As we have explained in the previous blog post that in addition to the reels other factors such as right types of rods and lures also play an important role to enjoy fishing properly. In this blog post we will explain the parts of a fishing rod in detail so let’s find out detailed insights about these queries:
What are fishing rods?
Fishing rods as you can see in the picture is the main tool that is used to catch fishes however their nature can vary from environment and nature of fishing. We will explore in this blog post about these variations and factors in detailed so, you can choose best fishing rod for you. These rods are made up of different materials however modern fishing rods are usually made from alloys. There is usually a fishing line attached with these rods and this line is supported by the rod and then at the hand of fishing line usually bait or lure is attached alongside the fishing hook. As pointed out earlier that choosing right type of fishing rod, reel, fishing line, lure and hook is quite important to enjoy fishing as a hobby. As a newbie you might be confused about the differences between all of these fancy terms however, we have explained the parts of reels in detail already that you can explore in a separate article.
However, if you are totally new to the fishing world you must know that fishing reels and rods are different from one another. Fishing rod is the pole like structure as shown in the picture while reel is another important item that aids that rod according to your environment to catch fishes effectively. If you wanna know the types of reels in addition to the fishing rods then you can explore our blog post in which the detailed insights of fishing reels are given to help newbies. Moving back to the actual question:
What are the parts of a fishing rod called?
The word Blank is another name for the fishing pole and it is often made up of fiber glass. One of the important aspects to check out while buying any fishing pole is its flexibility to avoid snapping. In simple word the pole as shown in the picture is simply also known as blank. It has different sizes and the average blank of seven feet can hold up to seven to eight pounds bass. The casting ability and control or leverage over the casting will vary according to the rod length however the shorter rods have edge over the provide more accuracy.
The first part is known as rod handle and it is indicated in the picture as well; its function is to help the anglers to hold the rod as well as to provide space for reel seat. There are multiple designs of handles that are available in the marketplaces depending upon the choice of your reel. The type of handle depends primarily on the nature of reel you want to use and this decides the type of fishing pole.
The grip is usually used as a part of fishing rod just above the fishing blank and these grips come up in different sizes according to the needs of users.
The grip is three millimeters ahead from the previous one and this functions to make your more control on the fishing pole. The question of choosing rod with fore grip or without it is also confusing for some of the beginners so let’s clarify it:
Well, the answer is simple; if you wanna prefer to make your hands to touch the blank more while fishing then the fore grip is not your need. The expert opinion can vary according to the circumstances as those who not try prefer foregrips argue that the rods without foregrips are easy to balance. The another important while deciding this foregrip or not is actually the type of reel as well for example, if you choose a spinning reel then you should prefer a rod with a foregrip because it assists in holding these types of rods and reels. In contrast to the spinning rod while using the baitcasting reels the experience proves the less attention is given to grips as your main attention would be on spool.
The butt cap is used beside the handle or grip that is installed on the fishing pole. The cap is also used before the reel as well in some designs. This is used to aid the rear grip so it holds the first grip or real seat intact with the pole.
Real seat as name shows is the part that provides the position to attach the particular type of reel with the rod. That is attached with the rod with the help of screw however it is often moveable and cause often a headache for beginner so we recommend you to use tape if it’s annoying you continuously.
Fishing guide or fishing eyes:
This part of the fishing rod as name show helps the casters to adjust the fishing line in a proper way. It consists of metallic frame and ceramic insert. The fishing line passes through these guides up to the tip top.
It is the top of the fishing rod and it is important as it is the end of the fishing rod and after that part there starts the part where hook and lure are attached.
If you read the features of the fishing rod alongside the parts of fishing reel then it will be easier for you to understand how these fishing rods and reels function together. After exploring the important parts of fishing rods let’s explore expert opinion while selecting the right type of rod for you.
What should you look while buying the fishing rods?
The first thing you should consider is the length of the fishing rod and it depends upon the target of your fishing reel and environment. Light rods are usually preferable for the small basses while that of the heavier ones are for the big basses.
