What should I look for in a casting rod?
Attributes: Length, Power, & Action
Length is a very important attribute to consider when shopping as it has a fundamental impact on both casting distance and accuracy, as well as fish-fighting ability.
How far can you cast with a 12-foot surf rod?
With some practice you could get close to 100 yards with a 12′ rod and spinning reel. Go to the field a few times before you head to the beach and practice loading the rod.
Can I surf fish with a 7 foot rod?
The best rod to surf fish with is the one you have. While you might not be able to throw as heavy of a lure or throw your bait as far, a 6 to 7 foot rod can catch fish from the surf.
Is 8 foot rod good for surf fishing?
The short 8-foot and 9-foot rod lengths are good for casting plugs, jigs, and surf rigs from ½ ounce to 6 ounces. These rod lengths are good for short and mid-range casting where a quick hookset is desired. Longer 10-foot to 12-foot rods can cast weights between 3-8 ounces far distances.
What is a 6 foot rod good for?
A short (6 feet or less) rod is ideal if you want to make short, accurate casts. When pinpoint accuracy is less critical, a long rod (over 7 feet) is the way to go. Dingy or dirty water and heavy cover are two situations where short-range accuracy is part of the recipe for success, and a shorter rod can really shine.
How do I choose a rod length?
The length of a fishing rod typically ranges from 6-12 feet, so to choose a measurement for your needs, consider the type of fishing you plan to do, the species you are after and your fishing environment. A good length for beginner anglers is usually around 7 feet.
What is an extra fast rod good for?
Extra Fast Action Fishing Rods
Extra fast rod blanks are excellent in single hook applications that require superior sensitivity to detect the slightest strikes and then swiftly set the hook. Extra fast blanks are incredibly popular when fishing spinnerbaits, swimbaits, jigs, and of course, worms.
Do longer rods cast farther?
Longer rods (over 7 feet) will cast farther than shorter rods of the same power and action, and shorter ( It won’t cast very far at first. The key is to let the spool spin under your thumb but maintain feel so that no loops begin to form. That is the sign the reel spool is spinning faster than the lure is pulling line off the reel. That’s what causes overrun (backlashes).
It won’t cast very far at first. The key is to let the spool spin under your thumb but maintain feel so that no loops begin to form. That is the sign the reel spool is spinning faster than the lure is pulling line off the reel. That’s what causes overrun (backlashes).