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Buying fishing tackle


Gamefishing can be an extremely enjoyable and relaxing adventure. As long as you have the right fishing tools, the right fishing safety knowledge, and a little bit of support from friends or fellow gamefishers, you could perform your fishing successfully.

One of the most overlooked factor in buying fishing equipments is choosing the right fishing tackle. Follow these simple guidelines in the selection of tackles.
  • Choose the right fishing flies that you would be using to catch the type of fish you will be targeting to seize. The basic rule in choosing the kind of fly is to know which is abundant in this specific fishing spot
  • After you have decided which fly to use, choose the appropriate fishing line to use. The three most commonly used tackles are fly-fishing, plug casting and spinning. The difference between them is that spinning and plug-casting makes use of bait as weight to drag the line from its reel to the target point of your fishing
  • Fly fishing lines come in 4 different types: double taper, shooting-taper, weight-forward and level taper. Within these 4 different types of lines are numerous variations. However, once you know what kind of fishing wish to accomplish and what kind of fish you want to catch, you will be using only one particular fishing line
The fishing lines have numbers that rank from 1 to 15. However, the most common among anglers are the lines numbered from 3 to 12 in weight. As a basic rule for optimum catching, the first 30 feet of your fishingline should be weighted and matched to the rod.
  • Next thing you should purchase is the rod and reel. The most suitable equipment for beginning game fishers is the spin-casting gears that is easy to operate and provides the least setbacks. For any kind of fishing, the recommended spin-casting reel is mounted on a light-action 6-foot casting rod and spooled with an 8-pound test line. The reel and rod can be purchased as a package in every good fishing store. Most professional anglers prefer bait-casting and spinning tackle
  • You also need sinkers, hooks and bobbers. Sinkers and hooks can be bought in different packs in different styles and sizes. When you are selecting bobbers, always keep in mind that the smaller the bobber, the better the performance. The struggling of the fish would depend on the size of your bobber
  • Professional game fishers prefer artificial lures. The recommended sizes of fishinglures are 1/8 up to 1/4 ounce
Remember that the kind of tackle you buy depends on the fish you are aiming to catch. Avoid buying unnecessary fishing items and enjoy a great fishing experience.