Noelle Guerra Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:41:48
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.
Although it is true that most manufacturers today do produce some great high quality products, you simply cannot ignore the fact that they are made with the average angler in mind. Do you know who the average angler is? I sure dont! Taking a look at all of my friend who fish, not one of us is similar in size, casting style, or grip preference to name just a few variables. Yet, the manufacturers would want us to believe that each of their off-the-shelf products will match our angling styles and us perfectly. When you decide to fish a custom-built rod you are adding another dimension to your sport and enjoyment. There is nothing quite like the thrill of making perfect casts, hooking and landing a fish on a honed surgical tool that has been handcrafted for you. You dont have to depend upon whether some individual was having a good day at the factory or not when they wrapped the guides on your fishing rod, if they chose the best pieces of cork for the handle systems grip, if the time was taken to ensure that the components were placed on the rod for optimum performance, and that the best quality components were used.
Medium action rods are good for general purpose and will develop a slower more comfortable style of casting. Because the action generates power over the top half of the rod it follows that the cast will have a deeper loop to it, giving more control over matters. It will keep the leader and flies away from the lower part of the line as it is being cast, so things arent as likely to get all tangled up mid cast. This is a much easier and more comfortable fishing style and I would recommend it for the beginner. Finally, slow or progressive action rods develop their power over nearly the entire length of the rod. This makes for a very slow and lazy cast which cannot be hurried. This will suit short distance fishing with a floating line, where accuracy is more important than distance. They are ideal for the small trout stream where presentation to a feeding fish is all about accuracy and stealth and you are doing little more than laying the line onto the water.
Recently, this new fishing lure has stormed not only the fishing scene, ranging from the avid recreational angler to bass fishing tournament pro circuits, but the fishing industry as well. So what is this "magic" fishing lure and how has it changed the way we think about fishing? The now infamous "Alabama Rig"- a simple spinner-bait-like fishing rig that provides multiple lures simultaneously to would-be game-fish. Some will argue that the Alabama Rig is just a modification of an old, very well know saltwater tool, the Umbrella Rig. Though,for the most part, true, however, the application is new to most fresh water anglers.