|Using a Fishing Rod
Rods are basically made from carbon. Plastic, composite carbon
combined with Kevlar, which is a kind of material that is bullet
proof, or just high carbon. Since the carbon's force and
strength in connection to its mass is light, making it strong
material that can allow thinner fabrication but still is able to
keep the span and length. A rod that is lighter evidently
handling will be easier, controlling it would be less tiring on
ones arms and reduces resistance to air giving one an easier
time accurately casting it, particularly on windy ways.
Rods come in silicon carbide, hard chrome or ceramic rings
having a function of letting the line pass through. These are
precisely used because of their smoothness having the function
to minimize friction when passing through the line and keep the
maximum strength. Silicon materials are a fact costly, so an
alternative is bring into play ceramic rings like Zircon which
when taken in to account, it is not as tough or as light, but is
much cost effective. Rings made of chrome are better, although
every season they require replacement, they do deliver excellent
job of line running. At least thirteen rings are needed from the
handle all through the tip, lesser near the handle, needing more
close to the tip. The line can fasten itself to the rod, if you
don't have enough rings.
When determining length of the rod, you want to take into
account exactly what kind of fishing you want. If you want far
out fishing, in that case choose a larger rod as this will offer
you better control when you are playing the fish. If you are
planning to go fishing in an area that is enclosed, you will
need a shorter rod. Normally, the safe rod size to choose is13ft
(3.9m). This is lengthy enough for a waggler but does not cast
out too far.
Handles are made from either cork or foam. Whichever you choose,
this is a matter of preference. Just try handling both materials
so you can have a good "feel" before buying it.
Action is the term used in describing how the rod will bend when
it is placed under the lot of strain and effort of a fighting
There are two types of tip on a rod, the hollow and spliced
tips. Hollow tips are good in catching carp, tench and chub
which have a progressive or developing action making it sharp
for quick bites, yet proficient enough to manage long distance
strikes. Spliced tips normally are normally spliced to the end
with two feet solid carbon. This rod is sharper so it is a good
pick for fast acting fish.
When choosing a rod, these questions will help you pick the
1. How frequent and where do you fish? Are you a beginner, a
weekend warrior, or a tournament pro? If you are just starting
out, you may need to budget and spend less money on your first
rod. Once you learn the techniques and once you have decided
that fishing is for you, that is the time to spend on more
2. Freshwater or Saltwater fish? While there are a few rods that
can be used for both fresh and saltwater fish, most rods are
made for a specific purpose and application.
3. Spinning or Casting? The species you that you choose to chase
will determine it.
4. Power, sensitivity, and your technique. The rod should match
the way you enjoy fishing. If you like to fish with lures, then
you should look for a rod that is comfortable enough to cast
frequently all day long.
About the author:
Jay is the web owner of http://www.fishing-in.net Fishing Lures, a website
that provides information and resources about fishing, tackle,
lures, and fishing trips. You can visit his website at:
http://www.fishing-in.net/Colorado Colorado Fishing
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