Beginners for fly fishing usually have a different “control” over their rods. This is what happens and is expected from novice fly fishers as fly fishing rods aren’t easy to use right away. If there is anything that a newbie should avoid during the first few times of fishing, it is the wrong way of using a fishing rod.
It is not entirely an incorrect way how to use fishing rods. It is just not exactly how it should be since the needed muscles and force aren’t exerted this way. When you use a fishing rod using your thumb on top of the rod handle; this position doesn’t allow you to take advantage of the force and strength that your hand is capable of because your wrist is in tension.
The proper way of how to use fishing rods is when you don’t feel any tension in your wrist between the rod and your arm. Make sure that the body of the rod handle should be well placed in between your thumb and palm. The base of the handle should just be a little well outside the palm; while your thumb should be situated on top of the rod which is directly opposite the fly reel. The index finger, at this point, should be positioned ahead of your thumb always. Just try to imagine that you are accepting a piece of paper from somebody who is directly using it over to you. The most important indication for you to look out for which tells whether your rod-handling grip is the correct one is when you don’t feel any sort of tension – at all.
Still think that you are not using the fly rod the proper way? Think of it this way; your arm is an extension of the fly rod – seriously. When you start to feel for the rod and what it actually can deliver in effect to the water and the fish, you start to feel a sense of accomplishment. Also, keep your arms up high, overhead. This gives you better control in terms of pulling and tugging motion necessary when you have a catch.
Steps to Fishing Rod uses Maintenance
1. Rinsing the fishing rod is an important part of cane maintenance. This step may seem a little painful, but in reality, it only takes a few minutes. Saltwater fishing is a fact, with salt residues as a problem in your bar. However, many freshwater fishermen do not realize that algae in the water can also damage their cane. By rinsing the bar with clean, cool water, you can remove dirt and debris that can bind to guides and gaps. If the stem is a little dirtier than you can rinse, try using a small, soft brush to get the deposits. Do not forget to dry with a cloth.
2. Check your cork handles. It’s amazing how many fishermen treat their guides and empty spaces with care, forgetting this essential piece of the bar. The use of a mild dish soap and a plastic sponge will keep the cork handle in good condition and help prevent corrosion caused by dirt, water and other elements.
3. Another way of damaging the stems is most often when setting up boats or vehicles. However, guides can break or warp. Transporting the wrapped stems can also show that the blanks can rub excessively and are exposed to other damage, such as breaks or cuts. Of course, the best way to avoid this problem is to carry your fishing rod in a protective case, a sheath or simply to transport them separately.
4. I must admit that this step was the most difficult to follow. Storing a fishing rod with the hook or lure is an improper method of holding the rod. Guides can really get hooks and have bursts, cracks or even breaks.
5. One of the oldest ways to care for your fishing rod is at the end of your fishing season. No matter what time of year, just when to store your bars for a long time. When this happens, you have to loosen the seat of the spool. By releasing this pressure, you can avoid problems with adjusting the reel seat and the reel foot.
6. Avoid the possibility of developing a permanent arc in the bar, releasing any tension that might be under the fishing line.
7.Proper storage of your fishing rod is the most important. After all, if it is not stored properly, your stem will be exposed to many occasions that could damage or break your stem. It would be best to keep your bars stored vertically and vertically. Look for some type of rod frame for this. The goal is to support the bars at both ends. Also, try to place them against a solid surface, such as a wall or cabinet, so that they do not show an abnormal “curve” during storage of the stems.