|Some Basic Facts about Fishing Gear
In fishing, it is very important to an angler's success that he
starts with the proper equipment. He may purchase or own the
finest equipment in the world, but when it is assembled and put
into use, it may prove to be a very decided handicap.
To guard against this, it is important that the individual items
of tackle be properly balanced one with the other. Unbalanced
equipment has been responsible for more difficulties and
failures of beginners than any other single factor.
To fish with a good rod is to really enjoy fishing. It is much
easier to learn with a good rod than with one of an inferior
quality. This is no commercial plug to encourage the sale of
expensive rods, but just a word of warning to prevent any
possible or unnecessary discouragement because of using a rod
that would be decided handicap to a competent caster.
This item of fishing gear must be selected with some careful
considerations if anglers are expecting to enjoy fishing or
This is because the size and weight of fishing lines made by
various manufacturers are not entirely uniform, that is, the
diameter of the line by one manufacturer may be slightly larger
or smaller than a line by another manufacturer even though both
bear the same size marking.
The leader is also a very important item, and unless it is
selected with care and consideration in comparison with the size
of the line, the caster will have trouble in making it extend
straight out from the line when casting.
The chief function of the leader is to serve as an invisible
connection between the line and the lure.
Fishing Flies or Lures
The flies may range in size, from the tiniest used, which might
be number 18 or 20, up to flies tied on number-2 hooks or
larger. The heavier flies or lures create; more wind is needed.
It also requires the use of heavier equipment or more power on
the part of the caster during the back cast and forward cast.
The reel may be automatic or single action, but in any event, it
should be larger enough to hold the usual 30 yards of fishing
line without crowding it on the reel spool.
The reel should weigh from 1 ¼ to 1 ½ as much as the bare rod.
The reel itself is of no specific use in casting or fishing
except as a storage place for the line.
Consequently, the entire equipment should always be in good
condition. Other wise, achieving success in fishing is
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