Saturday August 22, 2009
Buying Your First Fishing Rod
William Westman

Buying Your First Fishing Rod
By William Westman

A good and high quality fishing gear is important, the first thing you want to have is a fishing rod. Many young fishermen use a simple fishing pole, when they get older and a more experienced fishermen they buy a good quality fishing rod and real essential fishing gear.

How do you know which fishing rod is the best?

When I shop for a quality rod, and I used a dozen already in my fishing career, I look for three important factors. The length, flexibility and from what material the fishing rod is made is very important. For all you beginning fishermen I will explain how and why I look at those three factors.

Does length matter?

When you go shopping for a rod the length is very important. How shorter the rod the less action you will get. This is because a short rod create less torque with reeling and casting. It is probably the best for a beginning fisherman to choose to add the longer rod. You will have a good casting distance when you use the longer fishing rod.

Slow, fast or medium?

The flexibility of the rod is also a very important factor that you must consider when shopping for a fishing rod. How much action a rod will give is very important because it will tell you how stiff or flexible a rod is when you reel or cast a line. There are three kinds of rods available for consideration.

1. The fast-action rod. This one is stiff in comparison to the slow-action rod. It has the least amount of bend when you cast or reel a line.

2. Medium-action rod. This is an excellent choice if you are a beginning fishermen, it falls between the slow-action and fast-action fishing rod.

3. Slow-action rod. This one is very flexible and bend almost near to the handle.

Graphite or Fiberglass?

There are a lot of different material types but titanium, wood, boron, bamboo, graphite and fiberglass are the most common materials used for nowadays fishing rods. Graphite and Fiberglass are

the most popular materials out of the six. In my opinion you must begin your fishing career with one of these two materials for a fishing rod. The pros of a fiberglass or graphite rod are:

they can withstand considerable strain, are flexible and weigh almost nothing. Out of the two I think the Fiberglass Rod is the best to begin with. This because they can be used in all fishing

conditions. Further are they more durable and wear better than graphite fishing rods. Graphite Fishing Rods are more expensive then Fiberglass Fishing Rods.

So I recommend most of the beginning fishermen to buy a long, medium-action fiberglass rod. One thing to consider when you go shopping for a fishing rod is a good quality bag. This is just as important as the rod itself. A rod bag makes sure you can get the most out of your rod and keeps it clean and safe. Another thing to consider are fishing rod holders. Fishing rod holders make sure you can relax and make sure your rod not fly away when a fish is biting. There are a lot of different rod holders available. There one that are mountable on your truck but the most common ones are the rods that are used on small fishing boats. There are portable rod holders that are mountable on almost every small fishing boat.

William Westman often goes fishing in the outdoors. He likes to take one of his small fishing boats and just go up to a river or lake. Fishing rod holders make sure he can maintain more than one rods at the same time. He catches a lot of fish.

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