Considerations for choosing the right fishing rod for angler enthusiasts

If you are beginning to get into fishing, then you need to keep in mind that selecting the right tools for the job decides how successful you can be at it. If you are looking to catch a trophy fish, then you will need the right fishing rod with the perfect length, material, power, and action.  

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The following post is all about the finer details of the fly fishing rods that you need to keep in mind before you start fishing for the trophy catch. So, without further ado, let us have a look at all the aspects and considerations.

The components of a fishing rod

The following are the major components of a fishing rod.

The handle

Handles are usually made of EVM foam or cork. You are looking for a durable and comfortable grip, so make sure to test out a few before selecting one. Longer handles are preferred if you are looking to cast long. There are various other types like the split grip or the pistol grip, and it all depends on your personal preferences.

The reel seat

If you move along the rod, you will find the reel seat where the reel is rigged. When you are looking to choose a fishing reel, you need to consider the tightness of the rear seat so that the line doesn’t wobble when you are fishing.

About the blank and the guides

The shaft of the rod is called the blank, and along with the blank, you can find the guides which allow the threading of the fishing lines through it for better control. Guides can be made from plastic, ceramic, or metal. Keep in mind that when the guides are facing the ground, you have a spinning style rod, and for casting style rods, the guides face upwards.

Choosing the rod length

The rod length determines the casting ability. So, keep the feature in mind the next time you are looking for a fishing rod. Shorter lengths allow you to combat your catch, whereas the longer rods will enable you to cast deeper and further into the lake or the river.

About the type of material

Fishing rods can be made of graphite or fiberglass. Graphite rods are the choice of the pros since they have better rigidity and fighting power. Graphite rods are high on sensitivity as well, which allows you to gauge the picking of a fish better. However, keep in mind that fiberglass options are much more durable than the graphite rods.

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Types of fishing rods

There are two major types of fishing rods, and these are as follows.

Casting rods

These come with guides on top, which allows you to place the cast better with higher accuracy and precision. These are the best for fishing in deeper waters or heavier fishes.

The spinning rods

These are meant to house spinning reels and are predominantly used for fishing lighter species and are perfect for the beginners.

So, the next time you visit a shop for fishing rods, keep this guide handy to select the right one.


Author: Giovanni Carlo

I am a koi fish keeper and breeder a husband of beautiful wife Maybel and beautiful daughter May Carl I have been in fish keeping hobby for over 35 years. Like many kids in the 80's We catch fish in the rivers and canals and kept it in the "pasong" local visayan name for pond. or a large mayo bottle since We don't have aquariums yet on that time. decades later their is a small petshop open in my place and that starts me from buying aquarium and fishes that are sold in the pet store decades later start growing goldfish and koi fish until today.

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