Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Looking after your salt water fishing tackle

There is nothing worse than finally getting to head out onto the water and finding your priced reel is seized up or the line guides on your rod have corroded away to nothing.

Looking after your salt water fishing tackle in particular, although not a huge job is extremely important if you want your gear to last and perform, time after time, trouble free.

Salt water in particular is highly corrosive and where there is salt water there is usually sand, and both these elements are enemy number one to the fine workings of just about all fishing reel types.

Taking the time to properly clean your salt water fishing gear can save you a whole lot of heart ache, and money.

How to Properly clean your fishing rods and reels

To get the most from your fishing reels and rods, you need to properly clean and maintain them after every use.

If your like me, at the end of a fishing trip the last thing you feel like doing is spending time cleaning your fishing gear.

For the small amount of time it takes it really will make a difference to the longevity and quality of your rods and reels.

When fishing in fresh water it is not such a big deal and a general rub down with a soft cloth or sponge using soapy water, then drying with a clean towel is usually enough.

I will usually clean my rods and reels the same way no matter whether I have been in fresh or salt water to ensure it is always clean and ready to go the next time I go fishing.

Salt Water Is Enemy Number One of Fishing Rods and Reels

Salt water is such a corrosive substance and if left uncleaned can very quickly do damage to your expensive fishing gear.

I follow the same pattern each time I clean to make sure I don't miss any parts of the rod or reel.

READ COMPLETE ARTICLE How to Properly clean your fishing rods and reels

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Reliable Fishing Gear

As a commercial fisherman there is one thing that is extremely important to me, and that is having reliable gear.

When I head off with the boys for a bit of recreation time as an amateur fisherman, I expect the same from the fishing reels and rods that I use in these conditions as well.

One Brand of rod that I continue to use for their strength and reliability are Daiwa Rods

There is a Daiwa Rod for every type of fishing situation, and all of them constructed with the best materials available.

Below is part of an article I recently wrote on Daiwa fishing rods

Daiwa Rods built to last

Daiwa uses several different technologies and quality parts to make sure their rods last.
One of the Technologies they use to construct a large amount of their rods is Glatech.

Glatech sandwiches unidirectional fiberglass between 90ยบ inner and outer layers of graphite. The result, an incredibly resilient blank with the backbone and lifting power to control and move strong fish. It also resists twisting for less stress, greater strength and hook-setting power.

These strong yet sensitive blanks combined with powerlift grips, which are triangular in shape rather than your standard circular grip. Triangular shape means a surer grip with less wobble when you're cranking hard. All this put together and you have one hell of a powerful tool.

Daiwa rods, strong yet sensitive
In all types of fishing you need a rod that will handle the type of fish you are targeting as well as giving you the sensitivity necessary to feel what is going on at the other end of the line.

If you target fish that nibble at the bait or draw it into their mouths rather than striking straight up, then you need to be able to feel this so you can pick the right moment to strike.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE Daiwa Rods are Built for Any Situation

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Daiwa Rods as my weapon of choice

I have been using Daiwa Rods for some years and have a different rod for each fishing situation.

One reason for this is that catching different species of fish requires the ability to be able to firstly, cast whatever fishing tackle I need for the type of fish I am targeting into the right area.

Secondly have the sensitivity to feel what is going on at the other end of the line, and thirdly have the strength and backbone to deal with whatever size or aggressiveness of the fish I catch.

I have started to write about a few of the experiences I have had using Daiwa Rods, and the first part is entitled Daiwa Rods and Big Fish

Daiwa Rods and Big Fish
There is nothing better than heading out to sea on a crystal clear morning just as the sun starts to peak over the horizon.

You get that red glow above as the sun starts to light up the sky, below as the ocean becomes more visible it is like the boat is gliding through a pool of silky smooth oil.

We are heading out to our favourite couple of marks about 6 mile out to sea at a depth of around 36 fathoms, our weapons of choice for today are Daiwa rods, and big fish is what we are hoping to find.

On our way to our destination we cross several other small reefs along the way so I decide to troll a couple of Rapala X-rap Magnum fishing lures out the back in the hope of picking up a Mackerel or even a yellow fin tuna.

My favourite one of these lures is the silver body with the red head, this lure has done me proud many times and there are a few teeth marks in the paint work down the side of the body from a few near misses as well

The Daiwa rods I have on board for trolling are the Saltiga G Boat rods, the matchup of quality components on these rods gives them greater strength and lifting power to be able to control powerful fish. They are a great combination, Daiwa Rods and big fish!

Read Full article Here

For a range of Daiwa Rods I use, check them out here, Daiwa Rods