How to Set Up A Fishing Pole with A Bobber?

A fishing pole is basically a fishing rod without any other fishing essentials. It needs to be assembled if it comes in multiple pieces and then set up with different fishing components, like the fishing reel, fishing line, hook, or lure, and then the additional components like the sinker and the bobber. We all pretty much know what the reel, line, and hook are, so, about fishing sinkers, it’s the weight you add to the reel for the line and hook to stay deep in the inert.

The Fishing Bobber

Coming to the bobber, it is an object that floats in the water and makes the line movement more visible. Most of the time, the fishing lines are so thin and transparent that it’s tough to keep an eye on them from afar. But when you tie a bobber on the fishing line, it floats right on the water surface and looking at it, you know whether the fish has bit the bait or not.

That is pretty much the brief about fishing essentials. Now let’s talk about how to set up a fishing pole with a bobber to explain the convening of a complete fishing pole.

How to Set Up A Fishing Pole with A Bobber?

Step #1 – Congregating the Fishing Rod

The more advanced high-quality fishing rods come in multiple pieces. Now following the entire process to attach those pieces, assemble your fishing rod. We prefer multiple-piece fishing rods because they are easy to store and carry. Carrying a long rod can be a drawback if you aim to go fishing in a remote location. However, what we prefer might not be what you like. The choice of fishing rods is all yours. If yours is a one-piece, great, prepare it for the next step then.

How to Set Up A Fishing Pole with A Bobber?
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Step #2 – Mounting the Fishing Reel

After you have well-assembled the fishing rod, you will notice a specific portion right above the handle. That is called the reel seat, where you are going to mount the reel. You can either use a spinning reel or a baitcasting reel. We prefer the former because handling that is comparatively easier. Place the reel foot properly on the reel seat, and if you have cleverly bought the rod and reel with much research, it will fit like magic. So, consider it a tip, get the rod and the reel together.

Step #3 – Winding the Fishing Line on the Spool

Your fishing rod is now well set with the reel, and you will have to fill its spool with the fishing line. Monofilament fishing lines are the most common line used in fishing than the braided or the fluorocarbon lines, so depending on what your spinning reel’s line capacity indicates, you have to fill the spool with that much line. To wind up the line, take its tag end through the guide, the absolute bottom one, and then loop the spool from one side. Now, tie a granny knot and lock the line on the spool. You have taken the line through the bottom guide to stop the line from twisting and tangling. After tying the knot, adjust the drag, keep it not too tight nor too loose. Now rotate the reel handle slowly and start winding the line on the spool. Fill it as full as possible, living a quarter-inch of space on the spool edge.

Step #4 – Taking the Line Through the Guides

When you have finished lining the spool, no use of the line in the bottom guide. Cut it with a clipper. That way, you are not only getting the line free from the guide but also getting a neat tag end. Now take that end through all the rings on the rod. While taking the line through the rod tip, make sure to take the line extra few inches. Even a feet-long line dangling from the rod will be fine. After all, you have to tie the hook in the next step.

Step #5 – Tying the Fishing Hook

Fishing hooks could be of different sizes and shapes. We prefer a size 4 circle hook for fishing. But you can take the one that suits the fish you are catching and the one you think you can manage well. We will tie the hook to the line through either a tucked blood knot or a snell knot. A tucked blood knot is more robust than a regular blood knot but an easy knot to tie quickly. And with a snell knot or similar knots, you tie the line with the hook, and due to the positing of the fishing line, the hook eye provides leverage to the hook to dig deep in the fish and ensure more catches.

Step #6 – Adding the Weight On The Line

By weight, we always mean the split shot. Why not when the weight is so easy to add and does the job with perfection. Moreover, these are weights that are sturdy and usable due to their mechanism. Keep in mind that the weight has to be 6-12 inches above the hook. We prefer a foot distance between the hook and the split shot. So, do the needed measurement and fill the fishing line in the split shot crevice. Split shot weights are made to pinch and lock the line. When you squeeze the weight, the crack will get narrower, almost gone, locking the fishing line into it. To further ensure, press the split shot with the pliers and shut it. When you need to release the split shot, press the teeth behind it, the crevice will reopen.

Step #7 – Putting on A Bobber

You can either use a spring-round bobber or a pencil bobber. It all depends on what you have. Coming to where to put the bobber, whether there is a specific distance like the sinker had, then remember the bobber’s position depends on how deep you are fishing. The bobber has to be on the water surface for you to see it. The deeper your hook is, you must set the bobber at a higher distance from the hook. There is no hard-and-fast rule.

Take your round bobber, press its button, and the hook in the bottom will stick out. Now wrap the fishing line once and leave the button. It’s done. To enfold the line on the top hook, hold the bottom hook and the button on top together, and when the top hook comes out from the button, wrap the line, just like you did earlier, and release what you pushed. The bobber is locked and ready to float.

To put the pencil bobber, you have to push the spring on it to expose its notch. Then wrap the line a few times to the notch and then release the spring, and the bobber is attached to the fishing line. No matter what the bobber type is, putting it in the line is always easy, nothing complicated.

Final Words

Now you know how to set up your fishing rod with all the fishing gear and objects, including the bobber. Time to apply all your techniques and have some gorgeous catches in the deepest of water bodies with your well-set fishing pole.

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