Big game fishing is a captivating activity that will test your skills, strength and patience though having the right equipment makes a big difference too; here’s more on what you need to know.
When it comes to equipment, the rod is very important but so is choosing the right reel, line and hook. Of course, where you fish is also something to consider with ideal destinations including nations like the Maldives; places to visit aside, you can also engage in fishing here on a stay at resorts like Adaaran Club Rannalhi and look forward to catching swordfish, barracuda, sailfish and more.
With so many choices in rods, it’s better to get some expert advice before making your purchase; consider going to an angling speciality store for this. Generally, rods are made from fibreglass, graphite or a composite with both fibreglass and graphite. Those made from fibreglass are not as sensitive and are tougher when compared to graphite rods that are highly sensitive and very light.
When looking for a high-quality reel, check if it has strong gearing which will be needed to pull the stretch out of the fishing line in case your catch goes deep; it should also have a set lever drag system and a sizable spool with a line that measures around 3,000 feet. Additionally, see if it has three to five sets of good quality ball bearings.
Line & Hook
The fishing line is another aspect of the equipment worth knowing about. When choosing a suitable line, check its knot strength, stretch, elasticity and diameter; keep in mind that nylon lines stretch 10% to 35% depending on the load. When it comes to hooks, you get regular, short and long shank versions though the right type and size will also be influenced by the line you use.