Why Your Jigging Rod Is The Guitar of Your Rig
The internet is full of information about rock guitarists and the music buffs want to know about their rig. It’s much the same with fishing, because there is more than one element to your success or the lack of it. What people are going to want to know about first of all is the guitar: the principal tool of the trade. With tackle fishing, it’s the rod – perhaps your saltwater jigging rod. The guitar geek will also be interested in the pickups (in fishing, the reel and the controls) and even the strings (what make, what gauge – in fishing, the line) and the effects of pedals (sustain, chorus, wah wah etc – with you it’s lures). We’ll forget about the amplifier for now, okay? Read More
So, Eric Clapton uses mainly a Fender Stratocaster but has also been seen with a Fender Telecaster or a Gibson (Les Paul, SG, Flying V among others) and he will no doubt have tried just about everything else out there that seems like a good option. By the way, anything with caster on the end would be an obvious choice for a rod, but Leo Fender got there first and you might have copyright or trademark issues if you marketed a fishing pole under those names. Anyway, casting is only one concern, and the way your jig rod performs includes other aspects. A jigging spinning rod has to be the right size and weight for you, with the sensitivity and responsiveness you need. One person’s great jigging rod is another’s cumbersome plank, and a third person’s flimsy whip of a thing. We all have our own styles so we have our own preferences in hardware too. There is no right and wrong with jigging fishing rods, it’s just what suits you, and although the beginner will be wise to accept some guidelines, ultimately the long-term decision is going to be influenced by what happens out there on the fishing trip. Personal experience leads to personal preferences.
Choosing Your Jigging Fishing Rod
Guitarists can make themselves comfortable in the store and plug in whatever they fancy, sit there and see how it sounds and what it feels like. In fishing, it’s not quite so easy to find out what new things are like. You can’t swan into your local store and try out everything you like the look of (apart from an initial feel for balance etc.), but you can try what your friends and fellow fishing nuts are using, and it’s like any specialist pastime: you can spend many a happy hour discussing tackle and swapping stories of what happened when you tried this, what someone once told you about that or how you read about what they use in other places and how you’d like to give that a whirl some time. It pays to make a mental note of how a certain rod felt and what its specifications were, so you’ve got a benchmark to start from.
Ordering Your Jig Rod from Nomad Tackle
Knowing about weight and dimensions is important when ordering online. What we at Nomad Tackle can guarantee is that all our products including jigging rods and jigging lures are of the highest quality, so if you’ve got a good idea of what you’re looking for, you can order from us with confidence. Alternatively, tell us your location and we’ll give you the contact details for your nearest local stockists. And if you make a name for yourself as a rock star of the fishing world, maybe you’ll have your own signature model named after you one day.Read Less