Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:06:06
Fast rods have the least flex (bendiness) and this stiffness means that the line comes away from the rod in a tight loop. Alternatively, a slow rod generates a great deal of bend as it casts and this will create a deep loop in the line. You can appreciate that a deep loop will have more of its surface area meeting the oncoming air as it is cast and this will slow it down very quickly. The higher the speed the greater the distance the line will be cast. Without boring you with the mechanics involved it is sufficient to say that the faster the rod the tighter will be the loop that is being generated and a tighter loop will cut through the air for a longer distance. Slower casts are shorter and can be more accurately positioned, ideal for casting to a rising fish on a small stream.
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.
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:
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.