Shawna Farrell Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:03:57
True, there are not too many anglers who own custom fishing rods. Theres a simple reason for this: theyre not mass-produced and therefore not available to the public in general, or at least not to the point that an angler has the opportunity to make a retail purchase at their local tackle or fishing store. However, with the advent of improved technologies, and the availability to meet a myriad of new potential customers via the Internet, many more anglers are leveraging the opportunity to design and purchase their own customized fishing gear. Production fishing rods are typically designed and made for the average person with average skills and are manufactured using average components, all of which will provide reasonable performance. However, those who demand more from their fishing arsenal turn to custom rod builders to acquire that specific tool they require for the style of fishing they prefer and the performance they expect.
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.
Another great reason for choosing a custom-built rod is that you have so many choices of premium components! Perhaps you have found the an action that is suited for you, but youre not satisfied with the type of guides, the quality of cork, the thread wraps or perhaps you want to move up to a better quality reel seat. You dont have this type of choice unless you decide an opt for the custom choice. The overall properties of the "Off-The-Shelf (OTS)" fishing rod is extremely dependent on the components attached to the blank, and more importantly the process by which those components are attached to the blank. Thus, the number, type, and placement of guides; the wrapping; and the choice and placement of handle material/components totally affect the end use. When it comes to the overall quality and performance, we all know that not all fishing rods are created equal.
Regardless of your intended use, your decision will be based on your personal experience, as there is no "perfect" location to fish your Alabama Rig or tackle-specific set-up; there are just too many applications for the A-Rig to name them all, many of which have yet to be discovered by you. Just remember, no one fishes the way you fish, where you fish, has your technique, style, or knows your specific angling requirements. At Cajun Custom Rods, we assist anglers to design the performance, custom fishing rod of their dreams, for their specific fishing style and per their specifications. Once designed via our Build Your Rod webpage (you visually design your own performance, custom fishing rod), you can purchase your design and then we get to work, leveraging our rod-building experience to handcraft your customized, performance Alabama Rig fishing rod. At Cajun Custom Rods, we provide you the "freedom of choice" with over 5000 fishing rod components available for your next Alabama Rig custom fishing rod design. At Cajun Custom Rods, were serious about fishing and especially about fishing with the right performance custom fishing rod.