Telescopic Surf Casting Fishing Rods with great mechanical advantage in casting.
Surfcasting is a fishing method to cast a bait or lure as far out into the water as is necessary to reach the target fish from the shore. Two-handed casting techniques are used to cast the lure or bait the added distances required in many cases to reach feeding inshore fish. Beachcasting is a method to cast out to sea a lead weight between 120g and 200g from the beach or shoreline, or by wading into the shallow waters and casting out into or beyond the breaking waves using very long fishing rods, from 12 and 21 feet. Bait used in this form of fishing might include artificial flies or spinners, limpets or mussels, sendworm or bludworm, sandeel, or squid, peeler crab or fish.
Surf casting rods look like oversized spinning rods or bait casting rods with long grip handles for two-handed casting techniques. Surf casting rods are from 10 to 18 feet (3 - 5 m) in length; they have to be longer to be able to cast the lure or bait beyond the breaking surf where fish likely pray, and strong enough to cast heavy lures or bait needed to hold the bottom in rough water. They are used in shore fishing from the beach, rocks or other shore feature or sea fishing from the shoreline. The length of the rod depends on how far and what weight of lure you want to cast, let say a 12ft surf-casting rod will easily allow you to throw a 2- to 4-oz lure more than 200 feet.
The advantage of long surf rod is great casting distance. Also it helps to fight the big game fish without breaking a fishing line. When a fish attacks or takes off running you can allow the fish to make very short runs to 5 or 6 ft with just the rod, not using a line. You have much more control on the fish and it allows you to use lighter line with a longer rod. With shorter rods you need to use heavier line that kills casting distance and is senseless. You can also break heavy line a lot easier with a short rod than you can with a long one.
These rods are made of a Higher Modulus Graphite Carbon manufactured in Japan, using Japanese Design, Engineering and Technology. They are compact, provide superior portability, yet extremely flexible. Lightweight blanks are incredibly sensitive and will detect the slightest bites, and still will have enough strength to land the hardest fighters.
Surf casting rods can be used for targeting a wide variety of species from surf and shore, like extremely popular Striped Bass and Bluefish. This species can be fished from shore and ranges in weight from a few pounds to the common range of 30 to 40 lb (15 kg) and even more. The surf rods are great for Red Drum / Red fish, Black Drum, Tautog / Blackfish, Flounder / Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Bonefish, Atlantic Bonito and Albacore Tuna, Pompano and Spanish Mackerel, Sharks and Weakfish (Sea Trout), Snook and Tarpon.
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How to cust with surf custing rod.1. The cast begins by bringing the rod up and over the shoulder to about 2 o'clock (make sure to check behind you first). Your leading hand should end up at shoulder height. Also turn your head and watch the lure.
Shift your weight to your back leg. This will drop the rod tip a bit.
2. Then forcefully pull the rod straight up over your head using the right hand. Push the butt end down with the left hand. As you are doing this, shift your weight to your forward foot to help give the cast more momentum. Keep your eyes on the lure during the entire cast.
3. Given enough power the rod tip will bend as it moves overhead. This helps propel the terminal tackle forward. However, because surf casting rods tend to be very stiff the power, and hence the distance, of the cast is highly dependent on the power you put into it with your arms. That is why surfcasting requires some strength.
4. As the lure passes over your head and reaches 11 o'clock release the line from your index finger to allow the lure or bait to move freely towards the target area. The rod should follow through a bit toward the target. When the bait hits the water slow the release of the line.
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Several helpful TipsNever lift your catch, always play with the fish and use landing net to land it. Always extend and insert telescopic sections very gently, try do not extend them too forcibly, try to keep it off the ground to avoid dirt getting into the joints. Wipe it clean with a cloth before taking it down so you don't jam dirt into the joint, rinse rod with freshwater after using it in saltwater as soon as you can. Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
You should open and close the rod with a special care, always keep control of the rod sections. Telescopic rods can easily take even very heavy load, they are very strong and durable but they need to be handled with cared too. They usually don't break while fighting the fish but they could break while they are being closed without special care. Opening and closing these rods must be done very carefully and gently, no sideway pressure should be applied to the rod while closing it.
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Opening Telescopic Rod.Telescopic rods are very simple to open, but there are a couple of points to keep in mind to simplify the process and avoid damaging the rod:
Closing Telescopic Rod.Telescopic rods are closed in the opposite direction, starting with the bottom section and collapsing them all the way to the tip one. It's recommended to hold each section at its thickest point of the section which is near the joint.
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If rod sections get stuck at a joint:Occasionally a section may get stuck. The most frustrating things that can happen to a telescopic fishing rod (after braking) is to become jammed at a joint. This can happen due to dirt/mud/sand in the joint but the main cause of the joints fixed too tightly is extending the rod too forcibly.
Prevention is better than cure: try do not extend the rod too forcibly, try to keep your rod off the ground at all times to avoid dirt getting into the joints. Wipe it clean with a cloth before taking it down so you don't jam dirt into the joint. If you've been using it in saltwater give it a quick rinse with freshwater as soon after use as you can. Its a good idea to put a protectant like WD-40, Tackle Guard or a silicon lube on the joints.
When it happens there are several techniques to unstick the sucker.
C. If the hot water technique fails try the next step up. Do the same as above but put ice on the small side of the joint to shrink it. This is easiest if you get some ice from your freezer place it on a cloth or towel and then wrap that around the rod and hold it while you heat the other side with hot water.
D. Try a penetrating lubricant like WD-40, CRC or Tackle Guard. Leave the joint to soak for an hour or two and then try gently to take the rod down.
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Take a good care of your rod.
This is one of the most common causes of breakage and is 100% angler-caused.
4. Be extra careful when getting your fishing rod out of the car, especially if it is a graphite rod. Too many people break their rod on the car door.
8. If you seal up the damp or sordid fishing rod, the moisture will possibly cause the bubbling or scaling off of lacquer. To prevent this, always rub off the moisture on fishing rod and keep it in a ventilated place. Never store a rod in its tube. Humidity can cause the moisture.
9. Always rub off the moisture, salt and dirt before storage.
Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.