Fishing in the earlier days was mainly used for food. In the modern time, this activity is for both food and leisure. Commercial fishing is now done in many countries for food while families are doing subsistent fishing for food. People fishing for leisure and recreation
use rods, hooks, reel, line, and attach a bait. There are very many disparate types of baits. Some prefer going for big game fishing in deeper waters to catch large fish like marlin, tuna, and sharks. Some like the shallow water fishing like the trout tickling and the noodling.
Having said that, most people who prefer fishing as their leisure activity are not aware of the different types of the fishing rods and how they are made. This article is a nugget of knowledge that will transform your fishing adventures.
Fishing for sport and leisure
Fishing for sport and leisure depends on certain things:
➣ The fishing area
➣ The fish species you are targeting
➣ The angler strategies you will use.
➣ The resources you are having at your disposal
The commonly used techniques in recreational fishing are that determine how the fishing rods are actually made are:
➣ Hand gathering
However, a fishing rod is what many on leisure use. The rod is equipped with the:
1. Fishing line- an angling cord that should consider issues like:
Before an angler chooses the kind of line to use, he must think of some factors like:
✓ Knot strength
✓ Breaking strength
2. A hook-this is the device used to actually catch fish in the mouth or the body.
3. Reel –a device resembling a cylinder joined with the fishing rod for stowing and winding the line.
4. Bait-is a substance attached at the end of the hook or in a fish trap used to attract the fish. Some baits that have been used throughout history are:
5. Lure-this is an artificial kind of bait used for that same purpose with the natural baits. It attracts the attention of the fish by using:
How fishing rods are made actually.
Here are very specific features that a good fishing rod needs are manufactured with they are:
∆ Line weight
∆ Number of pieces
∆ Lure weight
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1. Line weight
The fishing line or fly rod should carry this weight. It is an important component of every rod. The
range that a rod should carry is the rod’s overall weight. The tensile force
that is exerted before the line parts are the weight that is expressed in
Flyweight comes in a numbers series from 1 to twelve. This number series expresses the weights that
a line can carry. For example, 7wt, which represent a given weigh in grams.
Every weight indicated takes the specific weight in grams that appear I the
first 30 feet of the line. This model is according to the American Fishing
Tackle Manufacturing Association. A fly line of 6wt in the first 30 feet need
to have 152-168 grains. The standard weight should be roughly 160 grains.
Line weight may be lesser or greater. This may change the rod’s power or action. However, line weight
should not exceed the specifications otherwise, the rod will break just by the
line parts. On the other hand, when the line weight goes below the
specifications and recommended rate, the line junctions can disintegrate
prematurely because the rod cannot make a strong bend and flex strongly enough
to support a big fish.
This is the rod weight or power value.
It helps you to determine the kind of fish
you are going for .i.e.
o Size of fish
o Type of fish
o Type of fishing
o The species of fish
For the small fish, the ultralight power rod can be used. Where rod responsiveness is required, this power rod can be
preferred. Deep-sea fishing and for heavy fish catching, the ultra-heavy rods
will be necessary. These rods can also be used for surf fishing.
Any can be trapped by all power line, however, no fun when using an ultra-heavy power rod for a panfish.
3. Number of pieces
Many people prefer the fishing rods made of one piece from handle to the line start. They are more natural than those with
many pieces are. The challenge is that the pieces cannot be disintegrated and
separated for transporting purposes. You will have to carry the long rod
everywhere. The most common are two-piece.
4. Lure weight
This is the hook weight designated to carry. Every rod is made to carry particular mass which is shown in terms of ounces.
How overall rod responds to curving together with the swiftness of the fishing rod gets to normal curving. Actions
are described a:
The rod’s construction material and method determine the rod’s action. However, sometimes some manufacturers may consider the power value and the action.
Types of rods
They are classified according to the nature of their material, type, size, and type of fishing. This affects the nature how fishing rods are made actually.
a. Spinning rods
Products of carbon. The handle made of PVC foam. The length between to 8.5 feet. They are made of graphite or at times fiberglass. They have a handle PVC foam. Its length is between 5 to 8.5 feet.
b. Spin casting and the bait casting rods.
Their length, material, and design are actually the same as spinning rods. They are known as boat rods or the conventional rod. Its diameter is, however, smaller than the spinning rod.
c. Fly rods
It is a flexible but thin rod made to use an artificial fly that can be joined with foam, fur, feathers, and lightweight materials. Later split bamboo, green hart, or yew was originally used to make these rods. Today most of flying rods are made of fiberglass, graphite, or boron.
d. Ice fishing rods
Short spinning rods with a length between 24 to 36 inches. These rods are commonly used in ice-covered rivers, lakes, ponds.
There are many types of the fishing rods that have been designed by manufacturers to make fishing more enjoyable and accomplishing. Just chose the kind that is more suitable for you. I will depend on the actual type of the fish in your waters, the type of water whether shallow or deep or even the effectiveness.
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Robert is a professional fisherman and his hobby is fishing! He has been fishing for the last 15+ years. Based on his experiences with different types of fishing equipment, he has decided to share his opinion about various fishing accessories so that beginners can get started the right away. Enjoy reading!