Noelle Guerra Fishing Rod December 29th, 2017 - 10:37:07
Choose a fishing rod that is "right-sized" for you - too heavy and youll be miserable on the water and sore the next day... too light and youll never get the results youre seeking (casting distance, accuracy, hook set leverage, control for fighting and landing the fish, etc.). Be prepared to have several Alabama Rig fishing rods on the deck of your boat - there is no panacea rig or A-rig rod that will work in every situation. A good rule of thumb is to plan for a heavier rig and rod set-up for deeper water/heavier lure presentations and one that is downsized for shallow water presentations. Invest in the "right-sized, right-performance" fishing equipment and tackle... youre fishing a fishing lure that costs upwards of $30 dollars, with braided line that will cost $30-40 dollars a spool, using an expensive spinning or bait-casting reel (maybe hundreds of dollars?)... so invest in the best performance fishing rod possible... and that will most likely be the fishing rod option that provides you the most confidence.
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.
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.
Do you get tired of having to tell the one that got away fishing stories? Would you rather be able to talk about your amazing day on the bank of a swiftly moving stream, a gnarled willow shading you as you pull in a big fish, your fishing rod straining the whole way. In the end, it could be your fishing rod that makes the difference - it can be the deciding factor in whether or not you land that fish. Fishing rods can be made from all sorts of different materials, including, fiberglass, graphite, steel, bamboo or wood. Fishing filament, or line, is threaded through the ferrules (eyes) located along the flexible rod. Theres a rod at the base of the pole, which the line winds onto, and the other end of the line has a barbed hook for attaching the bait. Once a fish takes the bait, you use a handle to reel in the line.