Tips for Picking the Right Fishing Rod

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Tips for Picking the Right Fishing Rod
You get a line and Ill get a pole, Honey,
You get a line and Ill get a pole, Babe.
You get a line and Ill get a pole,
Well go fishin in the crawdad hole…”
The Crawdad Song
Back when The Crawdad Song was first sang the method in which people acquired
fishing poles was simple they usually made them from a twig or piece of bamboo.
However, todays fishermen have an infinite variety of choices when it comes to pole
thickness, material, length, etc. This is a mixed blessing as the greater variety also makes
the decision a tougher one especially for novice anglers. So, since it is vitally important
to have the right equipment in any sport or activity, we would like to give you some
general tips on choosing the right pole for Louisiana charter fishing.
To begin with, rods come in different strengths. In general:
Ultra-Light rods are for small fish like Crappie
Light rods are for fish such as bluegill, Jacks, etc.
Medium Light, Medium and Heavy rods are for fish ranging from Bass, Trout,
Catfish, Pike, and Salmon
Heavy and extra heavy rods are for fish such as Tuna, Sturgeon, Salmon, etc.
The next factors to consider are a rods action and length. Basically, action describes
how much the rod bends when pressure is applied to the tip. A rods length the
distance from the tip to the butt should match the type of lure one is using. For
lightweight lures a shorter rod is best; for heavier lures a longer rod is preferred. The
final factor to consider is the material.
Modern rods are made from fiberglass, graphite or a combination of the two. Graphite
rods are light, but are more brittle than fiberglass rods. Fiberglass rods are heavier but
are more expensive. Rods made from a combination of both graphite and fiberglass is
preferred by many fishermen. In the end, our Louisiana fishing guide can help you by
putting you right where the action is and where your choice of rod will be the most
Hire the professional fishing guides to learn more about fishing tips. Visit to schedule a trip.
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