Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

How to select a rod.

Rate this topic

2 posts in this topic


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.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



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


- Type and size of reel and line.


Hope this helps.





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.