Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:11:51
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.
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."
Quality is by far the biggest difference between a custom and OTS fishing rod. A company that mass-produces needs to create the largest profit margin and unfortunately, some (not all) manufacturers also cut corners on components. Blanks and guides are not tested to determine the optimum positioning (nor can they mate a particular reel and line combination to them); instead, an average spacing is determined despite the fact that no two fishing rods (even within a production run) are exactly the same. A professional, custom builder ensures that both static (for stress distribution) and dynamic (for best casting performance) testing occurs.
Do you really think the pro-anglers are fishing the Classic and winning tournaments with factory-made fishing rods? Or that other sportsmen/women use "off-the-shelf" sporting equipment in their professions? No way. Whether a professional angler or professional sportsman/woman, you can rest assured the gear and equipment theyre using to compete at the highest levels of competition is not only specialized, but handcrafted, tuned, custom-fit, balanced, and leveraging the very best premium components that technology can muster. So, technology in the fishing industry, especially the fishing rod business, is truly "the mistress" - that fishing rod might "look" like its store-bought, but its been crafted by a custom builder to ensure maximum performance and therefore, that fishing rod is custom and hand-tuned... handcrafted to fit precise, specific, and extreme angling requirements.