Beginner Guide To Fishing V2 – Updated for October!

So the first thing that you have to know about fishing is that it has one of the most amount of random doodads and other kinds of things. As such, it can be hard to start up, particularly those that don’t have anyone that will teach them the right materials and the right way to do the things in the fishing world. Regardless, this is where we come in. So what you have to basically know about fishing is a couple of things at first. The most important one would be the fishing rod itself, of course. The quality of the fishing rod will determine the enjoyment you will get out of fishing. You don’t want to be fishing and then get a big catch only to have it slip away or worse – your rod breaking while you’re catching it. Definitely not a fun time.

This is why I recommend getting an excellent fishing rod right from the start. Some of the best fishing rods can be found if you google best fishing rod on google. Then, after you proceed to read those reviews all you have to do is find the rod that you want and proceed to buy it from your retailer of choice. Bass pro shops is a great retailer I found and it can have some pretty great sales at times especially on black friday. But I digress, there’s no need to worry about sales right now, just worry about getting a quality rod that can last you for a long time.

Next Up… Bait!

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After you have found the rod that you need, you would next need some kind of bait for the fishes. There are many different kinds of bait for different kinds of fishes as different fishes prey on different kinds of prey. Also different colors and sizes attract different fish. If you’re trying to catch a little fish I’m not so sure that having a shark sized bait would do you any good. Similarly, if you attempt to catch something gigantic don’t get a small bait as that will most likely not even interest the fish that you are trying to catch right now.

Another important thing that you are going to require before you start fishing is terminal tackle. Terminal tackle is basically that red and white little bobbing thing that floats your bait so that the bait won’t sink taking you with it. I kid, I kid, but seriously, the terminal tackle is an important thing to have if you even consider yourself any sort of fishermen. Ok, if you catch fish with a spear like our ancestors once did I would understand but for all other purposes , you need a terminal tackle. I used to sell tackle back in my day but then I have decided to move my business otherwise and am now working on something that I enjoy doing quite a lot more. What it is is not something that I want to reveal to you at this point in time but I’ll definitely mention it sometime soon on this website. Your best bet is to keep visiting the site and trying to find anything new that will get posted here.

Next up is the hat. Of course, you can’t be a fisherman without a fisherman’s hat just like you can’t be a hunter without hunting boots. Indeed, it’s the clothes and accessories that make the fishermen, not skill itself. But sarcasm aside, a hat will do wonders for you if you’re out in the sun for many hours without much luck. Which is a common thing for those new to fishing as you learn the ropes in and out until you finally know what to do. Even the best fishermen experience bad days and everyone always has room to grow. Old people not as much as the new memory retention center in the hippocampus is pretty downregulated by the time that you reach 60 or 70, but they can still make new memories. The process where you can’t make new memories is called anterograde amnesia and it is a condition where people remember their past but can’t remember anything new that has happened to them. It sucks a lot but I’d have to say that Alzheimer’s probably sucks a whole lot more.

Finally, when the damn fish bites, start reeling in that bad boy. Take your time but don’t go too slow. You need to learn the proper speed at which you should do it in case that you goof up and let it go. Try to keep the revolutions at a rate of about 10 to 17 revolutions per minute if you are reeling in something that is 2-5 kg and about 20-32 if you are reeling in anything that is less. I know it is confusing at first but after a couple of uses you will fully understand the technique and what to do.

That’s It Folks!

If you got any question feel free to ask me. Hope to see you next time!

What Is Fishing Tackle?

Ah yes, the age old question. A lot of people seem to wonder as to what the tackles themselves mean, whether they have anything to do with tackling like in rugby, what is the difference between this and bait and much more. Well to start off, a tackle is typically a piece of a random piece of equipment that is very commonly used by a wide variety of fishermen when they are usually out on a fishing excursion of some sort. That is the basic premise of a tackle and not exactly the most thorough one even though I’ll go in depth more later on.

