You have decided that you want to start learning how to fish. There are several ways of learning, the hardest being trial and error. It would be best to find an instructor for one-on-one lessons.
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6 Steps to Learning How to Fish
1. Buy Seasickness Medication
As you begin learning how to fish you will quickly pick up on the fact that nothing is worse than ruining your fishing because of seasickness. Most seasickness medication e.g. Bonine would be fine.
Even seasoned fishermen are known to take some on rough days. Take one before you go to sleep, another when you wake up and a third one before you board.
2. Buy a Reference Book on Learning How to Fish
A lot of good books are available at local bookstores and online. In terms of learning how to fish the book should give you instructions as well as terms and definitions. Some things you may not immediately understand but you should know anyway.
Learn how to tie different kinds of knots. This knowledge will be invaluable when learning how to fish and for other purposes throughout your life.
3. Go to a Party
There are party boats that carry from fifteen to as many as sixty anglers. The boat makes learning how to fish easy by providing everything like bait, rod, reel, sinkers and hooks. They assist you in fishing and take the fish off the hook for you.
Mates will spot you and will generally stay close to assist you. Party boats will generally cost you $25 - $70 a day, and the fish are yours to keep. The party boat is a bargain for beginners learning how to fish.
4. Pick Your Pier
Assuming you have already acquired the skills to operate a rod and reel, you need to look for a fishing pier. The majority of coastal cities have one public pier or pay-to-fish pier which are great for learning how to fish.
You can rent tackle and buy bait at the piers. If you're having trouble, there are many pier anglers willing to help and give you tips.
5. Party or Pier for Learning How to Fish
You may want to do either step three or four or both at this point. The best thing to do is to do both several times when really learning how to fish.
6. The Reel Deal
The conventional reel is probably what you're using up to this point in your journey of learning how to fish. The conventional reel is designed for a lot of wear and tear. You may now want to consider other types and makes of reels.
Ideally you have met people and perhaps made a friend or two who can assist you in selecting a reel. You can even ask a tackle shop owner for tips. You need to understand the mechanics of the reel and the other equipment.
Learning how to fish involves getting to know casting techniques, tying knots and knowing what baits are best at certain times and places. In the end it is not that complicated. Secondly, you need to learn where to fish. Successful fishermen know where the fish are located. Fish move from place to place and knowledgeable anglers understand these patterns and are able to anticipate where the fish are located.
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