Saltwater Rod

Im a beginner fisherman.Im intrested in saltwater fishing ,inshore,what type of pole would be best

When selecting a pole for fishing inshore you really need to figure out first which species of fish you will be angling for. This is the prime determining factor in selection of a fishing rod or any other fishing equipment for that matter. In general I would select a medium action six foot rod for angling inshore. This setup will allow you to fish for almost all of the species you will encounter. In may be a bit light for a large Tarpon but should be able to handle everything else if you are skilled. I recently caught a thirty pound Jack fishing with a medium light action pole and six pound test line. The skill of the angler can make up for equipment that is not perhaps the best for a given situation. Your reel selection is in my view far more important than the selection of a rod. It is imperative that you have a reel that has a smoothly operating drag and also hold at least two hundred yards of line. It is not uncommon for a large inshore saltwater fish to rip off well over a hundred yards of line rather quickly. Your overall setup should consist of a medium to heavy action rod at least six foot in length, a medium to large reel with smooth drag, braided line that will not stretch as your main line and fluorocarbon leaders of two feet that will be attached at the end of your main line and will hold the bait you are using.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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