Friday, September 5, 2014

Buying your first fishing rod


One day I just decided to buy a rod (after my daughter were pissing me off about going out fishing)... I had no idea of what to look for; and of course, when you are on the tackle shop...With all those possibilities and brands, types materials etc... the choice becomes overwhelming.

Specialized stores might have a salesman willing to help; but when you are taking over 10 minutes and have literally no idea on how and why to spend 200 bucks on a rod.... they trend to leave you alone and hunt of another customer....

Wall mart superstores type of place are even better experience.... there is nobody around. So chances of buying something completely wrong is high.... usually when you have no idea of what you are doing, you end up buying the cheapest thing you can find...

The right equipment depends largely on what you intend to do with it. ...but there is the issue, I had no idea.

So I started to investigate and stuff... and the info I found was more likely people trying to sell me a specific brand or the overwhelming info about specific types of rods and techniques... .so here I am telling you what to do.

If you look at the butt end of the rod, near the handle, you will see some specifications printed on the rod. These printed specifications usually tell you the length of the rod, the rod’s action, and the range of line and lure size they are designed to cast.. within those specifications, look for the following:

Buy a 6 to7 foot MEDIUM power rod.