Many fishermen, beginners or not, ask themselves, What equipment to choose for fishing? In fact, the question they ask themselves is, What equipment will allow me to catch more fish?
Is there an ideal fishing kit for beginners?
This is the first question that comes up for beginner anglers: When you start fishing you have to choose your equipment carefully to make sure it is suitable. If you have to choose a rod for a child, for example, think about adapting the weight and length of the rod to his or her body, a rod that is too long or too heavy will quickly become a deterrent to the pleasure that the child will be able to take in fishing. Whether it is for a child or even for an adult if you are a beginner, choose ultra-light sets that are much easier to handle and that will allow you to enjoy fishing small fish. The rod and reel should be balanced, meaning that once mounted, the weight of the reel will be well distributed in relation to the rod.
Is it possible to choose versatile fishing equipment?
The dream of many anglers would be to own a single set that would allow you to fish everything. However, a rod for lure fishing is not adapted to fishing with lures and vice versa. There is therefore no equipment adapted to all fishing techniques and many fishermen make this mistake which will greatly minimize the chances of catching fish! Either you will have to specialize in one technique or you will need equipment adapted to each technique.
Which fish do you want to catch and where?
Few fishermen ask themselves this question, but it is a very important one! Most fishermen unknowingly take the problem in reverse, they wonder what equipment to buy to fish? You have to proceed differently, i.e. target the species or 2 to 3 species you want to catch and the places where you are going to fish. That will allow you to refine your equipment research. For example, if you want to fish for pike in a lake and trout in a river, you will need two different sets (rod and reel) to be as efficient as possible. An ultra-light set for trout and a medium set for pike. Fortunately, the pike set will also allow you to fish pike-perch and a trout set will be used to look for perch in lake for example. So choose your fishing equipment according to the fish you are looking for to fish better.
With which technique do you want to fish?
You have understood that in order to choose the right equipment, it is important to ask yourself the right questions. It is necessary to think well and rather choose a fishing technique (lure fishing, fishing with the pose, cork fishing…) and to invest in the material adapted to this practice. It is better to invest fully in a technique to be effective and increase the number of catches, a technique mastered with a good knowledge of the fishing environment will bring you more results than several techniques all poorly mastered. Define the fishing technique that will give you the most satisfaction and buy the equipment accordingly.
What budget should you spend on fishing equipment?
Undoubtedly the determining question on the purchase of equipment for all of us. If you go fishing that sporadically useless to spend a fortune on equipment, just buy second-hand equipment, but remember to check the condition of the equipment. Take the time to think carefully about the fishing conditions you will encounter (places, seasons, species you are looking for) and these indications will help you to choose the right equipment that will give you pleasure to fish even occasionally. On the other hand, if you are already a passionate fisherman, invest in quality equipment by buying well-known and recognized brands because you will benefit from their know-how, from the fact that the equipment will have been designed and tested by the best fishermen, and if you need an after-sales service that is up to the task. No need to rush on all the possibilities which are proposed to you as regards equipment, 2 or 3 quality sets will easily allow you to make the tour of the species which you want to target and the places which you fish. Choosing your fishing equipment is already dreaming about your future catches.