Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:52:23
The good news, smaller manufacturing companies, called custom rod builders exist. While many of these custom builders have the skill and talent to custom tailor to an anglers requirements, large manufacturers often lack the "attention to detail" to truly design and fabricate a fishing rod that is balanced, tuned, and ultimately the very best sport-fishing tool for the angler, leveraging the very best components, and at the "right" price. This simple fact in and of itself is the defining difference between a custom and a production fishing rod; the difference is ultimately the performance characteristics of the final product. Lets come back to this after weve identified exactly what a custom builder "is" and "does."
Smaller and fewer numbers of guides are often used to save a few cents. A two-cent savings adds up over a production run. Others use components that may look like their name-brand counterparts, but are of considerably less quality. When it comes to a custom fishing rod, you will always know the exact components because you select the components for the build. Additionally, a custom builder can assist you with your selection... again, an OTS manufacturer only provides you what "they want you to have (seems backwards, huh?)." Example: you go to dinner at a local restaurant and soon after sitting down at your assigned table, the waiter delivers your food... without asking your meal preference.
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.
Be wary of the number of guides, the guide set-up, and the guide spacing on your A-Rig rod; pay attention to the guide ring material (hardloy, alconite, and other light or thin ceramics as these choices tend to allow for a groove to form in the guide rings under line tension and while other inferior materials and ring design fail under dynamic loads created on this heavier tackle set-up); know how your fishing rod is designed, balanced, and tuned because every detail counts when working your Alabama Rig. Sure, theres certain to be a rush of rod manufacturers that will readily hand you over an "over-powered, over-priced, and under-performance" fishing rod which they claim will be just "perfect" for you and how you fish your Alabama Rig, but if youre spending the time and money to learn this new fishing technique then we ask the simple question, "Why wouldnt you want to use a fishing rod designed specifically for your individual technique, style, and is custom-fit to you?" A custom rod design will meet your individual specifications and guarantee your performance custom fishing rod for life!