What is rod and reel fishing?

Understanding Rod and Reel Fishing

At its most basic form, a fishing rod is a straight rigid stick/pole with a line attached to one end. Traditional Tenkara fishing is an example of this form. However, modern rods tend to be elastic and the line is stored in a reel mounted directly on the rod handle. This reel controls the line retrieval, which is usually hand-cranked.

Choose Your Best Reel

For a superior blend of performance and affordability, the Okuma Ceymar C-30 cannot be outrivalled. It’s lightweight, well-constructed, and offers impressive features like an oversized bail roller for excellent line control.

The Art of Cast and Reel

Casting in fishing is the act of throwing bait or a lure using a fishing rod, reel, and line. There are several types of rod and reels specifically designed for casting. The casting method may vary but its objective is always to get the bait or lure to where the fish are.

Different Types of Reels

In the world of rod and reel fishing, there are 4 main types of reels: spincast, baitcasting, spinning and fly reels. Choosing the right reel can greatly enhance your fishing experience. Each type has its own functional benefits according to your fishing style and skill level.

Reel vs Real: A Common Confusion

The words "reel" and "real" may sound alike but have different meanings. Here’s an example: A person could use a real reel to reel in a real big fish. "Real," with an "a," refers to the "actual thing."

Delving into the World of Fishing Rods

A fishing rod, or a fishing pole, is a tool used to catch fish. A "fishing pole" refers to a simple pole or stick with a line attached to the tip, often accompanied by a hooked fishing lure or bait.

Making the Choice: Rod or Reel?

While the rod is important for casting smaller baits and setting hooks, a spinning reel with a really good drag system would probably be worth spending more on than a baitcaster. The final choice will significantly depend on your specific fishing needs and style.