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Trying to make sense out of the many different types of fishing lines can be a bit overwhelming when you are just getting started bass fishing. There’s monofilament, fluorocarbon, copolymer, fused superlines, braided lines, hollow core braided line, etc. It’s enough to make you want to take up golf instead!
Choosing the right equipment doesn’t have to be that complicated. I will give you as much information on the three basic setups I think will give you a good start without costing you a fortune. I would suggest going with two bait casters and one spinning rig. In the past I would recommend going to a dedicated sporting goods store to get what you need, but now most retail stores are carrying a good selection of quality rods and reels. In my area, Walmart is now carrying brands like Diawa, Abu Garcia, Falcon, Wright and McGill and Quantum.
“Whether you pitch, flip, crank, dropshot, jerk, skip, stroke, jig, worm, Carolina rig, spinnerbait, swim bait, or fish frog baits, Fenwick has built the perfect rod to meet your specific needs.” – Fenwick
The drop shot is a rig that every bass fisherman should know how to tie and fish. It is truly one of the greatest fishing techniques ever invented. There are many different ways to make a drop shot rig. This detailed article will break down the different components that are used to make a drop shot rig and help explain why you would choose one of another. If you are not familair with drop shotting, the basic concept is to allow you to suspend a soft plastic lure while maintaining contact with the bottom.
One of the most important factors you can determine is if bass are looking for a “vertical” or “horizontal” presentation? When you can identify this one piece of the puzzle quickly, the rest will fall into place easier.
At the very least if you only get the “vertical/horizontal” preference determined, you’ll be 50% more productive while you are out fishing.
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The New Technique Hump
So you spent the weekend reading about an interesting new fishing technique that’s all the rave on the bass fishing tournament trail. You go to your local tackle shop, pick up all the components necessary, call your buddy and head out on the lake. Your friend decides to stick with the technique that he’s used to, while you rig up the new one and begin to try to fish it.
Basic Fishing Rod Selection for Beginners
Shimano, Daiwa, Bass pro shops, the rod manufactures are endless. So how do you pick the right rod for you, the consumer? Here is the biggest key to rod buying, “Get something that is comfortable for you, the individual“. Just because Kevin Van Dam uses a certain manufacture’s rods doesn’t mean that those rods will work for you. It basically comes down to experimentation and finding out what’s comfortable in your hands.