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The art of fishing fundamentals are quite easy to learn. Like anything in life you must start with fundamentals. Everything from the proper stance to casting accurately. One of the most important things to learn is always be alert of you surroundings as you wouldn’t want to fall in the water or get hurt while enjoying one of the finest forms of relaxation in the world.
I find that fishing with a friend is quite nice especially when the friend is more of an avid fisherman. He can teach you many fundamentals that you are lacking. Fishing buddies are nice to have as company so you don’t get so bored at times of inactive fish. He can show you all of his tackle and rods and reels and how to tie hooks and lures.
He can also show you how to tie different rigs and placement of you weights on you line plus if you lucky he can tell you about the one that got away. You know it was a monster fish. I always say a say of fishing without learning something is a day of fishing wasted! So the art of fishing fundamentals is important.
I suggest practice casting oh say in the backyard or going to an open field somewhere and placing targets on the ground at different distances to work on you accuracy. Make sure you place them in an open area and scatter them left to right. The art of fishing fundamentals comes into play again.
Try to cast at different stances to see which one suits you the best. You can practice what I call overhand and then try side armed casting. They will both come in handy in various situations. While you are out there you can also experiment with you different types of weights and various weights of you lead.
I always recommend watching fishing shows and videos on various kinds of television or online sites. They can be quite useful in you learning the art of fishing fundamentals.
Don’t make it so serious as a professional would, just remember you out there to have fun and relax. I always suggest starting out with low priced but good gear, The basic stuff to start with as you might for some crazy reason not like fishing at all after you try it. There are many learners outfits and accessories. You have to check with the experts on you different types of lures used for different types of fish.
A good quality lure is the best but you might want to go with cheaper ones at first. your will want to learn about the different types for different fish plus learn what colors to use on different kinds of skies, whether it is clear skies or cloudy skies.
One piece of equipment you might consider is a fish finder/ sonar device to help you locate the area of fish and their size and how a good deal of might be in a certain area.
They also are good for sizing the fish in the area you are in and the approximate number of fish are around you. It is like having eyes under water without getting wet. So make sure you have you net ready to get that big one.
Rods and reels are fishing fundamentals as seen in the following image
Rods and reels are essential to you catching you quota of fish, whatever specie you desire. Again Personally I would start with something basic and a comfortable size for you body size and stature, not to big and certainly not too small for you to handle comfortably.
Rods are sized by many factors including size of fish you are after, the type of waters you will;ll be fishing in, the type of water i.e., saltwater or freshwater. I particularly like open-faced reels as compared to bait casting reels.
It’s probably more important to by a better reel than to worry about the rod as a beginner. It is all about what suits you best.
I prefer open-faced reels as I like being able to see my line and what shape its in. I also use closed faced or bait casters. Personally I would like to go deep sea fishing again as it was very enjoyable seeing all the large fish out there even if you do not catch anything. The equipment is a lot different and a lot bigger. A good thing to do is charter a boat with a guide who knows the waters and can lend his expertise in you adventure.
For all you catfish fisherman I want to tell you It is one of my biggest thrills to land a catfish. A really big fish is always more impressive to me and others. You don’t catch the big fish just anywhere though. It might take some scouting or if you lucky enough you might know someone who doesn’t mind sharing the proverbial spot known as a honey hole. Catfish bait is important also.
Landing a lot of nice fish
The art of fishing fundamentals will land a lot of fish as seen here
When it is all said and done who wouldn’t want to be able to enjoy the relaxation of it all and enjoy eating you catch after a nice day fishing. The pride and enjoyment of it all makes me want to go enjoy it right now. Grab a pole and Let’s go.
Speaking of poles (rods) you may want to fish with more than one once you become more experienced. I like to use at least two rods and that way it might increase you odds of catching one. There are many styles and sizes so make sure you have what is comfortable for you. Many people think that more than two rods is too many. That is a personal choice. I use three sometimes with different types of bait.
One rod would be baited with say live minnows while the other may be baited with a night crawler (worm) while the third rod will be my lure fishing rod. At night Personally I would use a dark colored lure and daytime bright skies
Personally I would use a light color with maybe some silver on it, again it depends on what kind of fish you are after. I do a lot of night fishing for catfish using various kinds of bait and lures but mostly chicken livers and night crawlers. As seen below the worm is a valuable part of fishing fundamentals.
The use of bells on the tip of you rod is a good idea to alert you to a nibble on you bait. Again that depends on how dark you area is or how well you remembered to bring lanterns. Also, the bells alert you if you do other chores or helping you buddy.
You might be making a snack and all of a sudden you bell starts ringing. Personally I want to catch that fish and eat later maybe eat the fish ringing you bell. Let us talk a little about hooks and hook size. always use the size hook appropriate with the size of the bait you are using. Then you can cook them up.