Published at Thursday, 19 April 2018. Fishing Rod. By Kristina Ruf.
Also a knife for cutting the line a multi-tool for various small tasks and a well-organized tackle box should be on your list as well. You may also make good use of a stringer to keep the fish fresh while you continue to fish.
Saltwater Surfcasting: When searching for your saltwater rod consider the length power and action you need. Longer rods cast farther while shorter rods provide more power for fighting fish. Most saltwater fishing rods are made of graphite or fiberglass. Graphite rods are stiffer and more sensitive while fiberglass fishing rods are tougher and more powerful. Profile:Look like oversized spinning rods or bait casting rods with long grip handles for two-handed casting techniques. Length:From 10 to 18 feet in length. They have to be longer to be able to cast the lure or bait beyond the breaking surf where fish likely pray and strong enough to cast heavy lures or bait needed to hold the bottom in rough water. The length of the rod depends on how far and what weight of lure you want to cast let say a 12 feet surfcasting rod will easily allow you to throw a 2 to 4 ounce lure more than 200 feet. Long Rod:The advantage of a long surf rod is great casting distance which helps to fight the big game fish without breaking a fishing line. Short Rod:You have much more control on the fish and it allows you to use lighter line with a longer rod. Species:Red Drum Black Drum Tautog Blackfish Flounder Fluke Black Sea Bass Bonefish Atlantic Bonito and Albacore Tuna Pompano and Spanish Mackerel Sharks and Weakfish (Sea Trout) Snook and Tarpon. Bottom-fishing:Bottom-fishing rods run about 10 feet and normally take 6 to 30-pound test.
Trigger stick:A longer trigger stick is for two-handed longer casts. Reel Seat:Reel seats are the attachment point where the pole and reel connect made of molded plastic or graphite and responsible for securing the reel and eliminating any “play” or “wobble” while casting or reeling in a fish. Common reel seats consist of a collar that is tightened by screwing around the reel. Ferrules : This is the portion of the rod that screws together the only part of the rod that requires assembly.
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