If you are a newbie I guess you really need to know what a fishing rod is before you can go out and get a fishing rod. Just to put it really simple a fishing rod is just a long stick that is an important tool in catching fish. On the fishing rod you will find a spot to attach your reel. The fishing line you will be using comes out of the reel and runs down the pole through little clips called eyelets. The end of the line is where the hook will get attached. There really are no fancy terms when describing a rod. Simply put it is a rod that is a tool used for catching fish.
Now that we are talking about fishing rods maybe we should talk a little about what fishing rods are made out of. It is actually quite surprising that there are so many types of rods made out of different types of materials. There is fiberglass, carbon fibre, graphite and bamboo. The type of fishing you do will help you to determine what material you need. The other thing you will need to determine is the size since there are many different sizes for different applications. As you do your shopping make sure you ask people who know what they are talking about so that they could direct you in the right direction so that you dont make too many mistakes when purchasing fishing rods for your fishing adventure.
Rods can be quite inexpensive but they can also be very expensive. For the weekend fisher people a good mid range rod is perfect. The nice thing these days is even the cheap rods are almost unbreakable. The people selling to you in most cases will lead you to a good mid range rod that will last you for a very long time. It still comes down to the type of fishing you will be doing. However in many cases with the exception of deep sea fishing a good mid range rod would usually suffice for any other type of fishing you decide to do.
When it comes to the deep sea stuff and you are going after the big one you will need to put your mind on getting or renting sea rods. These rods are built to deal with big fish out of the deep waters of the ocean. Then when it comes to catching smaller fish like pan fish you can look at using ultra light rods. The thing is with the mid range rods you can catch small fish as well with very good consistency. As you get better and keep fishing you will eventually know what yo need and what works best for you in different applications.
When it comes to catching a fish you will of course need a rod. Even if you just want to use a stick just make sure you have fun. We have all heard that a bad day of fishing is better then a good day at work. The key is to just keep on fishing and you will keep smiling.
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