Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bass Fishing Equipment

Bass fishing is one of the most fun and interesting hobbies. If you have never been Bass fishing you owe it to yourself to try it out. However, like all fishing games, it does require some equipment you may not have. Here are some of the items you’ll need.

First you need a rod and reel. There are two primary styles of reels, a bait casting reel and a spinning reel. Most of the Bass fishing is done with bait casting reels. It is a heavy duty reel. It holds a heavy weight line and allows you to put many pounds of drag on the line to tire out the fish quickly.

A spinning reel is a light weight reel. It generally uses lighter line and puts less drag on the line. However, the spinning reel requires more skill and finesse. You can’t just muscle in the fish. You must play him, fight him. You pit your skills against the fish’s response.

After you decide which reel you want to fish with you must decide which rod to get. The bait casting reel fits on a bait casting rod and a spinning reel fits on a spinning rod. However, most manufactures make a bait casting and a spin casting rod for each type of rod they make.

Next you will need an assortment of sinkers and hooks. One of the better sinkers is the Strike King Tour grade Tungsten weights. They come in black or green pumpkin colors and from 1/8 oz to 1 ¼ oz to meet all your needs.

There are several great hook manufactures, but Gamakatsu makes some great weed-less hooks. Weed less hooks are really great at preventing snags while fishing in the weeds and grass. They also come in several sizes so you can always use the right fish hook size.

If you watch a person fishing on a Bass fishing video you’ll get a feel for what equipment you will need.

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