Fishing Rods

Fishing rods are used to help sportsmen and hunters catch fish in all kinds of environments. Whether it's a lake, river, or the ocean, these tools of the trade are designed to help cast the line out and reel the fish in once it has been caught. Fishing rods can be different lengths, materials, and action. They can also vary in the actual weight they can hold. Some fish are extremely heavy such as tuna or swordfish, so special rods are needed to support their heavier weight. The more high tech and expensive fishing rods are made out of a material called carbon fiber. This special material allows the rod to bend much more than other types of rods, and therefore it can hold larger sized fish. These can vary from about three feet in length to up to twenty feet. Fly fishing rods are similar, and are usually made of something called carbon graphite. This material helps to minimize the rod from twisting too much in one direction, allowing ease of movement for fly fishermen. More sophisticated fishing rods can cost significantly more, and are typically designed for professionals or those who fish for a living.

Bait and spin casting rods are the types of fishing rods most commonly used by people who enjoy fishing. These can be found in just about any sporting goods or hunting and fishing supply store. They are designed to hold the reel and have a grip at the end for easier holding. The grip is often made of cork, but some are made of plastic or rubber. Ultra light rods are also available and weigh a lot less. These types are made for light fishing and smaller sized fish, and are much easier to transport. They're also portable and often collapsible for easier carrying from location to location. Many manufacturers make different fishing rods for different environments. For example, there are ice rods, sea rods, and surf rods, all available depending on the person's preference and fishing conditions. People have been fishing for centuries, and these rods can be traced as far back as ancient Japan. Most newer rods taper at one end, making it easier for them to move about and to adjust to varying pressure and weight. When looking for fishing rods, be attentive to the line and lure weights available, so you're sure that the right one is being purchased that can handle your particular fishing needs.