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Equipment for fishing, an overview of it:
Fishing rods; open-face spinning fishing reels; spincast fishing reels;
sinkers; swivels; split rings; hooks; and fish finder/fish sonar.
What follows is a
guide on what are the advantages and disadvantages of common types
of equipment one uses in the course of fishing. Such equipment
includes the following:
Fishing rods come in all different lengths. They usually
come from 7
feet to around 13 feet. Purchasing a long
fishing rod, from 10 feet to around 13 feet, may help you nab a
fish over 25 pounds with relatively light fishing lines (of
about 5- to 7-pound strength), allow you to cause your
bait--artificial or live--to move around in the water more
naturally, and absorb the physical reactions of fish-jerking
quite well; the shorter fishing rod, from 7 feet to 9 feet, may
easily allow you to use spinners, etc., than with the longer
rod, allow you to catch relatively smaller fish with heavier
fishing lines, and allow you to still use whichever kind of bait
you want, artificial or live.
spinning fishing reels. Such reels are usually found to be
used by those who consider themselves to be acquainted with the
fishing world and have otherwise felt the need to "graduate"
from the use of the much simpler spincast fishing reel (as
discussed below). Such reels have their advantages and
disadvantages: With a wide selection of them from which to
choose for various prices, they can easily handle a significant
amount of fishing line, and extra spools can replace the
existing spool of such a reel with ease in the event you want to
quickly change fishing lines. While such reels have a
great capacity, one may see that the downside of such reels is
that they are not necessarily designed for the usual
monofilament fishing lines for bigger catches.
reels. Practically undisputed as the easiest and simplest
fishing reel rods to operate (and far easier than the open-face
spinning fishing reels), spincast fishing reels are known for
their characteristically enclosed/cast-over design, where the
line chambers are covered and, thus, hidden from view, which is
good for the youngsters so that they will not endanger their
fingers while such reels are in operation. The downside
with these reels is that they do not come near to the
line-holding capacity of the open-face spinning fishing reels;
the capacity of the spincast fishing reels is limited.
There's not much of a variety of such reels from which to choose either.
These are essentially fishing line weights--of different types
and sizes--that act to hold your bait/lure down where the fish
are located. The common types of sinkers are attached to
the line by clamping them onto it. Though, make sure that when
you buy these weights, you do not buy the ones that are made of
lead given the harmful effects of lead, both to life in general
and the environment.
Attached to the fishing line and to some lures, swivels are
small, snap-on metal devices that each encompass a pivoting
joint and at least two rings, which act to prevent or otherwise
lessen the incidence of the fishing line getting tangled and
entwined. They help prevent sinkers from sliding down more
than is necessary. The drawbacks of having swivels are
that they have been noted to create weak links in the fishing
line, and hooks may become entangled with them.
These rings are used in the process of attaching certain
swivels, spinner blades, lures, etc., to your fishing line; in
fact, for easy replacement of a bad hook, the use of a new split
ring can facilitate the attachment of a new hook. Though,
make sure that when you buy these rings, you do not buy the ones
that are made of lead given the harmful effects of lead, both to
life in general and the environment.
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 important tools
in mankind history, there are a plethora of hooks of various
kinds, material-compositions and sizes on the market today for
your selective choosing and intended fishing purposes. Hooks may
be designed to directly have attached bait (dead, alive or
altogether artificial), to mainly act as fishing prey, or to be
made a part of other devices--such as lures--that mimic fish
sharpeners/hones. Just as much as you'll need fishing
hooks, you'll the sharpeners to keep such hooks sharp for
fishing quality. See the section on maintaining the
sharpness of your fishing hooks.
Fish finder /
Fish Sonar. Though not a necessity, a fish finder is great
electronic device to have in order to assist you in discerning
how deep the water is and where fish may be lurking. This
is especially useful for relatively big bodies of water, such as
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