Best bass fishing equipment
Lure fishing, like any pastime or hobby you pursue, can be a costly experience depending on how dedicated you are. We are going to go through some of the equipment we use on a daily basis. It really doesn’t mean you have to spend fortunes on equipment I suppose it depends on how many times you go lure fishing, or any type of fishing throughout the year. You may not get that opportunity because of either work or other commitments (the misses) or something else. So how far you get into it, and how much you’re willing to spend is entirely up to you.
Rods and Reels
Well to be honest, as for rods there is a multitude of brands to choose from. But believe you me they all snap, I should know I’ve done my fair share. The rod I’m using at the moment had been broken and been repaired. I’m pretty convinced it had snapped at home though, I think the misses trod on it after the cat had knocked it over in our hallway. A quick little lesson, always put your gear away when you get home: she may not like you fishing.
My rod is a Major Craft Zalts, I suppose it pretty low to mid-range as far as pricing goes. I’d say about the £150 mark. But that suits me fine, it casts the lures well and is quite a powerful rod. Note: Make sure when purchasing a new rod you get the right rod for the right lures. They come with different ratings like 7 to 25 grams or 15 to 40 grams or whatever. Personally, I’d choose a 15 to 40-gram rating because some of the heavier lures like a Pachinko could snap a rod when casting if it’s too heavy for the rod. As for length, I suppose that’s up to your own personal taste, but I prefer about a 9-foot rod.
Top of the Range
Now the rod that the Bass Man uses, is a top of the range custom made DFR (Dorset Fishing Rods). This particular rod is as light as a feather compared to some standard rods. I think it cost around about the £400 pound mark but doesn’t mean they don’t break…..ask him. Yes, I was with him when it snapped. Normally when you pay that amount of money for a rod you should expect, or make sure it has a lifetime guarantee. With that being said, that does not take anything away from the quality of the rod, these things happen and in the Bass Mans case they replaced his DFR with no complaints.