The standard of what can be successfully considered a fishing tackle and what is considered some bull shit you buy at a dollar store is somewhat blurred in between. Pretty much any piece of equipment and or gear that is used for fishing can be called a fishing tackle. This means that:

  1. A dead worm
  2. Your grandma’s knitting kit
  3. Rat’s brains
  4. Dollarshop sh-tuff
  5. Deer intestines
  6. Bull’s feces
  7. Eagle’s eyeballs

Are all considered to be fishing tackle which is quite baffling if you ask me personally. I’m not too sure why the definition is so vague but I suppose you can’t really change shit that has existed for quite a minute now in various speakings of hunters alike.

The term itself has come from 1398 AD. That’s so far back I don’t even know what AD is. After death? No idea son, I got no idea. But I do know that that is pretty far back. That shit was before even world war 2 happened. Even world war 1 already was not in the planning stages.  But then again, who plans world wars?

Anyway, this thing is so old that even Atlantis was alive. Yes, Atlantis, the country of the seas, the crème of the crop, the most advanced civilization that has ever lived. Did you know that they had working toilets? That blows my mind dude.

 

Anyway, I digress, back to the tackles. A common one is hook, line and sinker. The hook attaches to the line that attaches to the piece of object and attaches to the sinker. The sinker is the part of the tackle that sinks and as such it is important to realize the importance of the sinker itself as it is quite the bad boy. But the line is the most important one. I guess you can say your fishing livelihood is at line without a good line. As it goes, a pun is worth 1000 words but a picture is worth a little bit more. And that is the philosophy of the Kingmeister.

 

Some of the standard nylon monofilament lines that have been created in the labs of jfonline have found a lot of things out that are pretty interesting to be honest with you. For example, they have many copolymers of fluorocarbon and if there’s anything I remember from chemistry class (and that is a pretty rare thing too) it’s that fluorine explodes and kills everyone. How it is used in lines is beyond me, maybe you combust the fish? I suppose that way the fish won’t move, after all after you’ve had your brains blasted out by a fluorine bomb you can’t really swim that well.

 

I love the sinkers the most though. You got these lead sinkers which are pretty heavy and sink when put in water. Which is a good thing because if your sinker floats then it’s a floater (not like the floaters in your eye, those are just parasitic worms living inside of you – sorry to break the truth to you).

 

Anyway, I hope this answers your question of what a tackle is. If you have any more questions feel free to contact me and holla. I’ll be waiting outside of your window. Look behind you now.

Types of Fish That You Can Catch

When you’re out fishing you’re likely to catch many types of fish. Here I have compiled some of the most common ones that you can catch. Without further ado, here they are:

  1. Arctic Char – it is quite a symbolic figure of the arctic and it is debatably one of the most if not the most exotic fish that you can catch. Just make sure to take a picture of one before you gobble it down.
  2. Arctic Grayling – alternatively called the sailfish of the north, this fish right here is very well treasured for its super aggressive aerial actions as it can fly up into the sky and rain down upon anyone trying to enjoy it as their dinner.
  3. Black Crappie – this fish is far from crap, it is actually one of the biggest reasons that the anglers have come to start fishing as it gives out precious caviar which is hard to get. Of course, not at the level of black caviar but caviar nonetheless.
  4. Brook Trout – the trout right here is super solid and you can use a variety of different ways to catch it like fly fishing or even ice fishing. Another favorite of mine.
  5. Brown Bullhead – this fish is nothing special and that is exactly where its specialty lies. Almost everyone will encounter it at some point in their lives which makes it one of the most common catches that a fisher on an angler will see in their lifetime.
  6. Brown Trout – the trout is usually colored in a nice shade of diarrhea to leaky stool which is what gives it its name. It is quite challenging to catch like the toilet is when you accidentally drank a bottle of laxatives thanks to your pranking “friend” who you will get back shortly. May or may not be what I do.
  7. Burbot – now here’s a fish. This one is a pain in the behind to catch and requires a lot of effort to get. It gets a name of being the least likely that you will take it home but if you do catch it you get an angling award since it’s such a pain to actually catch.
  8. Channel Catfish – this fish is no joke. It’s like a tinder date that you get. In the pics it looks super solid, beautiful with the right curves in the right places, and the right weight and size. But once you see it in person you find out that your whole thing was just a simple lie. And then you get depressed but are too tired to stay and too tired to leave so you just wait awkwardly for a date. That’s why I recommend to just find a nice packed bar and tell her to come over and if you see her being overweight by a solid 50 pounds and hideous then you run away stealthily just like in the game metal gear solid 5. BTW, that’s one of the most fantastic games that I have played just for you information.

