Showing posts with label Fishing Rods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fishing Rods. Show all posts

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fishing Description

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping.

The term fishing may be applied to catching other aquatic animals such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate.

According to FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people. In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational pastime.


Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to at least the beginning of the Paleolithic period about 40,000 years ago. Isotopic analysis of the skeletal remains of Tianyuan man, a 40,000 year old modern human from eastern Asia, has shown that he regularly consumed freshwater fish. Archaeology features such as shell middens, discarded fish bones and cave paintings show that sea foods were important for survival and consumed in significant quantities.

During this period, most people lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and were, of necessity, constantly on the move. However, where there are early examples of permanent settlements (though not necessarily permanently occupied) such as those at Lepenski Vir, they are almost always associated with fishing as a major source of food.

The ancient river Nile was full of fish; fresh and dried fish were a staple food for much of the population. The Egyptians had implements and methods for fishing and these are illustrated in tomb scenes, drawings, and papyrus documents. Some representations hint at fishing being pursued as a pastime. In India, the Pandyas, a classical Dravidian Tamil kingdom, were known for the pearl fishery as early as the 1st century BC. Their seaport Tuticorin was known for deep sea pearl fishing.

The Paravas, a Tamil caste centred in Tuticorin, developed a rich community because of their pearl trade, navigation knowledge and fisheries. Seafood played a central role in the food culture of ancient Greeks, though fishing scenes are rarely represented in their art, a reflection of the low social status of fishing. Oppian of Corycus, a Greek author wrote a major treatise on sea fishing; the Halieulica or Halieutika, composed between 177 and 180. This is the earliest such work to have survived to the modern day. Pictorial evidence of Roman fishing comes from mosaics.

The Roman god of the sea Neptune is depicted as wielding a fishing trident. The Moche people of ancient Peru depicted fishermen in their ceramics. One of the world’s longest trading histories is the trade of dry cod from the Lofoten area of Norway to the southern parts of Europe, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The trade in cod started during the Viking period or before, has been going on for more than 1,000 years and is still important.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Seeker Fishing Rods

Seeker Fishing Rods

Seeker Fishing Rods Inshore Ii Blue Lightning Spin Live Bait; 7'; 12lb. 

seeker fishing rodsAptly named for the new blue-tinted epoxy coating that reflects blue light in the sun. Blanks are S-glass; with graphite fibers in the butt section for increased stiffness and power. Guides are titanium framed with blue zircon rings. 

Zircon is the hardest guide material you'll find; for resistance to nicks; dings and wear from braided line. Handles are EVA and the butt cap is bulbed for comfort when you're making hundreds of casts.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shakespeare Ugly Stik

Shakespeare Ugly Stik

   Select Custom touches, and premium hardware crafted around the proven high-performance Ugly Stick® Blank. Rich diamond wraps accent aluminum Stuart reel seats and AFTCO® roller guides on stand-up models, while lighter models feature Fuji® reel seats and guides.

Gimbal butts with rubber butt caps. These are all one piece rods.

This is where value meets performance. If you want one good all around fishing pole the Ugly Stick is your best choice. I use a big one for Muskie, a small one for pan fish, and medium size for everything in between.
They are tough as well as sensitive enough to help you feel a light bite. 

They are not the cheap all fiberglass poles, but combine fiberglass and graphite to give you the best of both worlds.

ML = Medium Light
M = Medium
MH = Medium Heavy

Shimano Crucial

Shimano Crucial    

The Crucial series is Shimano’s most comprehensive line of rods, with a huge selection of models for every technique, from casting topwaters to drop-shotting on a spinning rig—they’re built to make you even better at the type of fishing you’re already skilled at! 
With their introduction of the original, pearl white Chronarch a decade ago, Shimano has built a strong and almost impenetrable reputation in the fishing world by producing quality fishing reels and backing them up with one of the most highly skilled and customer friendly warranty service departments you can find in any industry.     

While many marvel at the marketing and engineering success of their reels, Shimano fishing rods, despite offering competitively priced, quality products, have had to fight an uphill battle to break through the highly competitive and fiercely battled mid-level fishing rod market. With the re-design and re-introduction of their top line freshwater series of rods, the Crucial, Shimano has now given notice that they’re finished playing nice and are turning up the heat in this already volatile market.



The power curve dynamics are custom tailored for specific angling methods, so that you can fish with confidence while maximizing your effectiveness. Every specialized rod features an incredibly strong yet extremely sensitive IM10 graphite blank, topped with slick and durable Fuji Alconite guides, high-density EVA foam split grips that reduce weight and improve ergonomics, and custom Shimano reel seats that lock your reel into place.   

