Picking the right rod to fit your style is one of the first steps to becoming a consistently successful angler. Each blank has unique characteristics and each size feels different when casting. Using the same set up will over time make you more consistent, especially in situations where you need to get your bait into a specific spot or you are casting under mangroves, around pylons, etc.
- If possible keep a rod ready and rigged for multiple types of fishing. For example, keep your light tackle ready for inshore species, keep a trolling rod with swivels ready in the event you are going offshore or looking to troll the inlet, and keep bottom rigs ready for fishing the inlet or bottom fishing offshore.
- Use your own gear. Eventually you will make better moves with rods and reels that you are comfortable with. If fishing on a friends boat ask them if you can bring your own rod.
- Practice casting to certain spots with new gear. It’s easy to throw a weedless lure into a bucket in the backyard or anywhere you have open space to improve your accuracy.
- Try a few different rod manufacturers to see which you like the best.
Check out last weeks YouTube video to learn more about Kunnan rods.