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Hey there, my name is Sean – MiStinger Fishing is my site. I’m located here in the US but I’ve been fortunate enough to catch bass in the UK, barracuda in Australia, trout here at home and carp on the Danube delta.
If I’m not fishing, or talking about fishing, then….I’m probably asleep or watching fishing competitions on TV.
We all know the importance of a good reel to your fishing performance - it's critical. Just for those that don't know, a fishing reel is a cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod used in winding and stowing line. A contemporary fishing reel with a modern design also usually has fittings aiding in casting for distance and accuracy, as well as retrieving line.
Fishing reels are traditionally used in the recreational sport of angling and competitive casting. They are usually fixed to your fishing rod, although some specialized reels are fitted with pressure sensors for immediate retrieval. This kind of equipment is usually fitted on down rigger systems which are mounted directly to an ocean fairing sport boat. Gunwales or transoms and are used for 'deep drop' and trolling. Now that's what I call a good time!
If you're looking for a new fishing rod you're in the right place. A fishing rod is a long, flexible rod used by us fishermen to catch fish. In the simplest form, a fishing rod is a basic stick or pole attached to a line ending in a hook - previously known as an angle, hence the term angling! Fun fact for you there. The length of a rod can vary between 2 and 20 feet or between 0.5 and 6 m. To attract the fish, bait or lures are impaled on one or more hooks attached to the line. The line is generally stored on a reel which reduces tangles and assists in landing a fish.
Historically rods are manufactured from bamboo, while modern rods are usually made from fibreglass or carbon fibre. The modern material makes rods much lighter in weight. Fishing rods are used in both recreational fishing and competitive casting. Rods can come in many sizes, actions, lengths and configurations, all of which is dictated by what size of fish you are looking to use it to catch - small, medium or large. Or what type of water fresh or salt water environments. But whatever rod you're looking for we have you covered with our in depth posts here at mistinger.com.