Picking The Right Fishing Rod
It doesn’t matter if you are a new fisherman to the sport or an experienced angler with thousands of days on the water. Picking the right rod for the job can be difficult. When walking into a rod shop, the sheer number of choices and variations among rod manufactures is overwhelming at times.
Many fishing rods have numbers written across the blanks that mean something to the rod manufacturers, but to you as a consumer, those numbers are meaningless. At times it takes longer to decipher what the numbers mean than it does to figure out what application you want the rod for.
Temple Fork Outfitters takes that confusion out of the equation by creating an easy to understand rod power numbering system called the Rod Power Coding. To put it simply—they save you time in the tackle shop so you can spend time on the water.
To identify a TFO rod’s power, simply pick up the rod and read the numbers. The first numbers being the height of the rod and the last number being the power of the rod. The rod power system works on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being an ultra light, and a 7 being an extra heavy.
For example, if you need a 3 power rod, also known as medium light, to throw a light bait such as a jerk bait, you would look at the rod and see GIS 693. The first numbers let you know that this rod is 6’9”. The last number being a 3, lets you know that you have a 3 power rod. It works the same way for all TFO rods.
For another example, if you needed a rod for throwing bigger baits, and catching bigger fish, you would look at the GIS 705 . The first two numbers tell you this rod is exactly 7 ft. With 5 as the last number, you can be ensured that this rod will be medium heavy and that it can handle a heavier line and a heavier bait without any issues. The rod will have the ability to cast the appropriate size lure within the application that you need it.
The rod power coding on a Temple Fork Outfitters rod clears up any confusion that you as an angler may have when you pick up that rod.
Written on the rod as well will be the suggested pound line to use. This ensures that you pair the rod with the perfect reel, creating the best rod combo possible. Also, choosing the right pound line does more than just prevent the breaking off of lures and the heartache that comes from losing a fish. The correct pound line makes the rod cast farther, smoother and more accurately.
Picking the right rod for you and the application you need doesn’t have to be difficult. You can have confidence when you walk out of the tackle shop with a TFO rod that you have the right rod for the job.