Selecting the right fishing rods depend on what type of fishing you are doing. Fishing rods come in many forms and sizes and generally built for a specific kind of fishing. Are you going fishing on a boat, dock, or pier fishing? Otherwise, are you surfcasting? Each rod made usually has a purpose, and you must get the correct one fit for the purpose.
Right Fishing Rods For Different Type Of Fishing
These tend to be no longer than 7.5ft and generally not built for casting long distances. They still come in many forms. However, you can usually tell if it’s for a boat or not. They tend to be a bit softer at the tip and short except for kids rods. They are shorter because you don’t generally need to cast when fishing from a boat.
Rock or wharf fishing?
Rods in this category tend to be the “in-between” of rock fishing a surfcasting. Good rods for this sort of fishing tend to be around the 8ft to 10ft mark. Enough to give you an excellent cast but not so long that you end up on one side of the pier to the other. Look for something that has a reasonably relatively soft tip but not too sweet.
Surfcasting from a beach?
These tend to be 12ft to 15ft rods so they can get your line over those big surf breaks.
Rods For Beginner’s
I have heard this question a lot, what is the perfect fishing rod for beginners. There isn’t just one solution to this question. First, identify what style of fishing you would like to try. Are you going to a lake or pond close to your house? Or, are you going to the beach and want to try surf fishing?
First, let’s talk about a familiar and straightforward situation. You want to take your kid fishing. But you don’t know much about the sport, or what the best fishing rod for your kid would be. You can’t go wrong if you are going to be doing some pure fishing in a neighborhood pond or lake.
Another common situation beginners find themselves in is trying to learn how to surf fish. You go to the beach and see some people doing it, and you either think it looks fun or your kids want to try fishing. My first word of advice would be to head to a shop that rents out gear. Also, talk to the store workers about how to set up your rig, what sort of bait to use, and rent the equipment first. That way, you get a feel for what it’s actually like before you invest money into it. For your first time, I would recommend a ten or 11-foot rod; it adds versatility and casting distance. A 9 footer would be ok, but you will have a better time with a longer rod. Another good option would be to find some gear on craigslist or a similar site and find someone trying to ditch their gear. You can usually find a good deal, and as long as the reel works, you should be fine.