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How to select a rod.

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Al,

Last year I was asked by my son's school fishing club to make some cheap rods for them. This year I am asked to speak on "How to choose a fishing rod." Someone will speak on knots and someone will speak on safety and what essentials to bring on a fishing trip. This clinic is scheduled in May but I thought I'd start arranging my ideas now. I have some ideas on what to do but if you were asked by a club to speak to kids of 15-17 yrs old about rod selection, what would you include? Please share your ideas, more heads better than one.

Thanks again for this and all your past tips.

Henry

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Henry,

 

Part 1 of my series of articles on Rod Building cover blank selection. The questions that need to be answered are the same for a finished rod. Namely:

 

- Fishing method: spinning, casting, etc.

- Water depth, current speed and structure

- Type and size of fish

- Skill level and physical size of the

fisherman.

- Type and size of reel and line.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Al

 

 

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