There is no better way to relax than spending some time away from it all with your fishing gear. If you have decided to take up fishing, you may be wondering where to start. Below is a guide which explains everything you will need to make your fishing trip a complete success.
Of course, you can't fish without a rod! If you are just starting out, you should avoid spending a fortune on an expensive and specialist rod. Instead, you should visit your local fishing supply store and have a chat with the staff behind the counter. Explain that you are just starting out and would like a sturdy rod for an economical price. It is also handy to say what type of fishing you are planning to do, as this may affect the type of rod they recommend.
Hooks come in a range of different sizes and are designed to hold different types of bait and to capture different sizes of fish. If you use a very fine hook to catch a larger fish, it is likely that the fish will break free as you attempt to bring them in. The staff in your local recreational fishing shop will be able to show you the different sizes and types of hooks before recommending the best one for you. If you are unsure, you should buy a few different sizes of hooks so you can try them out to see which you like best.
There are a number of different gauges of fishing line. However, as a beginner, you do not need to get bogged down in which type of line is best for you. A length of standard line will be fine for your first fishing trip. You should also buy a second piece of line which can be used as a spare in the event that the line you are using snaps or becomes trapped on a submerged log and needs to be cut free.
A sinker is a piece of metal which helps to carry the hook and bait down to a depth where the fish are. Sinkers can either be tied to the fishing line or crimped into place using a pair of pliers.
A Carry Box
Finally, you will need to invest in a sturdy carry box for all of your fishing gear. Not only will a box help to keep your equipment safe, but it can also be used as a seat during your fishing expedition.
If you would like to find out more about fishing equipment, you should contact a recreation and sports retailer today.