Most appreciated sport fishing techniques , the name derives from the old fishing techniques, in which a metal spoon was used as bait. The fisherman throws the hook and retrieves it with the reel, the spoon rotates in the water forming circles that attract the fish. Spin means spinning, exactly like a spoon in water, hence the name of the spinning technique. Even today the most used lures are artificial ones. Today we will talk specifically as per the title of spinning rods .
Spinning rods … predator rods
Spinning rods designed both for the fishing action (casting and retrieval) and for the type of prey that we are going to undermine or predators. In fact, a very active type of fishing that certainly does not suit those who see it as an activity to relax.
If we talk about spinning fishing rods at sea we refer to those used to fish for sea bass , greenhouse and barracuda both from land and from the boat ( inshore and offshore ). As far as freshwater spinning is concerned, the rods are almost always the same and are used for pike and black bass spinning . Ultra light models are used instead for trout spinning .
A rod for each predator
The question that those who approach spinning ask themselves is if there is a rod that can be suitable for all types of predator or artificial , the answer is no. For each type of fish and lure there is a special rod that allows you to obtain the best results. The spinning rods are distinguished by some special features:
- length: it can vary from 210 to 270 cm, but in general, the most used are the short ones, exceeding 240 only if you need to get to particular positions such as inside the canals;
- power: usually expressed in grams, these correspond to the maximum weight (of the lure) with which the rods offer optimal performance. In some models it is recommended to stay slightly below for best performance.
- action: also called stiffness measure, it is the ability of the rod to return to position in a certain amount of time; in this case we will talk about fast, moderate or slow depending on the slowness with which it returns to position. This aspect will also have to be chosen based on the predator you want to fish, because an action not calibrated in the right way could unhook the prey.