come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and materials. The ones you decide to buy depend largely on what type of water – fresh or salt – you intend to fish in and what type of fish you want to catch. Fishing rods and reels come in everything from tiny plastic varieties for young kids to massive high-tech surf rods with reels that cost several hundred dollars. Which will you buy?
Fishing rods and reels are usually classified by their flexibility and action, power capabilities, length, guide for the lines and the type of grip they have. Most fishing rods are between one and three meters in length. The most common type of reel is the spinning reel.
Fly fishing rods and reels are popular with those who want to catch fresh water fish from quick moving streams and rivers out in the country. These rods can be made from bamboo, fiberglass and graphite.
Saltwater fishing rods and reels come in multiple sizes and strengths. Deep sea reels work with very thick and strong line for the heaviest and strongest fish. Jigging rods are used primarily with commercial fishing establishments.