Trout fishing has always been really popular. It's because trout is widely available fish and they are pretty tasty. But we are not here to give you a recipe to cook your trout. We are here to help you with the best way to set up fishing line for trout.
Setting up a rig for trout fishing is not that hard of a task. I know everyone says that and you are probably sick from hearing it. If you are a beginner don't worry you will be beneficial from this guide too.
3 Steps to Set Up Fishing Line for Trout:
Step 1: Setting Up a Trout Rig
What's a rig? The rig is what we fishermen call the whole fishing setup. It consists of your fishing rod, fishing reel, fish line, bobber, sinker, bait, etc. The basic bare minimum thing you are going to need is a fishing rod and reel.
It can get pricey if you want. But friendly tips, don't fall for those marketing gimmicks. You can get a pretty good fishing rod for less than 100$. Next up on your purchase list should be a fishing line. Normally a fishing line should come along with the fishing rod and fishing reel (if you are buying them as a pair).
But for some reason, if it doesn't then you need to purchase it separately from the market. We recommend 5-10lb fishing lines. Make sure there are no tangles or whatsoever on the fishing line.
You will also need a pair of hooks. The best size for trout fishing is 4-12 size hooks. Bobbers are optional but always recommended. You know what, just buy them. You will thank me later. If you are an absolute beginner then you must purchase a bobber. Sinkers do the opposite job of bobbers.
Where bobber is supposed to make your reel float, sinkers help your bait to sink down. If the water you are fishing at is to dip then you may need to attach sinkers on your fishing line. Last but not least Bait.
Bait is super important when it comes to any sort of fishing. Trout loves insects, fish eggs, minnows, and crawfish. You should turn any of them into your desired bait.
Step 2: Setting up the rig
All the necessary equipment for fishing will not come as fully assembled. You need to tie the end of the fishing line with the hook. You can simply tie it and forget it, but don't blame us when the fish runs with your hook. You should use Improved Clinch knot or Palomar Knot to make a strong bond with the bait and fishing line.
Now insert the other split end of the line through the slingshot and reel it in. Make sure to keep a 10-15cm distance from the hook. Next, you need to attach the bobber so your fishing line won't sink down.
It's important that the fishing line should run around the bobber.
Step 3: Setting up a fishing line
- Tie the fishing line on to the hook. Do it by grabbing the tip of the fishing line and loop it through the tiny hole on the hook. While you are still grabbing the end of the fishing line that is inside of the hook, twist that end of the line at least 9 times.
- After you twisted it for 9 times, loop it in again inside the hole of the hook. But not from the same side. This time hook it in from the opposite side.
- Pull the mainline (the bigger line) and snug twist it right.
- Cut off the excessive fishing line near the hook.
- Now follow the same step above to set up the bobber and other stuff.
See, that wasn't hard. I will stop pulling your leg, I sincerely hope that you were benefited from this guide. If so, then I will consider myself successful.