Differences Between Sea Fishing Rods

Large spinning reels are made to go with the surf fishing rod. Deep sea fishing rods average between six to eight feet in length. They are designed with heavy action to handle the species found in the deeper parts of the ocean. They fall somewhere between the surf fishing rod and a pier fishing rod because they need to be stiffer than what would be used for surf fishing but not as stiff as the ones used for pier fishing.

They also fall in between the two lengths recommended for both of the other types of fishing rods. They are normally used with an open-faced bait casting reel. Some of these rods have rollers at the tip that help to reel in some of the larger species found out in the ocean’s depth.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Rod
The sea fishing rod that you choose could mean the difference between being successful and going home disappointed. It’s important that you have the right equipment for the job and once the fish is hooked, the rod will be a factor in whether or not you bring it all the way in.

Sea fishing rods are designed to withstand the stress that this type of environment puts on fishing equipment. The salt air and salt water environment can cause equipment to rust and corrode if it’s not designed to withstand the elements. This is why you can’t use freshwater gear in the ocean. Graphite and fiberglass are the most common materials used for sea fishing.

After choosing which type of fishing you want to do such as pier, surf or deep sea fishing, you’ll be able to narrow things down even more. There are special rods designed for catching sharks, marlins, tuna and many of the different types of species found in the ocean. You can experiment with different types of surfing rods and so forth until you find the ones that work the best for you personally.

The thrill of sea fishing is something that you can enjoy over and over again. Having the right fishing rod does make it more enjoyable and productive. Take some time to learn as much as you can about the different types of sea fishing rods available so you can choose the one that suits your needs the best. Then you can enjoy many hours of great sea fishing.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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