Catfish rods for the average angler do not need to be specialized. Rods made of fiberglass with the proper length, power, and action do the job. A catfish rod needs to handle sinkers up to 5 ounces. The length must provide long casting. The action is medium to medium fast to use more of the rod while fighting the fish. The best part is many are inexpensive so you do not need to spend a lot of money to go for catfish.
Spinning reels are becoming common in bass fishing. They offer the angler an easy way to work finesse baits. These baits are light so baitcaster do not perform well. Using a Wacky-rig or Ned-rig needs accuracy and ease of casting. A spinning reel is the best at performing these tasks. If you are a baitcaster only fisherman. It is time to step up your game with a spinning reel.
Choosing a fishing rod length needs to be thought through. A long rod casts farther and shorter rods offer accuracy. The type of fishing affects the rod length also. Fishing on streams uses shorter rods. While surfcasting a longer length is critical. An angler’s choice in lures has an effect on the length. Then action and power work with the length also. There are many factors in choosing a rod length.
Good musky rods are found in many price ranges. The trick is finding the right rod for you. The different lengths and actions all affect how the rod performs. Rods also have to be powerful enough for the lures and fish. Choosing the wrong rod relates to poor performance and losing fish. Anglers choose the wrong length more than any other mistake.
Musky reels need to be built for excess strain and use. A musky will take off hard and fast when hooked and the wrong tackle will make you lose the fish. Reels need twenty pounds of drag or no less than 15-18 lbs for budget models. They have to withstand repeated casting with heavy lures or live bait. Then the 50-80 pound test line is another factor to be considered, does the reel hold enough?