Published at Friday, 20 April 2018. Fishing Rod. By Georgina Veronika.
Action: Affects your casting distance and accuracy also relating to the lure or bait you need and the strength of the reel that should be used. The smaller the fish the lighter the action needed while the heavier the fish the heavier the action. An action may be slow medium fast or a combination (e.g. medium-fast.). An extra fast action rod bends just at the tip. A fast action bends in the last quarter of the rod. A moderate-fast action rod bends over the last third. A moderate action rod bends over the last half. A slow action rod bends all the way into the handle.
Action determines how much control you have over the fish. The faster the action the more pressure you can put on the fish. The power is your rod weight so deciding the type of fish you want to catch will determine the power you need for your rod.
Power: Rods may be classified as ultra-light light medium-light medium medium-heavy heavy ultra-heavy or other similar combinations. Ultra-light rods are suitable for catching small bait fish and also pan fish or situations where rod responsiveness is critical. Ultra-Heavy rods are used in deep sea fishing surf fishing or for heavy fish by weight.
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