Sunday, 20 June 2021
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How To Spin Fish for Trout – Fishing Basics

I'm Gordon Edwards, Fisheries Biologist with Wyoming Game and Fish out of the Sheridan region, and I'm here to talk about how easy it is to get into spin fishing for trout You really don't need much to do that, just a medium light action spinning rod, some line, some snap swivels, and some lures

It also helps to have something to unhook your fish like a pair of forceps, pretty cheap and inexpensive, maybe some clippers, but you can do it pretty inexpensively and you don't even have to carry much with you This I literally just pulled out of my bag It's just a small tackle box with a few spinners in it and a few snap swivels that I just keep in here and keep in my pocket to replace anything that I lose or if I want to try something of a different color It's handy to have a net so you can land your fish quickly especially when water temperatures are warmer and get them unhooked and released and that's literally all you need What I have here for spin fishing for trout, an important thing you want is a snap swivel

It avoids a lot of line twist and it gives the spoon or spinner that you're going to use, like this lil Jakes's lure right here, really good action There are a variety of knots Two of the common ones that work really well are the improved cinch knot and also the trilene knot I tend to use the trilene knot pretty frequently, and with that knot you want to go through the eye, this will be kind of hard to see, twice, holding the little loop that you just made open and then wrap the line around about three to four times the uh the leader part like that, if you can see that, and then just put that through both loops It's also important to wet that knot before you cinch it down so that the line slides together

I usually just lick it and then just pull it tight like that That's the trilene knot and then you can clip off the end with your handy little clippers and then that snap swivel you just attach it right on the eye of your lure that you're intending to use and you're ready to go Just like that and then that free spins on here like this so that it doesn't twist your line and then you'll avoid a lot of rat's nests in your reel I hope you found this video helpful and to watch more fishing videos, click the link on your screen

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