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If you want to learn how to string a fishing pole, which includes loading the reel with line and threading the line through each of the guides, use these simple instructions.
You just bought a new fishing rod and reel, now all you have to do is learn how to line a fishing pole or string a fishing pole. Before getting started, check the line rating on your fishing rod to make sure you have fishing line that matches the recommended weight range shown. For example, if the line rating on the rod reads "6-10 lb," you will want to use 6 to 10-pound test line.
Adding line to a fishing reel and pole won't take you long -- it’s actually a simple process that just requires you to follow a few basic steps.
Knowing how to line a fishing pole, or string a fishing pole, is important when it comes to preparing for your adventures on the water. Follow these step-by-step instructions for adding line to a spinning rod and reel
Now that your pole has fishing line on it, you are almost ready to fish. From here, all you have to do is use a strong knot to tie on your favorite fishing rig or lure.
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