Welcome to Karl’s Fishing 101! Here you’ll find everything you need to get started in the sport of fishing. Getting into a new hobby might seem overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered. Our team has sourced the need to know the information to get you fishing. From fundamental skills to selecting the right gear, this is the spot.
Learn how to set up a rod, master lure selection, learn knots and rigs, and of course, the dos and don’ts of fishing. You’ll be walking the walk and talking the talk when we’re done with you. More than anything, we’ll help you get out on the water and enjoy the great outdoors on your own. Now, let’s get started on your journey to becoming a better angler.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
You might be asking the question: What gear do I need for fishing? Well, ol' Karl has got you covered. Learn how to pick the essential fishing gear that will get started on your journey. Each section explains the basics, from Hard Baits to Spinning Reels—quick and easy, so that you get on the water faster. Let's dive in:
The Guide to Bait & Tackle
Learn the differences between hard baits, soft baits, spinnerbaits, & more.
Rods & Reels Basics
Learn the differences between spinning & casting.
The Common Differences in Fishing Line
Monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided.
Helpful Tools That Every Beginner Should Consider
From fishing nets, pliers and more.
Ready to learn about the fishing skills every angler should know? Right this way. Karl will cover all the fundamentals you need for fun and fishing. Let's get it started!
How to Setup Your Rod and Reel
Learn how to select and set-up the right fishing tackle for your adventure.
Learn how to tie the essential knots to get you started fishing.
How to Cast
Discover how to position your body to nail the right cast.
Hooking & Reeling Guide
Find out how to correctly hook and rig soft plastic baits popular for bass fishing.
How to Remove a Fishing Hook
Discover how to remove a fishing hook without harming the fish.