Attaching a Line to a Homemade Fishing Pole

Fishing is one of those artful, ancient food-hunting methods, and luckily making a fishing pole isn’t too difficult. But a lot of little tricks can help improve your fishing gear and fishing technique.

I wanted to share a brief video here, as it demonstrates a technique I mentioned in the article I wrote for the About.com Survival Skills website “How to Make Your Own Fishing Pole.” In order to make your own fishing pole, you have to attach a fishing line to the pole. Sure, you could simply knot the line at the tip end of the pole, but this method might be problematic if you plan to catch a really big fish (and…who plans to catch a small, wimpy one, anyway?).

It might be better to tie the line towards the base of the pole and then wrap it around the pole and knot it again at the tip. Check out this video for a quick step-by-step tutorial:

And if you want to know more about the other steps involved in making a fishing pole, read the complete article on the About.com Survival Skills website:
“How to Make Your Own Fishing Pole.”

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