After you have been clear all about the fish species, you should choose your right fishing rods now. In this article, I will teach you how to choose a right freshwater fishing rod. If you are going to have a bass fishing or trout fishing, you should read this useful article about choosing the rods.
I recalled when I am a fishing beginner, I bought a cheap fishing combo in a local store. It has a tiny, plastic ultra-light reel mounted on a rod that resembles a willow switch with guides on it. At last, my first fishing trip gets a bad result. However, if I buy a better fishing rod, it also will be better. Most of the fishing beginners do not know how to choose an appropriate rod for their fishing type.
The power and action are the first thing you should know. Different fishing type will require different power and the action. Even many old anglers are confused with it.
What is rod action? I know that many beginners cannot understand it properly. The rod action mean that when you are having a fishing at the end of the line, how much a fishing rod bended. For example, an extra fast action rod will bend just at the tip and a fast action fishing rod will bend in the last quarter of the rod. So the fast action rods will allow you a longer cast. However, slow action rods have less tendency to throw live lure.
Generally speaking, the more rod power the rods have, the more lure weights and the line sizes the rods can handle.
Different choice for you
After understanding what the meaning of the fishing rod action and power, what kind of fishing rods you should choose? A great choice for all most fishing beginners is a medium-light power and fast action fishing rod. You can use this type of fishing rod with a spinning reel. When the line is 10 pounds or less, this choice is perfect. With this fishing rod, it is easy to catch some small farm pond bass.
Light power and fast action fishing rods are suitable for catching bulegill,small trout and crappie. Medium power and medium action fishing rods will be the best choice for catching the walleye, channel catfish and black bass. While heavy power and fast action are suitable for striped bass, flathead catfish and blue catfish. If you want to use some live bait, you can choose a moderate or slow action rod with a medium-heavy or heavy power rating.