Eleonore Simonin Fishing Rods April 09, 2018 19:29:13
So what type of fishing rod is required to cast one of these new contraptions and how do you fish an A-Rig? For starters youre going to need a heavier outfit to cast the Alabama Rig. Its not the weight of the rig (approximately 3/8 ounces with no lures) but depending on the size and weight of the individual lures can weigh in upwards of 3+ ounces (or the equivalent of a large West Coast swim bait or muskie lure). So if youre accustomed to fishing a lighter rod better hit the gym and bulk up those casting muscles or better yet just be sure your armed with a fishing rod designed for casting (and retrieving) this particular lure. So again what type of rod will I need? Well it depends on the lures your throwing the water you are covering and the technique your using but a good place to find the right rod for you is to design the perfect Alabama Rig custom fishing rod.
Custom builders provide competitive cost advantages by building their fishing rods "one at a time" rendering obsolete the need for exhaustive inventory labor costs and material waste. This permits excess capital for the use of top quality components and materials. Additionally custom builders routinely do not require capital investment and expenditure for overhead business expenses such as: advertising showrooms galleries etc. Another advantage of "one at a time" builds is that high-end components equate to non-corrosive scratch resistant and a more durable final product thereby eliminating the need for reinforcing materials additional assembly processes and warranty repair.
Lets walk through a brief example: Pick up the exact two casting rods from a local retailer place the same reel on each of the two rods and then place them into their respective "optimum" parabolic shapes by pulling the tips using the line. Now note where the fishing line touches the blank and note the tip twist (or torque). If they were the same the line will touch at the same points and the twist (or hopefully lack of twist) would be equivalent as well. Now cast. Distance and accuracy should be equivalent however in every case this will never happen with an "off-the-shelf" fishing rod because they are manufactured using guide placements in the exact same spot of every blank being constructed (i.e. they are not made of homogenous or equivalent materials and will never be the same). Currently I know of no company that mass-produces and also takes the time to individually tune every guide under both a static and dynamic load prior to wrapping guides... both of which are required to achieve optimum guide placement and ultimately rod performance (not to mention a few critical requirements that are never performed before guide placement... such as splining balancing of the handle system tuning guide systems etc.). Dont get me wrong there are companies that take the time to complete a step or two of the overall process but there are none that perform all of the required steps. A professional custom builder strives to ensure that component integration is accomplished to elicit the very best performance from each fishing rod. If a customer takes the time to identify and choose those premium components that compliment their angling style technique and specifications... then you can rest assured that the custom builder works to ensure their finished sport-fishing equipment performs the way they expected it to... and then some.
Another great reason for choosing a custom-built rod is that you have so many choices of premium components! Perhaps you have found the an action that is suited for you but youre not satisfied with the type of guides the quality of cork the thread wraps or perhaps you want to move up to a better quality reel seat. You dont have this type of choice unless you decide an opt for the custom choice.
Fly fishing rods are designed to fulfil particular requirements depending on the type of fishing you are doing so its really important to ensure that you buy the right equipment from the outset. Its a waste of time effort and money kitting yourself out with a small stream rod if you intend going after the monsters that may lurk in the depths of a big lake or reservoir. That may seem like an obvious statement - but its not quite as easy to get the right equipment as you might expect. Its all about length strength and flexibility and knowing how these qualities meld together to give you just the right tool for the job.
Smaller and fewer numbers of guides are often used to save a few cents. A two-cent savings adds up over a production run. Others use components that may look like their name-brand counterparts but are of considerably less quality. When it comes to a custom fishing rod you will always know the exact components because you select the components for the build. Additionally a custom builder can assist you with your selection... again an OTS manufacturer only provides you what "they want you to have (seems backwards huh?)." Example: you go to dinner at a local restaurant and soon after sitting down at your assigned table the waiter delivers your food... without asking your meal preference.