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How to Pick a Fishing Rod for Saltwater Fishing

Learn how to pick a fishing rod from Captain Layne Wagner in this saltwater fishing video from Howcast.


Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk One Charters. I've been a captain for over 40 years. I've fished all over the world and now I'm up here in Long Island, New York. You can find me online at Hawk One Charters, I'll be talking to you today about saltwater fishing. What we have here is an assortment of salt water fishing gear and I'm going to show you and explain a little bit about each one. This is what I use. It's ultra light, it's good for children to start off with, young children, for snappers, very light action, very light for the hold, very light line. Next one, you're still in the light, but not ultra light. This is my personal favorite for fluke and inshore fishing. I'm a light tackle specialist so I always like to use light tackle. This one's a six foot pole, light action, little larger reel, mono line, spinning. Next one's a little larger, these are all spinning reels by the way. It's a little large, a little heavier line, a little more backbone to the pole. Used for the same fish, a little heavier action. Here's another one, seven foot spinning reel, a little heavier fishing, starter rod used for inshore and a little offshore light tackle. Now we get into the conventional reels. This is an inshore one. This is more for bottom fishing or casting a lure or bait. This one has more control of a fish than a spinning reel for the novice. This is the same kind of a reel that's called conventional, but this is much heavier action, used for bigger fish.

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