Buying a new fishing rod is easier said than done. There are so many makes and models out there that you can feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of possibilities. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve come up with the three main things you have to consider when buying a new fishing rod.
There are three main materials that fishing rods are made out of: fiberglass, graphite, and composite. Fiberglass is flexible and study—a great choice for beginners.; graphite is rigid and sensitive—best for advanced fishers; and composite is a combination of the two. As such, the material you choose will depend on what you want to get out of the rod.
The action, or speed, of the rod determines its flexibility. A fast action rod is stiff and rigid, allowing you to detect any tugs or vibrations on the line. A slow action rod, meanwhile, is bendable and flexible, allowing you to get a better grip on a fish that may try to wriggle free of the hook. Think about your fishing style and the kind of fish that you’re trying to catch to determine what kind of action rod you need..
Power is placed on a scale from heavy to light. It refers to the amount of pressure needed to make a rod bend. A heavy rod has more resistance, so it needs more pressure, while a light rod has less resistance and thus needs less pressure. If you’re trying to hook light-biting fish or if you’re using lighter lures, then a light powered rod would be the better choice. Conversely, heavier rods are best for heavier lures and fish.
Once you’ve bought the best rod for your needs, it’s time to test it out on the water. At Morning Flight Charters, we have plenty of fishing trip options for you to choose from. Give us a call or book your trip today!