Feature :
  • Power curve dynamics are custom tailored for specific angling methods
  • IM10 graphite blank
  • Fuji® Alconite® guides
  • High-density EVA foam split grips
  • Custom Shimano reel seats

G. Loomis GL2

G. Loomis GL2   Bass are cover-oriented. Therefore, you must choose a rod with the right action to cast accurately, to fish the bait as it was designed, and to provide the power needed to bring them in to the boat. 
G. Loomis GL2 Casting Rods combine the power, sensitivity, finesse and actions to get the job done—all at an affordable price. These completely re-designed GL2 Trigger Rods feature a split-grip handle engineered for high performance bass fishing. Anglers who prefer to put the rod butt under their arm will discover that the rod’s unique, flat-sided fighting-butt provides ergonomic comfort.  This rod would have made it higher up the list because of its quality but the steep price keeps it down to number three. Coming in at seven foot this rod gives you a longer cast and more control where your bait lands.   


Designed to use four to ten pound test line, its perfect for shad, small bass and of course walleye. If you are a good angler and can afford the hefty price tag, a G-Loomis will help to put more fish in your boat. This rod also comes perfectly equipped for the serious angler. G. Loomis GL2 Casting Rods are light, strong and reliable. Made in USA           

Features : 
  • Light, strong and reliable
  • Split-grip handle affords ergonomic comfort
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Extreme durability
  • Manufacturer’s Limited Lifetime Warranty

Daiwa Saltiga Surf

Daiwa Saltiga Surf   Daiwa Saltiga Surf Casting Rods are engineered for superior casting distance and the perfect combination of strength, durability and sensitivity. Daiwa Saltiga Surf Casting Rods are available in a variety of lengths and actions. 
Daiwa’s exclusive V-Flex ferrule design provides one-piece feel and performance. Other features include Fuji New Concept Alconite guides and, on 10’ and longer models, an adjustable balance weight for fine tuning your particular balance preferences.     

If you are this far down the list you troll when the conditions are right for a variety of game fish. Coming in at around 8 feet allows you to get your bait away from the boat without having to use planner boards.

When you need to cover a lot of water to find the active fish, having the Daiwa
Saltiga Surf Casting Rods will save your wrists the strain that using a small rod puts on it. 

  Feature :   
  • Power Slim™ HVF graphite blank construction
  • Fuji® "New Concept" Alconite® guides
  • Fuji reel seat
  • V-Flex™ ferrule system (multi-piece models)
  • Adjustable balance weights on 10' and longer models
  • Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty

St. Croix Avid

St. Croix Avid Series  

Already one of the great rods of our time, the Avid is now even lighter, stronger, more sensitive, and superhuman than ever. High-modulus SCIII graphite blanks were re-engineered using exclusive IPC® technology to make the actions nice and crisp and put that "weightless" feeling in your rod hand.     

Black-framed Fuji® Alconite® Concept guides--light and sensitive--are the perfect complement, as are the precision Fuji reel seats. The select-grade cork handles have all been re-thought and re-shaped; for pure comfort and leverage, there's really nothing comparable! Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in the USA.   St. Croix Avid Spinning Rods are more expensive and not budget friendly, but for avid anglers it might just be the best rod you ever found. The light weight, sensitivity, and strength of these rods are unmatched in the fishing rod world.

UL = Ultra Light
L = Light
ML = Medium Light
M = Medium
MH = Medium Heavy

Element 21 Carrot

Element 21 Carrot Stix Wild Black  

The sleek, super-strong, and extra-light Wild Black rods now feature the elimination of decorative coatings, plus new assembly systems for a total of 8 grams removed—resulting in a 10% overall reduction in weight. For even more efficiency, the labels have been moved to the handle blank!     

The dual-helical bias 30 ton plus graphite blank gives maximum sensitivity and unparalleled balance; the blank is also unsanded for maximum strength retention, and filled with an airweight resin that has three-times the modulus of the coating. Fuji Alconite micro guides are spaced for the most efficient casts and a profound sense of feel.  

Graphite blank is constructed with Element 21 advanced nano carrot fiber and nano silica for light weight and flexible strength

Advanced nano carrot fiber technology extracts nano cellulose biofibers from carrots and adds them to a bonding matrix to create a super strong biopolymer
Stress-free design analysis program creates an even distribution of stress along the entire blank

Feature :
  • Dual-helical bias 30 ton plus graphite blank
  • Unsanded blank for maximum strength retention
  • Airweight resin-filled blank
  • Fuji® Alconite® micro guides