Contemporary fishing rods do not resemble the primitive cane poles of yesterday and they can easily retrieve the fish caught with the aid of a reel on the rod.
Let’s dive right in.
Taking a Closer Look at Fishing Rods
Some rods sport sophisticated movable shafts that can move except for the handle and can make it easier to catch a struggling fish caught on a snare bait.
Basic Design of Fishing Rods
The basic design of a fishing rod has remained unchanged. It is thick at the handle (bottom) and tapered and thinner at the tip to make it flexible and provide for handling stability.
Fishing rods are normally 6 to 16 feet (2 to 5m) long and have variable tolerances to handle fishing activity stressors. The length of the pole determines the withstanding power of a rod and also dictates the angling rod’s performance.
One of the smallest and less sophisticated fishing rods are the Cane poles. They have a basic fly line attached to it and are either made of bamboo or other flexible materials. A cane pole lacks a reel used for casting or for retrieving a baited fish.
Spinning rods are normally used for fish like trout, walleye and bass. They are also good for catching any heavyweight or lightweight fish. Measuring 5 to 7 feet (1.5 and 2.5m) long, they are the most popular rods at present.
Being very flexible and stress resistant they are widely used in bass fishing competitions.
To prevent line tangles during unfolding of folded lines they accommodate bigger and tougher fly lines.
For heavy catches around 180 to 200 feet under the ocean’s surface the jigging rods are the best. Being made of fine, solid material they are heavy and can catch fish even in alternating currents.
Often erratic undersea currents disturb the fishing line and consequently the lure.
So to avoid this disturbance the fishing lines of jigging rods are made long and heavy. Such fishing rods are best suited for halibut and cod that normally dwell deep in the sea.
You should now have some idea as to what kinds of fishing rods are best suited to your needs and the fish you want to catch. So get out there and go after that sought after catch!
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