and have to undo the knot. You will have to pull the knot up towards the reel spool while turning the handle all the way out to pull it down.

Once you have a large amount of the line, you can use a reel to let the line travel through.


Learning how to put a line on a fishing rod can be a little tricky. It requires a bit more skill than most people think it does. But once you know how to line a rod, you will be able to tie knots anywhere on the line and tie the lines together.

When you are putting the line on a fishing rod, make sure you get all the way through the head. Most rods have a thumb rest that goes around the entire rod. This is where you need to get the line past.

There is really no limit to the types of fish that you can catch using a fishing rod. If you know how to put line on a fishing rod, it will allow you to create some very powerful casts. You will be able to enjoy many years of fishing with your rod.