happyrock
4 years ago1,000+ Views
In order to be able to understand what the store clerk or your local fishing buddies are talking about in terms of the rod, its good to learn some names of the basic parts. Not everybody uses these terms, but having them on hand just in case can be helpful when getting advice on the best rod. That being said, once you start to grasp the parts of the rod, you can ask your buddies to tell you what they find most important on a rod, and you'll understand it well enough to look for the same at the store, on your own. "Action" and "Power" are two more terms your buddies might use when explaining their rod preferences--don't worry! We'll get to those soon. Experts: Did you know all this rod lingo? I definitely didn't know them all, but then again, I'm not the expert.
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Wow this sort of reminds me of the technical names of the sides of a ship, haha
@happyrock It was an old Shakespeare kid's fishing rod. I'm really not sure if they make them anymore. There will always be a special place in my heart for that rod, even if it is just taking up space now.
I remember my first rod, I think I still got it in the shed.
even after buying quite a few rods in my life I pretty much just go by the feel of the parts I know im picky over. like guides and reel seats.
@cityofkyle theres definitely a lot of pieces. ...more than one would expect hah
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