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Reels and Rods for Bass Fishing
Length is a matter of preference
Posted Dec 12, 2011 by Imagine Fish
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The length of the rod used in bass fishing is actually a matter of preference for the fisherman. It is true that the longer the length of the rod the more sensitive it is but there is a limit to how long a rod can be. A longer rod can also be a killer when it comes to casting which can turn out to be too difficult with that much length. Choose a rod that is comfortable to cast since the longer it is the better your cast should be but if you already have some difficulty casting a long rod then forget it. Shorter rods are supposed to easier to handle but may be difficult to get a good cast out of.
Reels now come in a variety of forms and purposes. For bass fishing, the reels can come in several types. Newer versions of a reel come with a braking system that can slow the turn of the spool as you cast making it easier. Bait casting style reels are usually the ones used for bass fishing. These types of reels are ideal because they have plenty of ball bearings to make the spin smoother. The more bearing there are the more expensive a reel may be.
Lines are usually chosen depending on the capacity of the rod and reel. Another thing to consider when it comes to lines in bass fishing is the size of the bass in the area where you will be fishing. Many choose a line that ranges from eight to ten pounds or up to fifteen pounds to accommodate the average weight of the fish along with other considerations. The kinds of lures needed for bass fishing are usually those that are spinner baits. There are different kinds of hooks which suit the different kinds of baits available for bass fishing.
Patience is a good thing to have when out fishing. Silence is also another important thing to employ when fishing. Bass can be wary of people; therefore less movement and less noise are advantageous for the fishermen.