Shawna Farrell Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:07:57
Ultimately, choice is a personal decision, but knowing how to make selections can save you money even if you spend more than you originally planned. This is simply because if you dont get what will do the job right or dont get a quality product, youll just have to make another purchase a lot sooner. The casual angler will probably get along just fine with production fishing rods. The more serious the angler becomes about the art and sport of fishing, the more demanding and targeted his or her needs become in terms of equipment and performance. The serious angler will appreciate the benefits of a custom-crafted-rod for its optimum performance, targeted action for specific needs, superior construction, durability, and aesthetic appeal. These are the reasons many have become custom builders and the reasons why their products are becoming more and more popular. In my humble opinion, as an avid angler, there is no better choice of equipment than that of a custom fishing rod. Heres simple rationale on why to choose custom versus the OTS, mass-produced fishing rod:
For example, are you planning to catch freshwater or saltwater fish? Freshwater fishing is done in the interior of the country, at locations such as lakes, rivers, ponds and streams, whereas saltwater fishing is done along the coast or out on the ocean. Different rods suit difference conditions. If youre starting out, buy something at a reasonable price, and only spend the bigger dollars when you have some experience and you know you want to keep fishing. It might be worth asking a friend whos an experienced angler to go rod shopping with you, to make sure you find a rod thats comfortable and appropriate for your fishing needs. Otherwise, spend some time chatting with the staff at your local fishing store. They have a lot of experience in rod selection, and are sure to be able to help you find a fishing thats perfect for your needs.
Now that you know that the core of custom rod-building is the unique selection, customization, design, quality, comfort, aesthetics, performance, and assembly of components into a finished angling "system-of-systems, lets discuss "cost." A common myth is that a "more expensive fishing rod means its better." This statement is disproved with every anglers design that a custom rod builder creates, at reasonable prices compared to similar competitors or the misleading quality of the mass-produced "off-the-shelf variant." Custom builders provide competitive cost advantages by building their fishing rods "one at a time," rendering obsolete the need for exhaustive inventory, labor costs, and material waste. This permits excess capital for the use of top quality components and materials. Additionally, custom builders routinely do not require capital investment and expenditure for overhead business expenses such as: advertising, showrooms, galleries, etc. Another advantage of "one at a time" builds is that high-end components equate to non-corrosive, scratch resistant, and a more durable final product thereby eliminating the need for reinforcing materials, additional assembly processes, and warranty repair.
The type of reels you prefer to use will also determine the type of fishing rods you need. If your choice reel is a casting reel, then you will need a casting rod. If you are going to use a spinning reel, then you will need to have a spinning rod. The significance here is that the reel seat is on the underside of the rod and likewise with the ferrules or line guides. Maybe fly fishing is your favorite, then a good fly fishing rod is going to be needed. Rods made of bamboo make good fly rods. Fly rods are also chosen according to the weight of the line that you want to use. A fly rod with a smaller number such as three will only throw a very light fly and cast a short distance. One with a higher number assignment, such as an 11, will throw a much heavier fly and cast further.