The Right Rod for You!
It is very
important when you decided to get that first rod, or if you?re a tournament pro
buying your 100th rod, to buy the rod that best fits your preference
and the type of fishing you will be doing. The rod is the backbone of your
gear, and choosing the right one will increase your success on the water.
thing you should do is really take into account how often you fish, and the
area you will be fishing. If you are someone that just started fishing, it isn?t
imperative to buy a very expensive rod. Buying an entry level rod will allow
you to find the techniques you love, and depending on whether you use spinner
or casting set up, buying an entry level rod will allow you to find which one
you like the best and how to use it, before spending mega bucks. Those who fish
on a regular basis, or are tournament pros will buy more expensive rods, and
probably one piece, this is because they are more sensitive and durable for the
most part. If you have trouble transporting one piece rods, you can buy
multi-section rods. Advances in rod construction have made many high end
multi-sectional rods nearly as good as one piece.
also decide which type of water you will be fishing, Salt or freshwater.
Although there are some rods that will work for both, it is better to buy a rod
suited for the specific type of fishing that your targeting. With the advancement
of rod building, the industry has come out with rods that are designated for different
applications. If you decide to use a rod outside of its intended application,
take caution. The rod may not perform like it should, or even fail completely.
So if you decide to use it, don`t muscle fish in, and play them like you would
normally. The best thing, buy a rod that is suited for your target area.
decide if you want a spinning or casting set up. This is usually determined by
the fish you will be targeting. Most bass anglers enjoy using a casting rod for
its precision, but some cannot resist a light weight spinning rod with light
test. The fight is unreal, and it really challenges your abilities as an
angler. In the end it all comes down to what you want, but always take into
consideration line weight, line visibility, and sensitively, as they all play a
major factor when choosing the right rod.
want to find a rod based on sensitivity, power and technique. Choosing your
stick should match the way you enjoy to fish. If you like using lures, finding
a rod that is comfortable casting all day is best. If you enjoy finesse
fishing, a graphite rod may be your choice as they are usually faster, stiffer,
and more sensitive. Most rods are made from graphite or fiberglass, or in some
cases carbon fiber. With rod technology being re-evaluated and enhanced for
current fishing demand, rods are becoming lighter and lighter, and stronger and
stronger, giving the angler the advantage while on the water. Finding the right
amounts of power, sensitivity and action is paramount to your decision in
choosing a rod.
So when you
decide to go and buy your first rod, or add to your arsenal, take into account
the following tips I have provided. You will buy the right rod, and you will
land the big fish. A stick with the right sensitivity, power, action, and
weight will help make you the angler your hoping to become.