If you’re looking to spend any significant amount of time fishing, it would be well worth your while to spend some time beforehand doing research on several different fishing rods. This ensures you get a solid investment and the most bang for your buck. A good fishing rod may not magically make you better at angling, but a poor rod will definitely limit your ability.
Still, how can you determine what makes a good rod if you don’t know where to start? There are a few important benchmarks in determining a rod’s quality:
No, we’re not talking about movies. Action is a term that describes how much the rod deflects, or bends, when tension is applied to it. A fast-action rod will only bend in the top third of the rod, whereas a slow-action rod will start to bend all the way down to the lower third of the rod.
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