Kari Donovan Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:28:20
True, there are not too many anglers who own custom fishing rods. Theres a simple reason for this: theyre not mass-produced and therefore not available to the public in general, or at least not to the point that an angler has the opportunity to make a retail purchase at their local tackle or fishing store. However, with the advent of improved technologies, and the availability to meet a myriad of new potential customers via the Internet, many more anglers are leveraging the opportunity to design and purchase their own customized fishing gear. Production fishing rods are typically designed and made for the average person with average skills and are manufactured using average components, all of which will provide reasonable performance. However, those who demand more from their fishing arsenal turn to custom rod builders to acquire that specific tool they require for the style of fishing they prefer and the performance they expect.
Choose a fishing rod that is "right-sized" for you - too heavy and youll be miserable on the water and sore the next day... too light and youll never get the results youre seeking (casting distance, accuracy, hook set leverage, control for fighting and landing the fish, etc.). Be prepared to have several Alabama Rig fishing rods on the deck of your boat - there is no panacea rig or A-rig rod that will work in every situation. A good rule of thumb is to plan for a heavier rig and rod set-up for deeper water/heavier lure presentations and one that is downsized for shallow water presentations. Invest in the "right-sized, right-performance" fishing equipment and tackle... youre fishing a fishing lure that costs upwards of $30 dollars, with braided line that will cost $30-40 dollars a spool, using an expensive spinning or bait-casting reel (maybe hundreds of dollars?)... so invest in the best performance fishing rod possible... and that will most likely be the fishing rod option that provides you the most confidence.
For beginners and kids, fiberglass rods are a great choice. You can choose from a variety of lengths and flexibility. You can usually buy one at a reasonable price, and there are plenty of different types of rods available. Theyre quite resilient, and require very little maintenance, if any at all. If youre a little more experienced, though, you may prefer a graphite rod. These are extremely strong but still very lightweight. Graphite is generally considered the best of the basic rods. When youre starting out, its often simplest to buy a prepackaged rod and reel, and then you can move on to more sophisticated tackle when you gain some experienced. If you really dont know whether you will enjoy fishing, it might be a good idea to borrow a rod from a friend, rather than spending money on tackle that sits in the cupboard. A fishing rod needs to complement your style, if you want to become a skilled and successful angler. It acts as an extension of your arm, and is the backbone of your fishing tackle. However it doesnt have to be a big ordeal to choose the right rod. Ask yourself some basic questions, such as where and how often you plan to fish.
So does a custom fishing rod help you to catch more fish than one manufactured and sold OTS? Absolutely. First, if you have confidence in your equipment then that confidence will be displayed in your choices while on the water. If you know that your fishing rod has been built right, that fact alone will give you the edge youre seeking. Further, when built properly, it will be optimized for your casting style, and the components will have been placed in such a way that will experience a far greater degree of accuracy as well as much better fish fighting ability. Once the fish are hooked, a well-built custom rod can provide tremendous advantages in fighting the fish and can help you control it better. This of course means less break offs and more landed fish! Not only will you catch more fish with a custom rod, your angling pleasure will certainly be heightened every moment you are on the water!