It is vital that an angler starts with proper equipment to be successful. It is possible that he may own the finest and most advanced equipment but in most cases, after the equipment’s been assembled and used, it could prove to become a huge handicap to the angler. To prevent this from happening it is vital that every individual component of the tackle be balanced properly with each other. Improperly balanced equipment is the reason for the majority of the failures and difficulties faced by amateurs.
Fishing Rod To truly enjoy fishing, you need to go fishing with a good quality rod. It is easier and better to learn using a good quality rod that a bad one. This is not to promote the sale of very expensive rods but to ensure that beginners do not lose their enthusiasm for fishing as a result of their failures with a low quality rod.
Fishing Lines This particular piece of equipment requires a lot of consideration before selection to ensure a pleasant fishing experience.
This is due to the fact that various manufacturers of lines do not follow a common standard but make to their own standards. For example, the diameter of wire form one manufacturer may be significantly different from another manufacturer as also could be the quality even though both have identical markings.
The Leader This is another piece of equipment which requires vital care during selection. Its selection should be done after comparing it with the line as the angler could face difficulty in its use if it is not matched with the line.
The leader acts as an invisible connection between the lure and the line.
Lures or Fishing Flies Lures range in size from the smallest insects which could be used on number 18 or 20 hooks to large ones used with size 2 hooks. Heavier lures require more wind or more power from the angler to be cast properly.
Reels This could be single action or automatic type. Immaterial of the type, it needs to be large enough to comfortably accommodate the line without crowding it on the spool of the reel. The reel needs to weigh about one and a quarter to one and a half times the weight of the rod alone. The reel has no function other than to act as storage for the line.
It is vital that the equipment is in top condition. Else, fishing may become an impossible sport.