Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:03:29
At Cajun Custom Rods, we build only the finest hand-tailored, custom fishing rods that are as unique as the anglers who fish them. We cater to the performance, aesthetic, and design specifications of novice, avid recreational, and the tournament fishermen who wants and appreciates only the very best in a hand-crafted, custom-fit, and one-of-a-kind custom fishing rod. Whether youre looking for a bass fishing rod or an inshore fishing rod, both available in spinning or casting fishing rod designs, your custom rod design will leverage our experience and superior rod building standards to build the custom fishing rod of your dreams! Times are hard and folks are working twice as hard for less money, so when it comes to spending a hard-earned dollar and folks having discretionary income to spend on a fishing rod, well, were here to provide those folks with the piece of mind and confidence to trust their gear... building one performance custom fishing rod at a time.
Following this rule of thumb, the average trout fisherman approaching a stocked reservoir or lake should be looking for a rod around nine foot six inches or ten feet in length. Loch style fishing on such a reservoir is usually undertaken with a longer rod of eleven foot six inches. So the same venue can demand different rods with different qualities depending on how you want to catch your fish. The length is only part of the story. We need to find a way of identifying the power of the rod as well, which will give us a further insight into its best use. Equally important as the length of the rod is its power. Power is a relative assessment, comparing one rod against another. So we need a way to make this comparison of one rod with another. We can then decide the fly line that can be used with that rod and the reel needed to accommodate that line. Its like making sure all the pieces of the jigsaw fit. The standard way of describing this quality of power in a rod is by giving it an AFTM rating. That stands for American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association. This has long been accepted as the best way to ensure that you are matching rods, reels and lines for maximum effectiveness. Its a bit like making sure that you have the right tyres for your car and that you are using the right kind of fuel - it may work OK with something else but not at full potential. We need to understand this AFTM system if we are to make sure all the pieces of equipment, including the rod, work together.
Fly fishing rods are designed to fulfil particular requirements depending on the type of fishing you are doing, so its really important to ensure that you buy the right equipment from the outset. Its a waste of time, effort and money kitting yourself out with a small stream rod if you intend going after the monsters that may lurk in the depths of a big lake or reservoir. That may seem like an obvious statement - but its not quite as easy to get the right equipment as you might expect. Its all about length, strength and flexibility and knowing how these qualities meld together to give you just the right tool for the job. A fly fishing rod needs to do several jobs. Firstly it must cast the line, which requires strength and spring so that it can act like a catapult to shoot the line great distance when needed - or very accurately and gently when thats the order of the day. Secondly it must retrieve the line, which requires sensitivity so you can feel the line as it is recovered and know when a fish takes the fly. Thirdly it must fight the fish, which requires the ability to cushion the leader and soak up the shocks as the fish runs and jumps. Finally it must be transportable, which means that it must be capable of being manufactured in sections which come together to act as a whole when assembled.
The rod handle is also important when choosing a fishing rod. The handle can be composed of materials such as cork, foam and wood. It should feel comfortable in your hand, and at the same time, be firm enough to feel the sensitivity of the fishing rod. You also want to make sure that the grip of the handle wont be susceptible to your hands slipping off when they are wet. You definitely dont want to throw your rod out into the deep water. That would not be good unless you just dont want to use that rod again. If you plan on flicking a top water bait, you are going to want a short handle, comparable to a trigger handle. This will allow for more wrist action. If you plan on using lures such as crank baits, you are going to want a longer handle. These types of lures and similar, require more power when pulling the line. These handles should reach a spot somewhere between your wrist and elbow. If you are fishing in heavy cover, you will want a handle that reaches your elbow.