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Is the fishing pole as important as the fishing lure??

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I would say yes! there are situation where the rod is as important as the lure the best example of this involves soft plastic jerk baits, the right rod and the correct lure in a Fisherman's hands can be deadly, what say you??

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You can catch with a lure and just a piece of string, so the lure is more important than the rod. The fisherman is the most important of all!

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I’d rather have the right lure with an inferior rod, than the right rod with an inferior lure. 

 

But that’s why we have so many setups! :laugh:

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6 mins ago, cheech said:

You can catch with a lure and just a piece of string, so the lure is more important than the rod. The fisherman is the most important of all!

"The fisherman is the most important of all!"  well said:)

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9 mins ago, TLap21 said:

I’d rather have the right lure with an inferior rod, than the right rod with an inferior lure. 

 

But that’s why we have so many setups! :laugh:

well said. 

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One can learn an old method we once used that was called soda can fishing . In some cases you can learn to throw a plug, bait jig and catch fish . The can is simply a fixed spool that holds good line and learn how to throw what ever you are using. We in another time have caught bluefish, striped bass, cod, flounder using this soda can style of fishing when we did not have enough cash to buy a rod and reel

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44 mins ago, cheech said:

The fisherman is the most important of all!

Ah, that's where I'm going wrong. It all makes sense now! :wee:

Edited by chitala383

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For me a good lure is better to have than a good rod. You can always catch fish on an inferior rod.

Edited by Cadman T

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What difference does it make, which is more important, they are both important.

 

Which is more important in your car, the accelerator or the brakes? You need the whole system to make it the way it needs to be, take any essentials away and the experience is tarnished at the very least.

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Gear is overrated.

 

A knowledgeable angler, who understands the fish and knows how to make the use of whatever gear he or she has, and the conditions that bring on the bite, will be far more effective than someone with all of the "right" gear, but lacking in knowledge.

 

Shooters have a saying, "Beware the man with only one rifle, for he probably knows how to use it."  Along the striper coast, one could say the same thing about someone with a pocket full of bucktails of different sizes, with gear just adequate to put them where they need to be, but a superior understanding of how such lures can be used under different conditions.  Such an angler will occasionally find places where the fish won't respond, but they will be very few and far between.

 

On the other hand, match a very competent angler with the perfect rod and a bag stuffed with good lures, and the results can be truly frightening.  But in the end, the angler still remains the most critical component.

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You can catch fish with bad rod and nice lure, and a nice rod with a cheap lure. What’s most important is that there’s fish where you put your lure.

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