Fishing Hacks Petroleum Workers Should Know the Next Time on a Fishing Vacation

by Petroleum Institute .

Petroleum Economist

Going on vacation is something that everyone should consider doing at least once a year. It is a great opportunity for one to take a break from their daily schedules to recharge their batteries so that when they come back to work, they are refreshed. This same thing applies to those working in the petroleum industry, they too should take some time off their work to go on vacation. Work can be quite indulging and people can find themselves drifting away from their family and friends. One of the best ways of rectifying this is by going on something like a fishing vacation. That is the reason why in this article, we are going to discuss fishing hacks that everyone should know.

Get Rid of Fish Odor from Skin

Removing the odor from your hands after handling fish can seem like something that is impossible, even when you’re using soap and a scrub under running water. The trick of getting rid of the odor is to run the hands over stainless steel, whether it is a piece of cutlery, a sink, or any other stainless steel surface. There is a chemical reaction that occurs and removes the odor.

Prevent Rod Ends from Sticking Together

For portability and storage purposes, many rods are detachable, coming in many parts. The ends of these rods are referred to as ferrules, and in many instances, they tend to get stuck, making it hard to break down the rod. The perfect solution for this is to apply a thin coat of beeswax to the male ferrule and the two rod ends will easily slide apart.

Stop New Line from Tangling

It takes some time for a new line to form a memory so that it does not get off the reel every chance that it gets. One of the tricks to conform the reel is by running it under a tap of hot water for a minute or two, since this makes it to form a memory of the reel, taking care of tangles and twists in future.

Fishing Hacks Petroleum Workers Should Know the Next Time on a Fishing Vacation

Fishing Hacks Petroleum Workers Should Know the Next Time on a Fishing Vacation

Everything You Should Know About Purchasing a Fishing Reel

Having looked at some of the fishing tips that petroleum workers should take into account on their next fishing trip, we are now going to look at things you should know when purchasing a fishing reel, since fishing is not possible without the reel. With this, you can learn how to use fishing reel.

Types of Fishing Reels

  • Spinning Reel (fixed spool reel)
  • Spincasting Reel
  • Baitcasting Reels
  • The Fly Reel
  • Centerpin Reel
  • Underspin Reel
  • Anti-Reverse Reel

How to Spool a Spinning Reel

For starters, the size of the line must match the size of the reel. Spinning reels are different from bait casting reels due to the fact that spinning reels come with lighter lines. Below are some of the tips of spooling spinning reels.

  • Watch how the reel bail turns.
  • Turn the handle as if you were reeling in a fish.
  • Watch how the line is wound around your filler spool.
  • Tie the end of your reel spool using arbor knot or an uni-knot.
  • Start reeling the line to your spool, adding the new line to the reel. Passing the line between the fingers can increase the tension.
  • Monitor the line for twisting after a few rotations.
  • Continue filling the spool within 1/8 of an inch from the rim. The reel could come with a mark on the spool showing when it fills to the right level.
  • Under-filling the reel will mean shorter casts, while over-filling could absorb water to slip past the flange and cause backlash when casting. Cut the line off the filler spool when filled.


Going on that fishing trip is a lot easier if you know some fishing tips like the ones mentioned above. We even showed you some of the things to look at when buying a fishing reel to make it easier for you to get started.