Kari Donovan Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:54:08
When times are tough, folks in the United States dont just sit back and rest on their laurels... they go fishing. When fishing is slow, those same Americans allow natural innovation and ingenuity to take hold of their thoughts and thats when those world-class ideas hit you "like a ton of bricks." Whether that anglers thoughts have wandered to "the next best boat cup holder," "a lure adjustment to get to the right depth or have the right wiggle, bobble, splash or other subdued action," or "just another technical approach on how that angler is going to fill the live well with their targeted game-fish"... it just happens. That same angler comes up with a new idea, approach, or technique that not only makes common sense... but fantastic fishing-sense! The newest fishing lure to hit the water, the Alabama Rig, is no different because to fish one just makes sense.
As you can see, there are quite a few factors involved in choosing the right fishing rods. The frequency in which you fish, what species you are fishing for and the environment you are fishing in. The type of reel you like using, the material the fishing rods are made of, the handle and the action all come into consideration. You will learn which types are best for you through a little experimenting. In the end, its all going to come down to personal preference, the specific factors that are important to you and the style of fishing you enjoy. I hope this article helps allow you to better understand the factors involved in choosing the right fishing rods. I hope your fishing experiences are as great as mine and Happy Fishing to All.
Historically, the AFTM system was developed to create a uniform method of describing the basic characteristics of a fly line. The most important element of a fly line is its mass, or more simply its weight. In order for lines to perform well with your rod and reel they should have the same weight as any other line you use with that equipment so that each line interacts with the rest of your fishing gear in the same way. It should not matter whether the line is designed to float, sink or something in between, it should still weigh the same as any other line you want to use with that particular rod. This is really important when trying to match the fly line with the fishing rod. So, the heart of the matter is the actual weight of the line. This was originally measured in grains - which is the smallest standard unit of weight and is determined as the average weight of a grain of corn. There are 7000 grains to the pound avoirdupois. The avoirdupois weight system of pounds and ounces is the one we all recognise and which was virtually universal before the advent of the metric system based on the gram. There is another weight system using the pound weight, called the troy system but that is now only used to weigh precious stones and metals, although it was once the common weight system in some countries.
Any angler serious about catching fish and who routinely invests hard-earned money (entry fees, travel expenses, maintenance, tackle, equipment, etc.) cannot afford to purchase fishing rods that are anything but the best. After all, when you are on the water, executing everything within your power to fill the live well, then it is paramount to take advantage of any opportunity available (i.e., control what you can). So, it only makes sense to leverage the very best technology and craftsmanship for your primary equipment, your fishing rod. Another advantage of not working at a large company, is that a custom builder is actually assembling and crafting your and only your custom fishing rod. So, in this example, focus does equate to quality of construction. Unlike the factory product, the custom option is built to accommodate your requirements and desires.