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Bass Fishing Rods and Reels

from Fisherman’s Handbook – Series 2

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If you walk down the aisles of any major tackle shop, you will be overwhelmed by the vast choice of Bass Fishing Rods and Reels on display. Here Wade Middleton and Clark Wendlandt pass on some great tips and advice on how to make sure you end up choosing the equipment that's best suited to your needs. When thinking about buying a rod things to consider are budget, length, strength, loop size, the type of handle and how you want the reel to sit, it's also worth considering whether you need a range of rods to cover different fishing conditions. Baitcaster reels come in a lot of different sizes and set ups. Things to consider here are left or right hand, gear ratios and retrieve speeds, the braking system and range of adjustment on the drag. Spinning reels get discussed too. Generally the more money you've got to spend, the higher the quality of equipment you will get. One of Wade's best tips is to try the feel of a rod and reel combination in the shop before you commit, its got to feel right for you.

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