As someone who only uses custom fishing rods, I get a lot of questions from readers about them. The most common of these is usually somewhere like, “Why should I spend the extra money to build a custom fishing rod when I’m perfectly happy with the rods out of the rack?” Well, the obvious answer …

While power refers to the force required to deflect or bend a rod, action describes where that deflection takes place along the rod. A fishing rod is more powerful in its butt section, and that power gradually decreases as you get closer to the tip. Different actions move these transition points. The faster-acting rods flex …

The truth is, you can catch a fish with a rod. But the latest and greatest graphite and fiberglass rods make catching easier and more fun. Problem is, there are about six million different freshwater fishing rods on the market, or so it seems anyway. This foolproof guide will help you put the right stick …

Ian Gale of the Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation helps Randy Ford guide himself on a fly rod (Oil City News) CASPER, Wyo – Young men from the Sheridan-based nonprofit Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation Youth Program were at the Ugly Bug Fly Shop in Casper this weekend to teach anglers how to assemble their own fly …

The best fishing rod and bait and bottom reel Bimini Bay / Shimano outfitter Tsunami Airwave Elite is a sturdy rod and the Shimano Baitrunner D series the reel is designed specifically for casting live bait, but it is light and streamlined enough to cast lures. Advantages: Every component of the Airwave Elite is high …

Fly fishermen come to Blue Ridge, a small town in the mountains of North Georgia called the state’s trout capital, from all over the world to fish year round. They also come looking for Bill Oyster, a craftsman specializing in prized bamboo fly rods. With his silver beard and mustache, Oyster looks like the quintessential …

Brett in the hospital MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A young man received the fishing trip of his life with the help of Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming. Brett, whose last name will be withheld for confidentiality reasons, had a two-year battle with leukemia and received treatment at WVU Medicine Children’s. “He was a great athlete …

Being coached by anglers is part of Sainte-Croix’s DNA, so many of the rods it makes are specifically in demand by anglers, often because they can’t be found anywhere. go elsewhere. Sometimes these rods are made in Park Falls. In other cases, rods that appeal to a wider range of anglers are best delivered by …

Okay, so it’s not technically a telescoping fishing rod, but this Okuma setup is almost equally portable and offers far superior action than most foldable alternatives. This is a five-piece, six-foot-long, lightweight action travel rod that comes with a decent spinning reel and a handy travel case for dandies. If you’re willing to sacrifice a …

Hardy has revamped their entire rod line for 2020, replacing almost everything they were offering in 2019. Among the most anticipated new offerings is the Hardy Ultralite LL rod. It’s the same rod that Hardy’s chief designer Howard Croston used to win the 2020 FIPS World Championship. Euro-nymphing is the name of the game in …