Home » Recreation and Sports

Fishing Supplies - The Basics

Sep 2, 2008
Fishing is a pastime that allows you to both relax and enjoy nature simultaneously. But if you want to fish and actually catch some, you should know the equipment you need to do it properly. You may be delightfully surprised at how little equipment you actually need.

If you are new to fishing you could feel pressured into buying supplies that are not necessary. Some of the large fishing supplies shops are guilty of over-selling to beginners.

After all if you have never been fishing it is easy to buy everything you think you need. To prevent this from happening to you, below is a list of the basics that you truly need to enjoy your trip.

* Hooks. Hooks come in many sizes and shapes and they are required every time you cast out. The hook is what you place your bait on and what the fish bite to be caught. You will need a large supply of these inexpensive items as you may use and lose plenty each time you fish.

* Rigs. These are used to catch different species of fish.

* Sinkers. The purpose of a sinker is to drop the bait to the bottom of the water quickly and keep it there. Without sinkers the bait would float on top of the water rather than reaching the depth where the fish swim; you would not get any bites.

To purchase the correct sinkers you need to decide what kind of fishing you are going to be doing. There is no point in getting one that is very light if you are fishing in waters with both a strong current and depth; otherwise you will find that it drifts far too much.

* Bobbers. These are also known as floats. Floats are used to alert you when a fish is on your line and tugging it by taking the bait. Floats come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and weights. Some people like to make their own floats when they believe they can construct more effective ones. A float that is too large will warn the fish you are there; one that is too small will drift away.

* Swivels. These are used to allow your lure to turn. This prevents your line from becoming tangled. Swivels are available in multiple sizes to suit your needs.

* Personal needs. Always remember to wrap up warmly on cooler days and take some food, water, sun screen, and first aid supplies for yourself and others.

Apart from your tackle box and bait, these are pretty much all you need to begin fishing. Obviously the more advanced you become, the more you will want to add to your core equipment. However, you can add as you go and do not need to spend a fortune on basic fishing supplies.

If you start with these basics, you can have a great fishing trip without the need for too many gadgets and equipment that a shop may try to sell you as a beginner. When you do opt for additional items, resist the temptation to purchase more than you need for your skill level and fishing style.
About the Author
For great fishing trip information, please visit www.fishing-trip-adventures.com, a popular site providing insights concerning how to maximize your fishing adventures , salmon fishing and more!
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 200
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources