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The Importance Of Finding The Right Fishing Gear

Aug 17, 2007
As with most sports or activities, the right gear is always needed. An activity like fishing requires certain gear to get the job done successfully. The kind of fishing and how advanced the fisherman is determines the appropriate type of gear for the job. In a simple fishing situation such as freshwater fishing, there is a simple list of equipment that is required.

The basic fishing gear is a pole,rod,line, sinker, and a bobber, a hook and some bait. Almost any kind of poles can be used, for a specific kind of fishing it would be best to consult with a fishing gear retail store. For rods any type will work. The basic rod is 6 feet long and has medium weight, it is considered an all-purpose rod.

A rod is a long, straight, flexible pole that an angler uses to cast bait. They are usually made of bamboo, fiberglass or graphite. Fiberglass rods are the most popular with beginners. They are relatively inexpensive, not easily broken and don't require much maintenance.

Next is the fishing line. Which is usually made out of nylon. There are a wide range of fishing lines. A typical line will hold a fish up to four pounds without breaking. Choosing the appropriate fishing line will depend on your fishing situation. What type of fish are you looking to catch? What is the condition of the water?

The sinkers are weights that are used to cast lures and drop the bait to the bottom of the water where the fish swim the most. Sinkers are used together with bobbers to hold the line at a given point. Two things are important; the depth of the water and the speed of the current determine how much weight is needed to hold the bait in front of the hungry fish. Again a bobber and a sinker work like a team, a sinker takes the bait to the desired depth of water, while the bobber holds it there. The purpose is to allow the fisherman to adjust the depth of the water to anywhere he wants or needs it to be.

Finally, bobbers come in different sizes to accommodate the bait. The most important piece of fishing gear is the hook which is shaped like the letter J. They come in many sizes and almost any type of hook will work. The hook holds the bait, and is used to catch the fish. The bait attracts the fish to the hook making it possible for the angler to catch it.

The bait is the final piece of fishing gear needed to successfully catch fish. it needs to be something fish would love to eat. The best bait for fish are nightcrawlers or worms including earthworms.Earthworms are the most commonly used forms of bait.

Your basic fishing gear is important if you are to have a successful fishing experience. Without the above items, you may or may not catch the fish you want.
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