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Can I Use a Spinning Rod with my Baitcasting Reel?

November 12th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Fishing Rods, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “I only own spinning rod & reel combos. However, I now bought a bait casting reel, but no bait casting rod. My question is, can I use a spinning rod with my bait casting reel? I really want to get into using a bait casting outfit.” - Mark G. Read the rest of this entry »

What Determines the Amount of Guides on a Fishing Rod?

August 19th, 2008 Claudio Posted in Fishing Rods No Comments »

Viewer Question: “What determines how many guides are used on a rod – Gary A”

That’s a very good question, Gary. I don’t know if there is an actual set formula that fishing rod manufactures use, but in my view, I would have to say that the number of guides would be determined by a couple of factors. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Fishing Rod “Action”

July 24th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Rods No Comments »

What’s one of the first things people do when evaluating a fishing rod? They typically check the action. Whatever you do, do not grab the end of a fishing rod and bend it or flex it. This will put a direct strain on the fishing rod, which it is not made to handle and you could break the rod. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Type of Fishing Rod you Should be Using

May 1st, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Rods, Trolling No Comments »

We’ve talked about fishing reels, so it seems only natural to talk a bit about rods. What rod should you be using & under which application? There are so many different things to consider when it comes to fishing rods, but here are some general pointers for you to consider which will help simplify matters. Read the rest of this entry »