In conclusion, these are the most common fishes that you will usually catch. There are obviously a lot more but I might write a part 2 for this if enough people want it. But for now, if you guys have any questions feel free to contact me. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Things to Pack While Out On a Hunt

You never want to on a hunting excursion or any kind of fishing trip without the proper gear. That’s a common mistake that a lot of beginners make and some intermediates too, I’m sad to say. Now here’s a comprehensive list of things that you need to pack in order to make your hunting excursion much more efficient and hassle free. After all a lot of us are just fishing for fun and how can you have fun when you’re sitting there suffering from your mistakes or are making your life harder by not having the right gear? Without further ado, here’s what you need:

 

  1. Fishing rod. I know I shouldn’t be saying this but you can get so caught up in your trip that you might forget the most important thing to bring. A fishing rod is an important tool to bring as it allows you to catch the fish the proper way. I suppose you can go and start spear fishing, which is also very interesting and a brand new novel experience that you and your family can enjoy as you go back to your roots. But most likely you’re here to find some nice fishes and for that you’re going to need to bring a fishing rod with you as otherwise you won’t really catch anything, if much at all.

 

  1. Umbrella. An umbrella is a highly versatile tool. If you went out on a fishing trip and sat there for hours on end, you’d most likely get a sunburn unless you bring a sunscreen out. But more on that in the next point, for now let’s focus on umbrellas. Umbrellas are also very good at keeping the winds at bay in case it gets windy. You can easily just simply tilt it to prevent a gush of wind disturbing your peace.

Another benefit of umbrellas is that they also offer protection against rain and drizzle. If you go out on your trip and are trying to not get wet, I’d highly recommend that you invest in an umbrella. You can get those beach umbrellas as they tend to do a fairly good job against the sunshine and the rain. Even if it is hailing, these umbrellas can potentially shield you , although I do find it odd to carry a beach umbrella into an icy lake or something, you’re much better off just bringing warmer clothes with yourself.

  1. Sunscreen. If you’re out fishing, you’re likely just sitting there not moving much for hours on end. And how can you do that and expect to not get nasty sunburn at the end of the day? This I s where sunscreens come in. The sunscreen is highly beneficial to your health and tries to aim with one that has SPF of 50. A fun fact is that any sunscreen that are over SPF 50 work pretty much identically as the ones who are SPF 50 as that’s the highest benefit that a single sunscreen can give you.

 

Conclusion

That concludes this post about the gear that you have to pack. I plan on writing a part 2 to this as there is truly quite a lot of gear that you can pack with you on a fishing trip or a hunting trip and I wouldn’t want to make you miss anything that is important. I’ll probably get the article up sometime next week. That’s all for today folks, and I hope you all beautiful people have a fantastic and glories day!

More Gear to Pack

Alright, now we’re back at it again and this time we will cover more things that you should bring with you. Since the first article got so many hits, we figured a new one was in order. So without further ado, here are more things that you should pack while out on a hunt:

  1. Sunglasses

It can get pretty sunny if you’re out in the field and your vision is one of the most important things that you have in order to find your prey. After all, how many world class hunters and fishers have you seen that are blind?

This is why I recommend having a solid pair of sunglasses. Not just a pair, but a solid pair as it is likely to fall off or get damaged and you can’t afford the luxury of getting a new pair of Gucci’s every time they break (unless you can in which case great job on having an amazing bank account and I’d appreciate if you can donate a couple of dollars to me).

