Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:02:02
A fishing rod is the heart of your tackle. There is an unlimited number of fishing rods to choose from but there are ways to narrow down the selection without having that overwhelming feeling of-where do I begin? Having the right rods for your style of fishing will be sure to increase the success of your outings. The frequency in which you fish, what species of fish you are fishing for and the environment you are fishing in, all play important roles in choosing the proper rods. There are multi section rods or collapsible rods, telescoping rods and single piece rods. If you fish on a regular basis and normally close to home, then single piece fishing rods will normally be your best choice. Single piece rods are normally more sensitive and more durable then the others. If you have to travel further to fish and you cant easily fit a single piece rod in your vehicle, then a multi piece or telescoping rods may be your best choice. Although, these types of rods arent as sensitive as a single piece rod. Multi piece rods may also be a good choice for the beginner or one who doesnt fish often. These fishing rods are easier to transport and as a beginner, the sensitivity may not be as much of a factor as it would be to the seasoned angler.
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.
It is important when rigging the bait to keep the baits as close together as possible without getting them tangled, unless of course you intend to "spread out" your particular presentation of schooling bait-fish or shad. Some anglers use the Alabama Rig as their "search" bait much like a spinner-bait is used to seek out schooling or suspended fish in open water while other anglers prefer to aim their rig at precise targets. They will fan-cast to points, piles, humps, and other aquatic cover in a technique similar to that of using a crank-bait. Still, other anglers will cast shallow, varying depth with their rig to where they believe the fish are hunkered down. A common presentation technique for this innovative tackle design is to cast out, count the amount of time it takes to reach bottom, and then retrieve. If a fish doesnt strike the baits, then subtract a second from your count on the next drop-down to depth and retrieve. Repeat until either you catch a fish or conclude that you have covered that particular column and area of water. This tactic works well on deep drop-off points and submerged mounds or humps. Also, when fishing swim baits or jigs on your A-Rig, you can vary the weight of the jig heads to make it sink faster or slower as well as changing the retrieve speed to either sustain or descend your school of bait-fish in the water column. Ultimately, your presentation will depend on the where you believe the fish to be located and thus, how deep, shallow, slow, or fast you want to fish.
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."