When people ask me for recommendations on what the best fishing rod is, I usually ask them what they plan to catch. You see, if you don’t have a target, then how will you consistently perform? This is how marketers work. They must first figure out what market is the best for their product. Then they research the target market to figure out what appeals to them. Afterward, they execute. These are the same steps you should take when fishing. First, figure out what fish are in your area. Next, you have to learn about what they like to eat. Where do they live? At what times do they feed? Lastly, you go purchase the equipment necessary to target those fish.
This is one reason why I recommend the specifics-specific rods. They are made for one type of fish, built for their feeding habits, weight, fight, etc. Not only will you be more efficient, you will be happier with the results! Study your target, and then hunt. For example, if you are going after trout, a great fishing rod is the Okuma SST Trout Spinning Rod.
This spinner is made of IM-8 graphite, giving it a lightweight and sensitive feel. When you use this in the freshwater setting, this is perfect for the types of fish that dwell in these areas. You will be able to feel the smaller fish bites, but can handle the large fish that come up to feed as well. The guides are made from stainless steel, so it will keep your line held while preventing line wear and tear. The guides also have inserts made of Zirconium that decrease the friction created by braided fishing lines.
In addition to trout, you can use this rod on salmon as well. This rod is recommended for beginners with trout in their area, which is a pretty common fish in the world especially in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a sturdy rod that will last you a while. It’s a great piece for your collection, making sure that you have the specific tools required for each specific fish you tackle. Good luck!
The Okuma Fishing tackle company was established in 1987. A relatively new company in the fishing industry, it was started in Taiwan by Chang Liang-ren after a friend showed him the spinning reel. It was easy for him to understand that the key to Okuma’s success as a company was technology. Thus, he invested in a Research and Development center based in Germany.
The constant leaps in technological advancement in the fishing tackle industry has made Okuma one of the top producers of fishing tackle in the industry. In fact, Okuma is the No. 1 manufacturer of fishing tackle (in volume). The company sponsors great fishermen, including the likes of Mark Romanack, Scott Martin, as well as the fishing show Into the Blue. Due to their investment in technology, they remain at the top of the fishing world.