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Sport Fishing Equipment - Knowing What You Will Need

Aug 17, 2007
Having the right fishing equipment is one of the most important aspects of sport fishing and it is not a good idea to scrimp on the sport fishing equipment that you buy. After all, your fishing tackle is what lures the fish to bite and allows you to reel them in. Cheaper brands may be fine for an afternoon at the river for small children. But when you are looking for lunch or that prized fish, you will want to ensure that you have good quality fishing equipment.

There are many types of rods and reels. Some local stores will try and sell you their basic models, but all fish are not the same and water conditions can vary widely. Rods, reels and fishing lines all have rates and are geared for specific fish. Think about it this way, you would not be able to reel in that 200 pound Marlin with the supermarket $20.00 special. Or if you did it could turn out to be a dangerous for the rest of the patrons on your fishing expedition.

Choosing your sport fishing gear depends on two things, your budget and the type of fish you are after. The rod and reel will most likely be the most expensive fishing equipment that you will have to purchase. Well, except for the boat that is! The rod and reel will come with instructional guidelines that explain the rated test curve, meaning how much weight they can withstand. If the rod is not heavy enough or made for catching larger fish you are liable to hurt yourself. Make sure that you are using the appropriate rod for the appropriate fish.

Knowing the difference between the different types of fishing will also assist when purchasing your sport fishing gear. You would not want to purchase a fly fishing rod unless you are planning to fly fish. With fly fishing the bait, or artificial fly, is meant to sit on top or just below the surface of the water. If you are going ice fishing, a regular rod and reel may not be suitable. The best way to prepare is to do a little research and speak to some experienced fishermen. If you are not familiar with anyone that fishes you can always ask questions from fishing dealers online or at your local fishing tackle store.

There are a variety of sources for information on getting the right fishing tackle. There are numerous CD's, DVD's and books that are available for purchase. These may cost you a few dollars, but the experience and advice can save you hours of time and money. Sometimes learning on your own can cost you hundreds of dollars and many uneventful fishing hours.
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