How Fishing Rods are Made

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 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:

➣ Trapping

➣ Angling

➣ Netting

➣ Hand gathering

➣ Spearfishing

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:

  • Weight
  • Material
  • Length

Before an angler chooses the kind of line to use, he must think of some factors like:

✓ Knot strength

✓ Breaking strength




✓Abrasion resistance

✓ Stretch

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:

  • Insects
  • Baitfish
  • Nightcrawlers
  • Plastic Bait
  • Electronic lures
  • 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:

    • Color
    • Flash
    • Movement
    • Vibrations

    How fishing rods are made actually.

    Here are very specific features that a good fishing rod needs are manufactured with they are:

    ∆ Line weight

    ∆ Power

    ∆ Number of pieces

    ∆ Lure weight

    ∆ Action

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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.

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    2. Power

    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.

    5. Action

    How overall rod responds to curving together with the swiftness of the fishing rod gets to normal curving. Actions
    are described a:

    • Medium
    • Slow
    • Fast
    • Medium-fast

    The rod’s construction material and method determine the rod’s action. However, sometimes some manufacturers may consider the power value and the action.

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    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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