What is the power on a fishing rod?
Power describes a rod’s resistance to bending under a given amount of weight. Power generally refers to a rod’s stiffness or resistance to bending and is usually defined in terms like ultra-light, light, medium, etc. With TFO rods, we utilize a color-coded Power ID chart to help distinguish one rod from another.
What is a 6 foot 6 rod good for?
Rods under 6’6” are ideal for trout, panfish, and younger anglers. Longer rods over 7′ are popular for some bass fishing techniques such as using swimbaits and crankbaits and longer rods are also the go-to choice for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead.
How long should your fishing rod be?
The length of a fishing rod typically ranges from 6-12 feet, so to choose a measurement for your needs, consider the type of fishing you plan to do, the species you are after and your fishing environment. A good length for beginner anglers is usually around 7 feet.
What is a light rod good for?
As the names suggest, light power and fast action are for lightweight fish, like panfish, bluegill, crappie, and small trout. Light action rods lack stiffness and backbone that’s necessary for heftier catches like bass, sea bass, catfish, trout and walleye.
Is baitcasting better than spinning?
Baitcast reels can handle heavier line and actually allow for longer casts than spinning gear in the same size range. A small spinning reel has a smaller, more narrow spool, which has a hard time with large diameter lines. Small baitcast reels can handle these lines and provide greater casting distance.
What is a medium fast rod good for?
Medium and medium-fast rods will usually provide a little more casting distance and still provide adequate hooksetting power. These actions are often used for applications that involve treble hooks, such as crankbaits and topwater lures or other reaction baits such as spinnerbaits.
What are heavy rods good for?
Heavy action rods are the default choice for single-hooked baits like plastic worms and jigs or for techniques like Flippin’ and pitching. But rod length has a big — and underrated — impact on your fishing. In the past sixty years, standard rod lengths have changed a lot.
What size rod is best for bass fishing?
The recommended size would be from 7- to 8-feet long (many tournament circuits do not allow bass fishing rods longer than 8-feet). A good choice would be a 7 1/2-foot rod because it is a little easier to pitch the baits.