How to choose a match fishing rod
In Russia match fishing is less common than in Western countries. And it’s undeserved. First, match rod is designed for fishing at long distances and for a fish of medium size up to 3-4 pounds. We can distinguish several types of match rods: versatile, classic, enhanced, extended.
What is a match rod:
- The rod
- Reel seat
- Fishing line
- The choke ring
- Depth gauge
When you select match fishing rods it is necessary to consider all of its characteristics: weight and balance, the length of the rod, structure and power.
Professionals use mostly fast and hard fishing rod. For such rods require heavy floats and fishing experience. Far to throw a fishing rod will not be easy. On reservoirs with the strong current use universal match fishing rod – a more rapid and soft. And the casting distance of the float from such rods is very good. A big fish easy to catch on slow, but hard rod.
Of course, the fishing set of the professional is much different from the set of those for whom fishing is just a hobby. The best choice is a versatile rod – multimetia. Also, when choosing a new “gadget” for fishing should pay attention to the number of rings on the rod. Rings, by the way, can be both metallic and ceramic, or plastic. Why the need for “precise” ring on the rod? They serve as a loop for the fishing line, and due to the large number of rings on the rod the load is evenly distributed on the whole rod. It saves her from an unexpected fracture. Pay attention to the size of the hinge rings. The smaller they are, the easier the bait. Better to buy a fishing rod where the rings will have ceramic inserts. Line “will not be able” to wipe them and this rod will last much longer.
Before purchase it is necessary to “measure” the rod. Look at the reel seat and the handle. They must not only “go” in the hand, but also to meet reliability requirements. Practical only cork handles – they do not slip, not warm and not cold. Cork is a very durable material. Choosing the right rod with the right arm length, good catch. Therefore, it is necessary not only to hold the bait, but to try them to throw. So you can pick up a fishing rod “by itself”, and further to obtain from fishing.