Simply screw it into the wall of your fish house, somewhere out of the way but right over the top of your hole and lower the line. The flexible neck holds it steady yet allows you to adjust it all over the place. Comes with a quick-release bracket and easy-crank reel. It rattles like a chinese baby-toy and the best part is that it cranks up one foot of line per turn. Just rig it up with some tip-up line and a 3 foot fluorocarbon leader.