Buying Fishing Equipment – Important Things to Know
So you have decided that you want to go fishing. Now what?
The first thing is to make sure that you have all the equipment that you will need. You will need a rod, reels, lures, and flies. The rod is very important, especially if you are going to be fishing for species such as trout and bass. You can get these as kit at the fishing equipment stores, or from outdoor shows. Make sure that the rod is flexible enough to handle the pull of the fish, and handle them safely to the net. Most fishing stores will give you tips on what rod works best for the species of fish you want to catch.
The reels are the same thing, with a few minor differences. They tend to be more or less expensive, depending on the features you are interested in. Typically you will want to use spinning reels. You will also want to make sure that the reel is shock corded. Shock cording ensures that the fish won’t escape from the reel if they get loose. This is useful if you are fly fishing.
The lures are very important, especially if you will be fly fishing. You will need about ten different lures, some will have spinner features, and others will have some other feature, such as a wobble feature or a gurgling feature. You will also want a few artificial flies, one of which is the dry fly. If you want to do surf fishing, you will want to do that with a fly fishing reel, and fly rod.
In short, you will need to know what you are looking to spend, before you begin shopping for fishing equipment. Make sure that you get all the equipment you need, as you will need to buy more as you go along. This will help to keep your budget down, and keep you from overspending, and miss out on some really good equipment.