Advanced Fishing Tips : Types of Fishing Rods Used by Advanced Anglers

Advanced Fishing Tips : Types of Fishing Rods Used by Advanced Anglers


Ron Colby, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Whenever
I do like some guide trips or take people fun fishing, I open up my rod locker and they
see I’ve got 20 rods sitting in this. As you can see right here, there’s probably
10-15 of them sitting up here on the deck. Why do you need so many? There’s a lot of
different presentation; a lot of different techniques. I’m going to give you a few
right now on what to start with. Drop shotting; in that you’ll want some spinning, very
good drag system on your spinning reel. Something you can fight the fish with because you’re
usually using 4-8 pound test line, very light. You want a very nice soft bend on your rod,
doesn’t take much. You want the rod to be fighting the fish a lot more and not so much
to drag on your reel. Then as you step up, you can be going up and you’re fishing a
little bit more heavier, spinning stuff, tubes, grubs, maybe some split shot and stuff like
that. You’re going to be wanting a heavier rod; something that’s got a faster tip on
it and is bending right here, a lot more backbone. Still very important, a good drag, because
you’re still fishing with lighter line, 8 pound test, 8-10 pound test. Ten is about
the heaviest you really want to put on a small spinning reel. As we step up, we go into lighter
presentations. Using small rip baits and small crank baits and stuff, your bait casting reels,
this prevents a lot of line twists. It’s usually more powerful to handle bigger fish
or bigger bait. That’s still a fast tip and you’ve really got to pay attention to
match, check on the sides, match your rod with your line weight and the lure weight.
These rods are generally balanced and they work the best with what they’re saying right
there. Now, as you go up and as we start getting into heavier tackle as you’re flipping trees
and grass, you’re going to go for a really long rod. This is a 7’6” heavy rod. A
lot of heavy action because you’re using like 20 pound test line or better and you’re
pulling those fish out of the grass. Generally, bigger baits, heavier weight.

14 thoughts on “Advanced Fishing Tips : Types of Fishing Rods Used by Advanced Anglers”

  • i wouldnt recomend doing that for a few reasons but mainly because with a casting rod you have a trigger on the bottom and if you put a spinning reel on there the trigger will be facing up and get in the way, making it a pain to have a good grip on the rod. during cast and what not.

  • With Rod selection it is important to also consider how you are fishing. Float tubing is becoming VERY popular here in the North East USA and using a 7ft rod or any bait caster for that matter is a bit of a no-no. The Largest Rod I would EVER use is a 6'6" MH w/ 8-20lb test. Maybe some braid for ripping heavy cover. A faster 6 or 6'6" footer can handel just about anything else including crank baits.

  • Also, The largest reel I have ever used is a Shimano Stradic 4000. For heavey cover but mostly for BIG fish. Giant Cats, or Muskies. The Stradic 2000 or any comparable reel will handel just about anything else. Actually I wouldn't be afraid landing any fish on the 2000. Being comfortable with both rod and bait is important.

  • @superrcpilot1 Ugly sticks are great rods, espically if your a weekend warrior. You don't need to spend $400 on a rod to go and relax. It is a bit touchy for me but I fish for pleasure 5 days plus a week. I DO use an ultra light Ugly stick for stocked trout and I own 2 others. One for fishing big cats and 1 for river muskies.. Plus your wife won't be able to crush it in the disposal. I love that comercial.

  • thx so much for this post
    -why, because you use left-hand fixed-spool reels, and also left-hand
    multipliers, as the casting and retrieving principles are the same
    -totally logical
    -can you please tell me why Shimano dont make EVEN one left-hand retrieve
    multiplier, and PENN, only one as far as i know?
    great vid

  • @BassMaster570 Basically Yes.. You can do that without it causing problems. It won't break your rod. It is basically just a guidline. That being said, If it was a Much Lighter lure, you might have problems getting casting distance.

  • @brettyboybpr88 Ok, This is a Myth. 8lb test will catch any Freshwater Bass in the US. The main problem with broken line is when people snag a tree and jerk and pull on the rod till the line or rod breaks. Many large catfish have been landed on ultralight rods. Also, I have a female cousin I brag about. She fought a 44.5 inch Northern Pike on 6lb test for 45 minutes before she landed it. She was not using a wire leader either. She just knew how to play the fish.

  • @BassMaster570 You should be fine, but it will just feel more heavier than usual or give you more resistance when you reel back.

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