Learn how to catch fish step by step with Fishing Manual. We bring you the best guides, tips, tricks, and information about fishing with a simple step-by-step method.
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Millions of people go fishing every year. For some people, they are drawn by the relaxing unity they experience with nature. For others it is the fast paced action you can find targeting big fish using light-weight setups. There is nothing quite like being on the water on a crisp morning as the sun slowly comes up, breathing in the fresh air, and feeling the excited rush as a big fish slams your rod down!
So let’s get started with the first five steps. These lead on to more details in the fishing manual to help you.
In this step, we will guide you through the process of getting the equipment you need to go fishing. This is a very easy, and relatively inexpensive, process and can be as simple as a combo kit containing everything you need!
One critical skill of any fisherman is the ability to tie a good knot. There are hundreds of knots that can be used, but we will start with the simplest one that many people learn first. Without a quality knot, your hook may become untied while reeling in your first big fish and he might be the one that got away. Be sure to checkout The Complete Book of Fishing Knots for more information.
A second important skill is learning how to cast a fishing rod. Casting is the act of throwing your lure out into the water. Being able to cast your lure accurately can greatly influence your luck with catching fish.
The type of fish you want to catch sets the stage for a lot of the equipment you will need, locations to fish, and tactics for being successful. We will outline the basics for you here.
Preparation is only half the battle — and the least fun portion in my opinion. Armed with equipment and knowledge, it’s time to look at some tactics and strategies to help increase your fishing success rate.