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How to choose a fishing rod

When you use the right kind of rod based on your experience level, you have the best chance at a successful fishing trip.

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Fibreglass

These rods are on the heavier side, but very durable and a great value. They’re ideal for beginners, but can handle larger fish.

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Composite

The majority of anglers will use glass fibre or graphite composite rods. These are more lightweight than fiberglass and more affordable and durable than pure graphite rods.

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Graphite

Well-seasoned fishers may prefer a graphite rod for its superior strength and lightness. They give the angler more fighting power and can handle most fishing situations.

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5’6” to 6’

These short rods are good for new anglers and children. They have shorter casts and are easy to control, which helps to develop technique. They work with small bait.

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6’ to 7’

These medium length rods work well for people fishing at an intermediate level. They allow you to do longer casts and give you more control overall.

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6’6” to 8’

An experienced angler will want a longer rod. These are better for use in wide open areas. They also do longer casts and can handle bigger baits to attract larger fish.

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Fast Action

These rods bend mostly near the tip. They can detect subtle strikes when jigging and are good for surface lures.

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Medium Action

The front half of these rods bend, which makes them good for live fish baiting.

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Slow action

This is the most flexible rod, bending over the entire length. It’s ideal for absorbing pressure when fighting a big fish.

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