A Guide to Fishing Rods
So I hear that you want to try and catch yourself some fish. Well here’s what you need to do, find yourself a stick, sharpen the end of it and then get yourself to the nearest lake and start poking.
What’s that? It’s not the Neolithic Age? Oh… Well in that case, you’re going to need yourself a good solid fishing rod. The best fishing rods are not going to be the same for everyone, nor for every method of fishing.
You need to find the right one for you and the right one for the specific fishing style that you are interested in. So let’s look at a few different types:
Different Types of Fishing Rods
Bass Fishing Rods
If you are like the hundreds of thousands of other fishermen out there who have got the bass fishing bug, then you’re going to want a rod that’s suited to catching those fellas. There’s a few important aspects to consider.
What You Should Know About Bass Rods
Bass fishing rods don’t need to be particularly long or particularly heavy. Some bass can get pretty big but it’s never going to be massively demanding for the rod so you shouldn’t sacrifice any performance or control in favour of larger equipment.
The best course of action would be to use either a spinning rod or a baitcasting rod. You can get light versions of both of these and they are beginner-friendly and easy to control which makes them perfect for bass.
Telescopic Fishing Rods
Telescopic fishing rods are designed to be incredibly easy to transport. As you may have guessed from the name, they operate like a telescope. Not in the sense that you can use it to spot fish from far away, but in the sense that they fold into themselves.
What You Should Know About Telescopic Rods
The most important thing to note about these is that they are not designed for performance, they’re designed for convenience. The selling point is that you can shorten the rod and carry it around with very little hassle.
So these aren’t going to be particularly useful if you are hunting for something bigger like catfish or musky, but they are great for things like lure fishing. And they are just so very practical.
Catfish are more than just morally questionable folk who pretend to be others online, they are also one of the most popular catches for fishermen. And they’re tough cookies too so you need a good rod.
What You Should Know About Catfish Rods
Not only can catfish get very big, but they’re aggressive too, and they will fight tooth and nail to not end up being reeled in by you. And your rod needs to be up to this challenge if you want to catch one.
You will need one that has medium-heavy power, a strong grip capability and you should only consider rods that are made from either fiberglass or graphite. No other material will stand a chance.
There are many different types of fish out there and the most effective kind of rod will vary from species to species. But there’s so many different types that if you know what you’re looking for you shouldn’t struggle to find the right rod for you.