Moreen Picot Fishing Rods April 16, 2018 16:32:25
Any angler serious about catching fish and who routinely invests hard-earned money (entry fees travel expenses maintenance tackle equipment etc.) cannot afford to purchase fishing rods that are anything but the best. After all when you are on the water executing everything within your power to fill the live well then it is paramount to take advantage of any opportunity available (i.e. control what you can). So it only makes sense to leverage the very best technology and craftsmanship for your primary equipment your fishing rod.
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.
Recently this new fishing lure has stormed not only the fishing scene ranging from the avid recreational angler to bass fishing tournament pro circuits but the fishing industry as well. So what is this "magic" fishing lure and how has it changed the way we think about fishing? The now infamous "Alabama Rig"- a simple spinner-bait-like fishing rig that provides multiple lures simultaneously to would-be game-fish. Some will argue that the Alabama Rig is just a modification of an old very well know saltwater tool the Umbrella Rig. Thoughfor the most part true however the application is new to most fresh water anglers.
Although it is true that most manufacturers today do produce some great high quality products you simply cannot ignore the fact that they are made with the average angler in mind. Do you know who the average angler is? I sure dont! Taking a look at all of my friend who fish not one of us is similar in size casting style or grip preference to name just a few variables. Yet the manufacturers would want us to believe that each of their off-the-shelf products will match our angling styles and us perfectly.
Ultimately choice is a personal decision but knowing how to make selections can save you money even if you spend more than you originally planned. This is simply because if you dont get what will do the job right or dont get a quality product youll just have to make another purchase a lot sooner.
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.