Fishing rods or fishing poles are used to catch fish. A fishing rod is simply a pole or a stick that is attached to hooked fishing bait. Generally, fishing rods are made of carbon fiber, fiberglass, or bamboo. Every fishing rod is different. They do not have the same length and have a unique action. It is found in various sizes, and it can be up to 24 inches.
The modern rods, advanced materials such as graphite and boron composites are by the manufacturers to make the rods with shape and action. Advanced materials are used to make the rods more efficient and effective. With this technology, a fishing rod can be used for a greater casting distance, more accurate, and better fish-fighting quality. In the modern era, fishing rods are categorized by their weight (the line or lure required to flex the fishing rod) and action.
- Spinning rods- Graphite or fiberglass are utilized to manufacture the spinning rod. A cork is attached to the rod. A spinning rod is between 5 feet and 8.5 feet, between 1.5 meters and 2.6 meters in length. The reel’s weight in a spinning rod stays under the rod, making it comfortable for an individual to fish for a longer duration. The fishing individuals can use their dominant hand in this process which will increase their grip and control on the spinning rod. They are generally used by fishermen who are located in European countries and North American countries.
- Fly fishing rod – They are very thin and flexible. These rods can be used to cast artificial flies while tie fur, feathers, foam, or any lightweight material to the hook. Few individuals end up tying a synthetic material to their fly fishing rods. Most of the modern fly fishing rods are made up of human-made composites. Few of them include fiberglass, carbon/graphite, or boron composites. Split bamboo rods are commonly used. They are fragile, so an individual has to take a lot of care and handle it properly. These rods use the weight of the fly line to cast. Whereas in some of the fishing rods, a weighted lure is used. A fly fishing rod can cast the smallest and the lightest fly as they use the fly line to cast.
- Ultra-light rods – Ultra-light rods can be used by individuals to fish for small species and large species. In most cases, due to its features, it is used to fish small species. As the name says, these rods are light in weight. At the same time, they are also small in size when compared to the other rods. On average, they are between 4.5 feet – 5 feet. It is more difficult to fish bigger species. Nowadays, these rods have been used for practical purposes. They are used to reel various types of panfish few of them include trout, crappie, and a few more. Hikers and a similar group of individuals use an ultra-light fishing rod as they find it more advantageous. The main benefit of these types of rods is they are good for casting baits and lures.
- Sea rods – Sea rods are generally used for fishing in the big oceans. Sea rods are between 12 feet and 13 feet. These rods are very thick, and they are huge. They are suitable for beach casting. There are a few other types of sea rods, and they include eel rods, marlin rods, and shark rods. They are utilized with heavy equipment