Simple tips when choosing a spinning reel
Spinning – rod for catching of a predator on artificial bait. Spinning fishing is a very active and interesting, and if done correctly, and quite effective.
Here is some data on the spinning beginners and the most simple tips.
Types of spinning rods
The basis for the classification of spinning – length, flexibility, weight of the bait (power). They are all interrelated. The strength of the rod depends on the previous quality – spinning rods for big baits, naturally more durable and tough. They differ also in structure – male and telescopic. There are two-handed (for larger fish) and a one-handed grip.
The «classic» fly rod – pin – consists of 2-3 tribes that are inserted into each other. In this design, the knees do not «fail» at each other, as sometimes happens with «telescopically». Plug rod easier. Quality rods are produced plug-in type. The drawback is the long length of folded and high price. Telescopic spinning rods – often just a versatile rod suitable for all. The advantage is a very compact, inexpensive. The disadvantage is less durability due to the large number of knees.
On the formation of rods are divided into four types depending on the stiffness (A to D). And is the toughest and durable type – he has to bend only the tip, it’s durable, but has less casting distance. D – very soft, it bends the rod. The most popular intermediate types, as they are more universal.
Power are also divided into 4 types: 1-2-3-4. This parameter is called the «test weight» (the bait). The first type is an ultralight designed for the small baits, small spinners, Microdrive, weighing less than 10 gr. 2-3 type – averages, for lures weighing approximately 10 – 30 m 30 – 60 g, respectively. The most powerful 4 – very large river or sea fish – with the test above 60 g, very durable. The most common 2 and 3 type.
The most common spinning rods with length of 1.8-3.3 m – for mid size fish and more or less open spaces. If you are fishing in a small boat – take a spinning shorter, to 2.5 m short rods for fishing in the reeds, on small rivers, under trees – they are easier to manage in the bushes, are less likely to touch branches, etc. Long fishing rod for larger rivers and boat fishing (over 3.5 m).
Material: fiberglass flexible, unbreakable, but heavy; carbon and graphite – light, elastic, but they are easy to break if mishandled; composite – a mixture of materials.
You should pay attention to two elements of the structure. Mount the coil should be strong and not loose. Choke ring should sit on the same axis. For more powerful rods rings should be mounted on two legs.
The choice of rods:
— first of all ask yourself the question – what kind of fish you will catch and where? If you are near by the Volga, the don and the Dnieper – take a sturdy rod – in large bodies of water are large, strong fish, and when you eat on a small lake or a Creek in the village – light rods may be sufficient, but it is best to start from the middle, the most versatile class 2-3;
also keep in mind that modern rods can be «tuned» for specific types of lures and fishing (jigging, trolling, twitching, etc), be sure to ask the seller;
— if decided to take spinning seriously buy 2-3 rods for different cases;
— check the integrity of the rod, no damage, scratches, manufacturing defects of the whip (i.e. the «trunk» rods);
— check ring, a cinch, no chips on sealing the quotes, the strength of attachment for the coil, the integrity of ceramic inlays in the rings – nothing should hang out, squeak, etc.;
— check the compliance of the labeling system and test the real behavior of the rod – wave it a few times, gently press down on the surface (counter, table), trying to bend, ask the seller to pick up on a piece of fishing line sinker specified in the test scale to see the use of the rod;
— if you already selected some suitable rods, similar quality, price and characteristics. let’s see how they handle and in General, the behavior in the hand is comfortable to you personally.
And finally. Keep in mind a good spinning rod is a specialized rod, it is not necessary to cling to the ultralight bait weighing 50 grams, and then wonder what will be damaged rings and so on. Features spinning fishing sharpened a certain way and in violation of these regulations the rod can come into disrepair.