Are you worried about setting up your fishing pole? If you are nervous about your knowledge on how to set up a fishing pole, this article can help you with a series of instruction for assembling your fishing pole.

It does not take much to assemble a fishing pole. But having the right tips and instructions can help you assemble the pole with utmost care and confidence.


The materials that will be used to make a fishing pole is the rod, reel, lure, the fishing line and the scissors.  These are the core materials for the basic fishing rod, but there are additional equipment that can be attached to this basic setup to make it more effective

The basic fishing pole materials can be bought at any sporting goods stores in the US. There are a variety of sizes among these materials. For beginners, it is best to consult a professional at the store to get the best beginner fishing sets available.

The rod is the main body of the fishing pole. Fishing rods can vary in construction, ranging from the traditional bamboo to the more contemporary carbon fibre.

The fishing reel is the cylindrical device with a winding line for stowing the fish as it bites into the bait. This is attached to the fishing rod using a series of steps that will be discussed in the in the later sections.

The fishing lure is the synthetic fishing bait that attracts the fish using movement and color. A hook is attached to the lure to catch the fish as it bites into the bait.

The fishing line is the string attached to the fishing reel. The best fishing lines have great durability, strength, abrasion resistance and visibility. Some fishing reels already have an installed fishing line, but canvassing for a separate fishing line can increase the performance of the fishing pole.


The fishing rod is the most vital piece in the fishing pole. Knowing the parts of the fishing rod is the first step to making a fishing pole.

Most fishing rods can be divided into two parts. The joint connecting these two parts is called the ferrule.

The thicker end of the pole, where you hold the fishing rod, is the handle. The flexible part is where you insert the bait.

The fishing rod has rings attached to it. These are called guides. These guides hold the fishing line and supports it as you reel in the fish.


Fishing poles vary according to the type of fishing activity in mind. Saltwater fishing needs more stronger materials as the fishes are bigger and stronger.

Fishing poles for saltwater are more expensive than fishing poles for freshwater. It is important to make sure that you are setting up the right pole for the activity. 

Step #1: Attaching the reels

Sporting goods stores give the fishing rod in two parts: the male and the female ferule. Attach the male into the female ferule by rotating the male piece.

Then, insert the fishing reel into the reel seat at the bottom of the fishing rod. Rotate the reel seat until it feels intact.

Step #2: Threading the fishing line

Apply a small amount of pressure to the silver overarching mechanism in the fishing reel. This is called the bail arm.

Flip the bail arm to the other direction to be able to retrieve the fishing line. Insert the fishing line into the guides of the fishing rod.

You can start from the guide that is closest to the reel, then head the line towards the tip of the rod. Make sure that you do not miss any guides because the guides provide balance when you reel in a fish.

Step #3: The Bail Arm

Close the bail arm by rotating it back to its original place. Tighten the bail arm until it feels secure and the fishing reel does not slide from the fishing rod.

Make sure that you use only a small amount of force when using the bail arm. The fragile construction of the bail arm cannot handle abrupt force.

This completes the series of steps in making a fishing pole. Do the steps again to double-check the installation before going out to fish.

Step #4: Cleaning the fishing pole

Cleaning is an extra step in setting up the fish pole. Cleaning ensures the fishing pole will work perfectly on its first day of use.

Using a cloth dipped in lukewarm water, clean the fishing rod along with the guides. Also, make sure that there is no dirt obstructing the fishing reel.

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