Noelle Guerra Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:40:31
If youre seeking better performance from your equipment, and ultimately, your overall experience while out on the water, then this is where a custom rod builder can really help you out. A fishing rod is tuned for performance in much the same way an automobile is tuned for driving comfort and performance... or the way a golf club is tuned to suit your personal style and physical size. Blank selection, length, guide selection, guide spacing, guide location, handle construction and reel seat choice are only a few of the factors that must be considered when designing and crafting the perfect angling tool of your choice... made just for you, your quarry, your style, and your technique.
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.
The type of reels you prefer to use will also determine the type of fishing rods you need. If your choice reel is a casting reel, then you will need a casting rod. If you are going to use a spinning reel, then you will need to have a spinning rod. The significance here is that the reel seat is on the underside of the rod and likewise with the ferrules or line guides. Maybe fly fishing is your favorite, then a good fly fishing rod is going to be needed. Rods made of bamboo make good fly rods. Fly rods are also chosen according to the weight of the line that you want to use. A fly rod with a smaller number such as three will only throw a very light fly and cast a short distance. One with a higher number assignment, such as an 11, will throw a much heavier fly and cast further.
Another major factor in choosing the right rod is the action and taper. This relates to how much the fishing rods will flex or bend. Fast action rods will bend closer to the tip and slow action rods will bend over the whole length of the rods shaft. Medium action fishing rods will bend from the tip to the middle. The taper of the rod controls the action. A slower action rod will have a fast or short taper where as, faster action fishing rods will have a slow or long taper. Your hook setting power is directly affected by this. The hook setting power of a fast action tip is closer to the tip of the rod while the power of a moderate tip is more in the middle of the fishing rod. The amount of force needed to bend the rod is referred to as the power. This is mostly determined by the thickness and material that the fishing rods are made of. The power of the rod should complement the ratings of the line weight.