If you wanna cast for long distances then long fishing rods will definitely help you out for example 10 to 12 feet rod is good for surf fishing while for inshore fishing seven to right feet rod will be enough to do the job.
The second suggestion is about the choice of material for your fishing rod; graphite rods are usually more flexible while fiber glass rods are usually rods are stiffer as compared to the first one.
The third thing that you should consider while buying fishing rod is the power of the rod; if you are targeting large species then casting rod will help you while that of the spinning reels are for lighter lures. These fishing rods comes up in three different categories; one is light, the second is medium and the third one is heavy so choose according to your targeted species. The power is also associated with those categories as the heavy rods have greater ability to move and thus more ability to cast.
The rods are divided on the basis of the action as well so you have to consider this as well for example, you have to choose between the extra fast, fast, medium and slow action rods. The extra fast action means the pole will band from near the top while that of medium action mean that the bending capacity will extend up to the mid of the rod.
One of other things that you should consider is the type of fishing line and fishing lure according to your rods.
What are important types of fishing rods?
These fishing rods are specifically designed for fly fishing and famous for their flexibility of moving forward and backward. Fly rods are known for smaller species however if you increase the length of these fly rods then you can use them for larger species as well. In these fishing rods butt piece is missing unlike other types and their requirement is long fishing line that require bit practice to get familiar with it.
There are two types of casting rods; one is that of baitcasting rods while other is spin casting rod. These casting rods are good for the beginner level angler especially the spin casting rod however baitcasting rods are famous for their precision but require practice to get familiar with the functioning of the reel. Baitcaster rods usually have more fishing eyes so they can be used to cast with great precision.
The spinning rods are distinguished from the others previous rods on the basis of length and power. These rods are lighter and not long as compared to the casting ones furthermore these rods are known for their large fishing eyes. The design of these rods however can vary according to different companies as well so that is why its average size can be between four to nine feet. In spinning rods, the reel seat is adjusted in such a way that spinning reel can be adjusted below the fishing rod.
Sea fishing rods:
These fishing rods are good for casting through kayaks in the deep-sea waters as they are resilient. The fishing line as well length can also depend on the targeted fishing venture for example, if you wanna use boats or kayaks then your choice of sea fishing rods will be different from the fishing through ships. If you wanna choose fishing in the deep-sea water with big basses then these fishing rods are for you!
These are one of the most desired rods of experienced fishermen as they are more compact and telescopic. One of the important qualities of these rods is their ability to extend and reduce their size according to their requirements. Because of this quality these rods are more flexible in terms of their rod tip and they are without fishing eyes. As these rods are more compact so, this factor can help you in car journey as well.
If you wanna fish in the deep salt waters or warm oceans then the good trolling outfit will be the best choice for you. These rods are known for their durability and sensitivity while their capacities for casting line vary according to the design. Different designs have special capacities for the particular fishes so, you can choose according to your target specie.
These rods are used for surf fishing and famous for their large sizes and straightness. These rods are 12 to 15 feet in average and can be used with the casting reels. These are good for fishing in the moving water as well. These rods require great precision so, that is why more practice is required to deal with these rods.
Ice fishing rods:
Ice fishing rods as name shows are designed to use in the cold weather where water is usually frozen are packed with snow. They have special capacity to fish underneath water covered with ice so, they are specialized for the holes that are drilled in the frozen water. These fishing rods are normally 25 to 37 inches long while they can vary according to the designs for example, in classical designs ice fishing rods are designed without reels.
In this article we have briefly explained the aspects of fishing rod; hopefully you have understood about the parts of fishing rods and types of fishing rods from this article. Keep exploring the different categories of our blog to learn more about baitcasting and fishing. As we have explained that the nature of fishing line as well as fishing lures also paly an important role to enjoy fishing so, keep exploring over blog posts to learn more about these aspects of fishing.