Your question: How do I know what rod and reel to use?

How do you know what size fishing rod to get?

A short (6 feet or less) rod is ideal if you want to make short, accurate casts. When pinpoint accuracy is less critical, a long rod (over 7 feet) is the way to go. Dingy or dirty water and heavy cover are two situations where short-range accuracy is part of the recipe for success, and a shorter rod can really shine.

Should I get a medium or medium heavy rod?

If you use a rod that is too heavy for the species you’re fishing the rod will be too strong for the fish and can lose your bait or yank away from the fish. For larger black bass, walleye, catfish, and others, a medium power with moderate-fast or fast action rod works well.

What are extra fast rods used for?

Extra Fast action rods are better suited for hook sets when fishing vertical then horizontal. Using this action rods are best for pole fishing with worm, jigging, or live bait fishing.

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What is a medium heavy fishing rod used for?

A medium-heavy rod will allow you to fish Texas rigs, smaller jigs, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, topwater lures, crankbaits and much more without sacrificing hardly any performance. While many boat anglers prefer their medium-heavy rods to be longer, I tend to max my bank fishing rods out at 7 feet.

Are telescopic rods good?

Are telescopic or travel rods any good? Telescopic travel rods are a great option for anglers that want a compact kit for traveling or fishing out of cars but that offer a great fishing rod for surf fishing, as well as freshwater fishing with a spinning reel, baitcasting reel, and even finesse setup.

What is the best fishing rod and reel combo?

The Rundown

  • Best for Kids: PLUSINNO Kids Fishing Rod and Reel Combo at Amazon. …
  • Best Lightweight: Pflueger President Spinning Rod and Reel Combo at cabelas.com. …
  • Best Spinning: Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Fishing Reel and Rod Combo at basspro.com. …
  • Best Spincast: Zebco 33 Fish Pistol Spincast Combo at tackledirect.com.

How much weight can a medium heavy rod hold?

Matching Your Fishing Rod, Lure, and Line

Rod Power Lure Weight Line Size
Medium Light 6–10 lb test 1/4–1/2 oz
Medium 8–12 lb test 1/2–1 oz
Medium Heavy 12–25 lb test 1–4 oz
Heavy 20–40 lb test 4–8 oz

How big of a fish can you catch on a medium heavy rod?

A medium-heavy salmon rod 10-20lb and medium-heavy surf 17-40lb. Let’s look at the main “power” ratings. Ultra-light rods are typically for trout, crappie, kokanee and other smaller species fisheries. These have lots of bend-ability and action that makes lighter species a ton of fun.

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What is a 7 medium rod good for?

7’0″ Medium Crankbait Casting Rod

This medium crankbait casting rod will give you the edge you need when cranking around docks, rocks and shallow grass lines. From the loading power that will increase your casting distance to the great hook penetration.

What kind of rod should I use for bass?

A 7-foot baitcast rod is an ideal choice for tossing buzzbaits and spinnerbaits, as it will provide better casting distance, leverage and the ability to pick up line quickly. A fishing rod that is absolutely awesome with outstanding sensitivity is the Bass Pro Shops Crankin’ Stick Split-Grip EVA Casting Rod.

What rods for what lures?

As a general rule of thumb, medium power rods are better suited for baits with treble hooks, as well any bait with an exposed hook. These baits require less power to set the hook. While other baits like texas rigs, jigs, frogs, and other weedless lures, require rods in the medium-heavy to heavy power range.

What is action on a rod?

Simply put, a rod’s action is where the rod bends when pressure is applied. The most common rod actions are fast, moderate, and slow. They are broken down even further to include Extra-Fast, Medium Fast, Moderate Fast, etc.

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