Shawna Farrell Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:21:46
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.
Historically, the AFTM system was developed to create a uniform method of describing the basic characteristics of a fly line. The most important element of a fly line is its mass, or more simply its weight. In order for lines to perform well with your rod and reel they should have the same weight as any other line you use with that equipment so that each line interacts with the rest of your fishing gear in the same way. It should not matter whether the line is designed to float, sink or something in between, it should still weigh the same as any other line you want to use with that particular rod. This is really important when trying to match the fly line with the fishing rod. So, the heart of the matter is the actual weight of the line. This was originally measured in grains - which is the smallest standard unit of weight and is determined as the average weight of a grain of corn. There are 7000 grains to the pound avoirdupois. The avoirdupois weight system of pounds and ounces is the one we all recognise and which was virtually universal before the advent of the metric system based on the gram. There is another weight system using the pound weight, called the troy system but that is now only used to weigh precious stones and metals, although it was once the common weight system in some countries.
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.
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.