How to properly attach a spinnerbait

A fishing expedition is a beautiful experience, and for a fisherman, it is important to
exploit every opportunity you get in catching the highest amount of fish
possible. Fishing is not only a fun thing to do but also a hobby for many
people. In maximizing the catch, both technique and appropriate fishing
equipment are highly needed. Most of the fishing baits available only catch
regular fish which leaves most of the predator fish, like bass, lingering
freely around the water. For the sake of fishing some of the predator fish like
bass, a spinnerbait is most appropriate for the job. A spinnerbait is a fishing
bait made up of a hook attached to the end, attractive (golden and silver like)
blades, and frilled skirt. The bait works by luring the fish to it and is known
for catching fish by spinning like a struggling fish. It comes with different
colors that mimic the color of varying fish a bass or the like would consume.

The spinnerbait is a fan bait to catch fish, and every fisherman should have it in
their arsenal. The problem with most fishermen is they lack enough confidence
in using spinnerbaits and end up losing a lot. This occurrence might be caused
by the lack of technical information on how to use the spinnerbait which makes
it difficult for a fisherman to purchased one. Another thing is that you will
most likely have to be very patient at first before you start making a catch.
In this article, we aim at offering the relevant information on how to work a
spinnerbait to give you enough information for you to set out and start

How to set-up a spinnerbait

To link a spinnerbait, you need some accessories that come in handy in the process that
involves trimming and trying to make sure you have all the essentials at hand.

  • A spinnerbait

The spinnerbait is the most vital accessory because the whole process revolves

around it. The spinnerbaits are available in many different colors and sizes;
the choice is yours to decide which one to pick.

  • Fishing line

It can be challenging to tie spinnerbait to the fishing line, but it is an essential
component for fishing and acts as the link between the fishing rod and the

  • Fishing rod

The fishing rod is the most common component in any fishing activity. Fishing rods come in
various sizes, weight, and material depending on how it suits the fisherman.
While fishing for bass, go for a long but light fishing rod.

  • Pliers

The pliers are an essential accessory in creating the knot that ties the spinnerbait to
the line neatly and flawlessly. Instead of using scissors that mostly are
unable to cut the fishing line, pliers are recommended.

Step-by-Step Instructions on attaching your spinnerbait

This process is not that difficult, and with a few practices under your belt, you will do it
to perfection.

Step 1: Attach the Spinnerbait to the Line

In starting the process, the fishing line and the spinnerbait should be attached. To
achieve this, pass a few inches of string through the eye of the spinnerbait.
Make sure you maintain a five to six inch range of line through the eye and
then tie it in a clinch.

Step 2: Wrap the end of the Line

After passing the line through the eye of the spinnerbait and tying it in a clinch,
wrap the end of the line to the main line around 6-7 times for the firmness of
the bait. Make sure to form the wrap the line closer to the eye of the

Step 3: Trim any Excess line

Once you have tied multiple loops of fishing line to the spinnerbait, there may be some
strand of string left on the spinnerbait. Fasten the string tightly in such a
way that even if a strong fish is caught, it will not rescue itself from the
spinnerbait. Use the pliers to cut that excess string of line and leave it smooth.

Step 4: Tighten the line to the spinnerbait

With the help of monofilament, wrap the eye of the spinnerbait to give it a firmer grip
and also glue the line. It is essential because it lets you open the eye after
all the fishing.

Step 5: Attach the line to the Rod

After you have fastened the line with the spinnerbait, it is time that you attach the
line to the rod. Do this firmly and make sure it steady enough to lift any size
of fish from the water.

Step 6: Lubricate the Knot

For the better performance of the bait, lubricate the knot to make it better for use in
the water. When it’s done, try reeling the line several times to ensure that it
moves smoothly in the water.

Step 7: Countercheck

After you are assured that every step has been completed appropriately, make sure you
check everything once more and make all the necessary adjustments if there are
any. Fasten all the parts that need fastening and start the real fishing.

Step 8: Start Fishing

To use the spinnerbait effectively, cast it around 50-75 yards in the water for the best
possible achievement. Then start spinning it and changing speeds from time to
time, and changing the presentation by moving your wrist back and forth to make
it seem to the bass that the spinnerbait is a weak fish that needs immediate

The process of fishing using the spinnerbait is more of a technical process, and this is
where most of the fishermen quit out of impatience. The fish will not come in
an instant until you want until you learn the craft of fishing properly. If you
have a problem catching diversified fish species, the spinnerbait might be your
halfway ticket to achieving your goal. Have fun fishing and make sure you teach
this method with others.

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