For novice anglers, the prospect of using a fishing rod, especially a telescopic one, can be both exciting and slightly intimidating. Telescopic fishing rods offer convenience and versatility, making them an excellent choice for beginners who are just starting their fishing journey.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of using a telescopic fishing rod effectively. The following are steps.
1. Familiarize Yourself with the Rod
Before you hit the water, take some time to become acquainted with your telescopic fishing rod. Extend and collapse the rod a few times to get a feel for how it operates.
Pay attention to the locking mechanisms and ensure they are secure when the rod is fully extended.
2. Assemble the Rod
Extend the rod to its full length by pulling each section out carefully. Make sure each section clicks into place and locks securely. Check that the guides (rings along the rod) are in proper alignment and facing upward.
3. Attach the Reel
Most telescopic fishing rods are designed to accommodate a fishing reel. Slide the reel onto the reel seat, which is usually located near the handle of the rod.
Tighten the reel seat to secure the reel in place.
4. Thread the Fishing Line
Thread the fishing line through the guides starting from the tip of the rod and working your way down. The line should pass through each guide smoothly without any tangles.
Make sure the line is spooled onto the reel properly and under a slight tension.
5. Tie the Hook or Lure
Attach a fishing hook or lure to the end of your fishing line using the appropriate knot. If you’re unsure about different fishing knots, there are plenty of tutorials available online that can guide you through the process.
Hold the rod with one hand on the handle and the other hand holding the fishing line against the rod. To cast, bring the rod back behind you in a controlled motion and then swiftly move it forward.
As the rod tip reaches the 12 o’clock position, release the fishing line to let your hook or lure fly into the water.
7. Reeling In
Once your hook is in the water, wait patiently for a fish to bite. When you feel a tug or see the line moving, engage the reel’s handle and start reeling in the line.
Keep the rod tip pointed upwards to maintain tension on the line and prevent it from going slack.
8. Landing the Fish
As you reel in the fish, use the rod’s flexibility to absorb its movements. Avoid pulling the fish too forcefully, as this can result in a snapped line.
Gently guide the fish towards the shore or your boat, using the rod to control its movements.
9. Collapsing the Rod
After your fishing session, carefully collapse the rod by reversing the assembly process. Start by detaching the reel, then collapsing each section of the rod.
Be cautious not to force any sections as you collapse the rod.
10. Practice and Patience
Remember that fishing is a skill that takes time to master. Don’t get discouraged by initial challenges or unsuccessful outings.
Practice your casting, reeling, and patience, and with time, you’ll become more confident and skilled in using your telescopic fishing rod.
Using a telescopic fishing rod as a beginner can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. By following these steps and practicing regularly, you’ll develop the skills needed to effectively use your telescopic rod, increasing your chances of landing that memorable catch.
Matilda has always been interested in the way things work - how they're made, how they run, and how they can be improved. She's spent her career working in the automotive industry, where she's gained experience in engineering and product development.When she's not at work, Meaghan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves going on road trips, trying out new restaurants, and exploring new parts of the country.