Fishing rods come in a variety of materials, from graphite to fiberglass. Advanced anglers often prefer graphite rods due to their stiffness and combat power. They are also more sensitive, making it easier to detect bites. However, graphite is more brittle than other options.
Fiberglass rods are usually the least expensive and slightly heavier than graphite rods. They are suitable for larger fish, but be careful as they can cause fish to break due to their lack of elasticity. Fiberglass rods have a slow to medium action and flex from the bottom to the top. The size of the fishing rod affects the distance it can travel.
Smaller rods travel shorter distances, while longer rods can project further. When it comes to river fishing from a kayak, you must decide if you are going to fish sitting or standing. If you are a novice angler, it is best to start in a pond as it is simple and can be productive if the pond has good fish. Longer fishing rods are ideal for covering more water and fishing at great depths.
When choosing a rod, consider whether you will be fishing from the coast or from a boat, as well as the species of fish you are targeting. Fishing rods are classified from ultra-light to ultra-heavy. Ultra-light rods are more suitable for smaller species such as trout or skillet fish, while ultra-heavy rods are used on deep-sea fishing trips.