  1. Pants

Unless you’re going out hunting in your underwear and boots, getting a solid pair of pants is very important in terms of overall comfort levels of your hunting excursion. My recommendation is to go with tactical pants as that offer the best kinds of support and many good brands have many additional features that you can use. For example, the 5.11 line features a keychain holder which will no doubt come in useful when you are going to be planning to chain your keys sometime in the near future. The important thing here to realize is that you can never have too many features as the more the better, like my grandpa used to say.

You can also get those new 2016 pants that have scent hiding capabilities if you’re hunting deer cause deer have an amazing sense of smell (somehow as good as my dog’s) so they’ll sniff you our from far away. Funny story, my friend was taking an ant seizure medication and a side effect of that is involuntary fecal excretion. So basically, he shit his pants. The worst part was that we couldn’t’ find any deer for a 100 km radius around us and called it a day.

  1. Entertainment

Let’s face it, most of the time the hunt itself isn’t all that interesting. You can wait there for hours and hours and get nowhere. This is why I recommend to bring some form of entertainment with yourself as to not be completely bored during the trip. I usually carry my trusty old Gameboy but you can bring in a 3DS if you’re more advanced. Favorite games are deer hunter 2016 and Mario. I know, no need to comment here.

That brings us to the end of the more things to pack. Hope that this comes in handy to you and if you have any 1uestions always feel free to ask us. See you next week!

Beginner’s Guide to Fishing

Ah yes, you’ve decided to embark on the fine craft of fishing. Fishing is a great activity to do if you’re bored and are not looking to do too much movement. Or any at all for that matter. Fishing is like chilling with your friends at a bar and just having fun. Especially if the day is nice, you can put on some nice lounge instrumental hits and just ponder life and your goals. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a fish!

Part 1: The Rod

The rod is imperative to have for fishing as without you can’t really fish. Well to be honest, you can fish but with spears instead. To be honest, fishing spears are pretty fun to use, much more manly to fish with than the normal fishing lines in my honest opinion. I have tried it once and it was a pretty cool experience. Granted, my hand to eye coordination was worse than Michael J. Fox on a trampoline but I still got 1 fish from my 4 hour excursion.

Some good rods are those made by Amazon or DeGrant’s. I particularly love the DeGrant rods as they offer support like no other rod.

The rods are made up of 3 to 4 parts usually. There the male bottom that penetrates deep into the female middle. The male end of the middle also goes balls in into the top female slot. Depending on how much you’ve used your fishing rod, it might be tight to put it in at first but then it loosens up. You can always use a little lubricant to make things a little smoother.

 

Part 2: The Line

The line is another important piece of the fishing rod. You can say that without a proper and well-made line, your fishing career will be on a line. Ha, back to the line, my favorite are the carbon fiber and nylon wires as they tend to provide the strongest and most versatile and elastic support when it comes to fishing.

The way that you hook the line is simple, you find the holes in the rod, and then you insert the long and strong line into it multiple times, in and out to make sure it fits in properly. It’s pretty small and doesn’t have much girth so you can easily slide it in. Once it’s in, you can proceed to hook the lure onto it.

 

Part 3: The Knot

You thought we’re going straight to the lure? Not so fast, first we have to tie the line and then we can proceed so to say.

My favorite kind of knot I learned back in my boy scout days and that is the good ol’  hempshire reverse ez breezy knot.  So what you gotta do is firstly put the knot into a straight line. Then you put one end into the other and tie a circle. After you tie the circle you twist it at the sides and make a y shape. The opening in the y allows you to put a 3rd line into it from the back, backside attack if you will. Then, as the foreign new and thick rope enters the backside, you clasp onto it tightly with the first rope. And ta-da!

Part 4: The Lure

And finally, you just put the lure onto it. Make sure it’s tight but not too tight cause you might have to remove it later when you’re having a slow fish day or your lure is cheap and the fishes don’t like it.

Conclusion:

And so, you have learned how to use a fishing rod. How do you feel? It’s a lot to grasp at once so make sure you read through it multiple times.  Anyway, if you want more information just contact me and I’ll try to answer all of your questions. Joseph out!