Yes their are differences in fishing rods.
There surely can be a difference in rods, depending on the technique of fishing and the target fish species. For instance, a high pace trolling outfit requires the boat to be roving upwards of 17 knots, trolling lead weights in excess of 3 or 4 lbs with the bait, not to mention targeting species that range more than 80 lbs who travel in excess of 60mph. Apparently, that’s an excessive case, but that outfit might not be helpful in a lake. If action lures that involve swimming motion are involved, then a fast retrieving spinning rod may perhaps be helpful. Whether it’s on a lake, jigging over a wreck in 100ft of water, or pulling a top water plug tempting bass that might be the preferred rod.
The rods generally go by the sensitivity level, which is all about preference. A freshwater rod is generally a little more flexible, giving additional sensitivity and letting you feel the strike of fish. A normal saltwater rod will be a bit stouter, adding extra strength to battle potentially bigger fish.
When it comes to game fishing, you cannot do without a fishing rod. If you are new to fishing, the fishing rod will be the major investment. It is the basic tool that makes most fishing possible and pleasurable. Many a time, just using a fishing rod can become addictive for a lot of people. The following are some tips that will help you in choosing the best fishing rod for your requirements.
Weight: The fishing rod is described by the weight. And in this case, the weight does not indicate the real heaviness of the rod. Instead, this explains how flexible the rod will be for particular types of fish and specific types of lures. Hence, classifications such as Ultra Light, Light, Medium-Light, Medium-Heavy, Medium, Heavy and ultra-Heavy are terms used when describing fishing poles or fishing rods to aid the fisherman to choose the right one for his objectives.
Action: The fishing rod can also describe by action. This describes how much the fishing rod can bend when the rod is pulled by a certain force, and how quickly it retracts to its neutral position when the force is removed. The action is classified as slow, medium or fast, although middle points between the levels can be found.
One or two pieces: several fishing rods are described as one piece, because they come in, well, one piece. It is said that they feel very natural for the fisherman, which allows for a more relaxed and comfortable time.
However, two-piece fishing rods are more complex. Although with the right engineering, these rods can accomplish theirs very well. Though, you must be careful when picking a two-piece rod. If manufactured inefficiently, they can be catastrophic even for a skilled fishermen.
It is a familiar adage that ‘you get what you pay for’, though we are also aware of the fact that there are products out there that are expensive for what you are really getting. Fishing equipment is like any other product. There are “‘bargains” that do not even deserve the time it takes to carry them out to your car, and there are many products that cost so much that it can even make the fish to jump into your boat. Rods are among the most expensive components of fishing gear and are therefore the most scrutinized purchases we make.
Choosing the right fishing rod can be a confusing experience for someone who wants more for their money. With an incredible variety of good rods available for serious fishermen today, it’s easy to find the best rod that is perfect for what you want to do. But, at the same time, you may end up with something that may not be right and you will spend good money for something you will not use. I think the most expensive rod you have is the one you never use. With that said, pick out a rod that will accommodate to what your fishing for, be that fresh water or salt water.