How should fishing rods be stored?
Your home or garage can be ideal for keeping your fishing rods safe, as long as you keep them in a dry environment. Depending on the climate where you live, you may want to store your rods inside your home, so you can keep them at room temperature, whether it’s in an air conditioned or heated environment.
Can you store fishing poles bent?
Store Rods Straight and Vertical If you store a rod for an extended period with the tip bent because you hooked the first eye and reeled down tight after your last outing, chances are, when you release the tension of the line to use the rod months later, it will have a bend to it.
Is it bad to store fishing rods horizontally?
Maybe you’ve seen horizontal fishing rod storage and thought it might work well for your garage space. But is it bad to store fishing rods horizontally? Fortunately, fishing rods can be stored both horizontally and vertically, as long as the storage system offers proper support for the rod.
How long should your fishing rod be?
A short (6 feet or less) rod is ideal if you want to make short, accurate casts. When pinpoint accuracy is less critical, a long rod (over 7 feet) is the way to go. Dingy or dirty water and heavy cover are two situations where short-range accuracy is part of the recipe for success, and a shorter rod can really shine.
How do I keep my fishing line tight?
Put the spool of line on the floor, label up. Run the line through the guides on the rod to the reel with the bail open and tie it tightly to the spool. If you use a regular overhand square knot, pass the end through twice instead of just once – it will help keep the line tight on the spool. Close the bail.
Can fishing rods get wet?
For the most part, fishing reels were made to get wet occasionally, however if you are fishing in salt water it’s a good idea to rinse your reel with fresh clean water in an effort to get the salt off. It’s also recommended to lubricate your reels more often if they are getting wet.
Why do fishing rods bend?
The bend of the rod allows you to create a whipping motion that carries your cast further. This type of bend, called “Load,also allows you to place the bait/lure more accurately. Conversely, a rod that is too bendy or light can make it harder to cast larger baits and put the needed pressure on larger fish.