Shawna Farrell Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:39:11
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."
Whether fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped-bass, wipers, or other game-fish, the resemblance of shad or a school of bait-fish has placed the A-Rig in a class of lures that stands all by themselves. Before this innovation, species such as bass, have always received lure presentations of single lures: top water tackle, spinner-baits, crank-baits, swim baits, etc. For the first time in the freshwater angling world, multiple lure presentations are now available due to the simple, yet effective design of the American ingenuity provided in the Alabama Rig.
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.
For beginners and kids, fiberglass rods are a great choice. You can choose from a variety of lengths and flexibility. You can usually buy one at a reasonable price, and there are plenty of different types of rods available. Theyre quite resilient, and require very little maintenance, if any at all. If youre a little more experienced, though, you may prefer a graphite rod. These are extremely strong but still very lightweight. Graphite is generally considered the best of the basic rods. When youre starting out, its often simplest to buy a prepackaged rod and reel, and then you can move on to more sophisticated tackle when you gain some experienced. If you really dont know whether you will enjoy fishing, it might be a good idea to borrow a rod from a friend, rather than spending money on tackle that sits in the cupboard. A fishing rod needs to complement your style, if you want to become a skilled and successful angler. It acts as an extension of your arm, and is the backbone of your fishing tackle. However it doesnt have to be a big ordeal to choose the right rod. Ask yourself some basic questions, such as where and how often you plan to fish.