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How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod?

Image result for How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod?The fishing rod is a very important gear for fishing. Selecting the right rod for fishing is not less important than choosing the right pair of shoes.

There are different types of fishing rod available in the market. They vary according to their use and type of fish you are going to catch with it. Each fishing rod is designed for different fishing purposes and places where you want to fish. In this article, I will tell you how you can choose the right fishing rod.


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There are some points that you need to look at while buying a fishing rod. In the following article, you will see how you can choose the right fishing rod:


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Choose a Length

The length of a rod is the distance from the tip to all the way down of the butt. Fishing rods can be from 4 feet to 14 feet long. Most of the large-sized rod can be dissembled into several pieces. It helps you to transport the rod easily from one place to another.

When you are using a short rod, you will be able to cast in a shorter distance and usually, these rods are used for lightweight lures. Short rods are appropriate for big game fishing. On the other hand, longer rods are good for casting further. That is the main reason longer rods are good when you are fishing from the shoreline.

Decide on a Weight

The weight of the fishing rod decides how much weight it can carry. It also tells you how strong the rod is. The strength of the rod depends on what lures or bait you will be using.


Understand the Action

The bending point of the rod is the action of the rod. This range can vary from “ultralight” to “heavy”. Heavy action means the rod will bend closer to the tip and a lighter rod will bend closer from the butt of the rod. A heavy action means a stiffer backbone. That means it is used to catch bass and other large fishes. When you are targeting to catch smaller fishes, lighter rods are perfect for you.


Decide on a Material

Fishing rods are generally made from graphite, fiberglass or a combination of both materials. Every material is good for a different kind of fishing.  Graphite rods are lighter and stiffer. They are much more sensitive and expensive than fiberglass rods.

Fiberglass rods are heavier but flexible than graphite rods. You cannot easily break a fiberglass rod.

When you are a fisherman who loves to fish in various locations and loves to catch various fishes then a rod made from both materials is the best option.


Buy a Rod That Matches Your Needs


Determine What Level Fisherman You Are

If you are a beginner and have the planning of fishing less frequently, then you can buy a less expensive rod. But if your goal if further extended, then you can invest some more money in a rod that will last more longer. If you are a beginner, then you can use spinning rods than using a casting rod.

Determine The Place Where You Will Be Fishing

When you are traveling to some other place for fishing, then it is a wise decision to buy a fishing rod which you can divide into parts. But if you want to fish around your home or on the boat then you can buy a fishing rod which remains in one single piece.

The kind of bait you will be using

Anglers use either live bait, referred to as casting or lures. A casting fisherman would want to use a more sensitive rod to feel each small movement in the water. On the other hand, a lure fisherman would want a stiffer rod so that he can manipulate the rod and imitate the movement of the fish. Decide your suitable technique while choosing your rod.


Determine The Quality of Your Fishing Rod

After looking for the technical part of the fishing rod, now it’s time for the physical appearance of the rod. Let’s take a look at some important factors:

  1. Hold the fishing rod in your hand which you have selected to buy. Comfort is a very important factor while choosing a fishing rod. A similar fishing rod can feel different in different peoples’ hand.
  2. Examine the rod for any cracks or poor workmanship in the rod. Any manufacturing defect can break the rod in the future.
  3. Check the guides of your rod. Guides are the loops that attach the lines to the rod. They can be made from metal or ceramic. Rod with more number of guides is better than others because the line is more controlled by the rod.



Choosing a perfect fishing rod is not a very hard task to do. But it is nothing less important also. The success of your fishing trip depends a lot on your fishing rod. If you follow the tips oi have given above, you will be able to choose the best fishing rod for you according to your requirements.

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Jerkbait Fishing Tips

Image result for Tips About Fishing with JerkbaitJerkbait is a very popular term among the anglers. People who love to catch bass is very familiar with this kind of bait.

Some people think that jerkbait is useful only for cold water fishing but this is wrong information. Jerbaits are very effective in all the seasons and all the temperature of the water. Whatever the mood a bass has, if you know how to use it properly then you can have success.

A proper guideline about this bait will surely help you to get more bites on your bait. In this article, I will give you some tips about jerkbait fishing.


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Though jerkbait is effective in cold water it is similarly effective in all weathers. In this post, I will give you some tips about fishing with jerbait to make your fishing experience better.


Cut it Some SlackAnglers make a very common mistake while fishing a jerkbait and that is not twitching on a sack line. When a jerkbait is sitting absolutely still, at that it excels. So, always move the jerkbait with the tip of your rod. Never try to do it with the feel of your rod. Your bait will suspend just like a dying baitfish if you follow these tips.


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All the anglers who use jerkbait to catch fish know a sound very well and that is something like twitch-twitch-pause, twitch-twitch-pause. It is called the rhythm or cadence. Your cadence is the rhythm that you choose to fish on any day. Generally, it is all about the way your lures designed and the way you fish it.

The main things while jerkbait fishing is rips, twitches, and cranks between your each and every pause. You have to try something that looks natural because you are trying to copy baitfish. You have to understand that how a wounded fish swim such as in a straight line or erratically. Try to do what is happening automatically in the wild. When the bass is in active mode, fast erratic movement works very well.


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There are a lot of reasons why small diameter fluorocarbon line is good for jerkbait fishing. Jerkbait fishing generally happens in clear water. Fluorocarbon lines are difficult for fishes to detect under clear water. This is a big reason why it is a perfect choice. When you are using the lightest fluorocarbon, you will be able to minimize the effect when it is sinking. It is a much better choice than the alternative buoyant monofilament alternative. Fluorocarbon lines are more sensitive which comes in very handy for light biting winter bass. 


Watch Your Line

When we are talking about light biting bass, make sure to watch your line. Most of the times a strike will occur when the bait is completely still. If you have a slight amount of slack in your line, there is a chance that you miss the strike. If you see a very small bit of twitch or your line begins to move, immediately set the hook.


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While choosing the lure color, try to keep things simple and try to use some basic color patterns. If you are able to match the forage species, it is sure that you will always get bites. Otherwise, it is a matter of personal preference.

You can have a look at the sky to get an idea of underwater visibility. If the day is bright and sunny, you will want to use metallic and clear lures. On the other hand, if the weather is dull and cloudy, dull colors will offer a much better presentation of your lure.


Find the Windy Banks

Search for a windy bank when you are using a jerkbait. The wind will make the bait chop a little or a lot. At that time, it will become difficult for the bass to separate the bait from the real thing.



Bait fishing is popular among the anglers. The chance of catching a bass is more when you are using a jerkbait. That’s why most of the anglers choose this kind of bait for fishing. Jerkbait fishing is not so difficult as you may think. It can be real fun if you are able to do it properly. Following some simple tips can help you to make it worthy.


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