Leila Gomez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:55:52
For example, are you planning to catch freshwater or saltwater fish? Freshwater fishing is done in the interior of the country, at locations such as lakes, rivers, ponds and streams, whereas saltwater fishing is done along the coast or out on the ocean. Different rods suit difference conditions. If youre starting out, buy something at a reasonable price, and only spend the bigger dollars when you have some experience and you know you want to keep fishing. It might be worth asking a friend whos an experienced angler to go rod shopping with you, to make sure you find a rod thats comfortable and appropriate for your fishing needs. Otherwise, spend some time chatting with the staff at your local fishing store. They have a lot of experience in rod selection, and are sure to be able to help you find a fishing thats perfect for your needs.
Lets walk through a brief example: Pick up the exact two casting rods from a local retailer, place the same reel on each of the two rods, and then place them into their respective "optimum" parabolic shapes by pulling the tips using the line. Now, note where the fishing line touches the blank and note the tip twist (or torque). If they were the same, the line will touch at the same points and the twist (or hopefully, lack of twist) would be equivalent as well. Now cast. Distance and accuracy should be equivalent, however, in every case, this will never happen with an "off-the-shelf" fishing rod because they are manufactured using guide placements in the exact same spot of every blank being constructed (i.e., they are not made of homogenous or equivalent materials and will never be the same). Currently, I know of no company that mass-produces and also takes the time to individually tune every guide under both a static and dynamic load prior to wrapping guides... both of which are required to achieve optimum guide placement and ultimately rod performance (not to mention a few critical requirements that are never performed before guide placement... such as splining, balancing of the handle system, tuning guide systems, etc.). Dont get me wrong, there are companies that take the time to complete a step or two of the overall process, but there are none that perform all of the required steps. A professional custom builder strives to ensure that component integration is accomplished to elicit the very best performance from each fishing rod. If a customer takes the time to identify and choose those premium components that compliment their angling style, technique, and specifications... then you can rest assured that the custom builder works to ensure their finished sport-fishing equipment performs the way they expected it to... and then some.
Custom builders are those individuals who learned the "art" of fishing rod construction and have refined the process of engineering the anglers preferred equipment from individual components. Though they do not run industry-sized rod-making machines and normally do not fabricate the individual components, they do have an intimate knowledge of what "works"... and for "what reasons," as well as what does not when it comes to building a custom fishing rod. More importantly, the custom builder is a "master" of ensuring those various components are configured in such a way to derive maximum performance from the finished fishing rod: sensitivity, durability, action, power, comfort, and yes, aesthetics. They also have the "time" from start to finish (i.e., "right the first time") to truly attain maximum performance. Another important consideration of the custom rod-building company is that of technique or application specialization for their products. For instance, the custom builder is able to accurately meet the exacting technical specifications and requirements set forth by an angler whereas an OTS fishing rod is a "what you see is what you get" product.
A custom fishing rod says many things about its owner. It marks the person as an angler who takes his or her sport seriously. It also says that one places quality and craftsmanship at the top of their list and appreciates the best; demonstrating not just pride of ownership for the individual angler, but more importantly pride of performance in their equipment. In the game of fishing, sensitivity and confidence are the name of the game and that fishing rod is the primary instrument that provides both. When it comes to enhancing this sense, the only two things that have any effect on it is the line youre using and the rod you are holding.