just practical advice
January 26, 2011 at 10:18am
Just letting newbies know you don't have to get an expensive pole. If people want to get a $200 pole (which are lighter and more sensitive), that's fine.
In my experience, too many bad things happen to poles, and its better to have numbers of decent poles than 2 expensive poles. Poles fly out boats, rod tips get broken, poles get snapped. In fact, the more expensive poles are more prone to this.
I catch limits of reds year-round, and plenty of trout, flounder, drum, etc. on so-called 'cheap' poles that are still light-weight and flexible. Of course, I'm not suggesting people get a $10 stick, either, just a decent pole.
Its more important to invest in a good reel, IMHO.
Of course, if you are rich, then go to town. But, I'm not rich.