Fishing rod

  • fishing with a fishing rod

    a fishing rod is a long, flexible rod used by fishermen to catch fish. at its simplest, a fishing rod is a simple stick or pole attached to a line ending in a hook (formerly known as an angle, hence the term angling). the length of the rod can vary between 2 and 20 feet (0.5 and 6 m). to entice fish, bait or lures are impaled on one or more hooks attached to the line. the line is generally stored on a reel which reduces tangles and assists in landing a fish.

    traditionally rods are made from bamboo, while contemporary rods are usually made from fibreglass or carbon fibre. in contrast with nets, which are usually used in subsistence and commercial fishing, fishing rods are more often used in recreational fishing and competitive casting. fishing rods come in many sizes, actions, lengths and configurations depending on whether they are to be used for small, medium or large fish or in different fresh or salt water situations. various types of fishing rods are designed for specific types of fishing. fly rods are used to cast artificial flies, spinning rods and bait casting rods are designed to cast baits or lures. ice fishing rods are designed to fish through small holes in ice covered lakes. trolling rods are designed to drag bait or lures behind moving boats.

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Fishing with a fishing rod

A fishing rod is a long, flexible rod used by fishermen to catch fish. At its simplest, a fishing rod is a simple stick or pole attached to a line ending in a hook (formerly known as an angle, hence the term angling). The length of the rod can vary between 2 and 20 feet (0.5 and 6 m). To entice fish, bait or lures are impaled on one or more hooks attached to the line. The line is generally stored on a reel which reduces tangles and assists in landing a fish.

Traditionally rods are made from bamboo, while contemporary rods are usually made from fibreglass or carbon fibre. In contrast with nets, which are usually used in subsistence and commercial fishing, fishing rods are more often used in recreational fishing and competitive casting. Fishing rods come in many sizes, actions, lengths and configurations depending on whether they are to be used for small, medium or large fish or in different fresh or salt water situations. Various types of fishing rods are designed for specific types of fishing. Fly rods are used to cast artificial flies, spinning rods and bait casting rods are designed to cast baits or lures. Ice fishing rods are designed to fish through small holes in ice covered lakes. Trolling rods are designed to drag bait or lures behind moving boats.

Other Languages
العربية: صنارة
български: Въдица
Чӑвашла: Вăлта
čeština: Udice
dansk: Fiskestang
Deutsch: Angelrute
español: Caña de pesca
Esperanto: Fiŝkano
français: Canne à pêche
한국어: 낚싯대
Bahasa Hulontalo: O'ayilo
Bahasa Indonesia: Pancing
íslenska: Veiðistöng
italiano: Canna da pesca
Кыргызча: Кайырмак
lietuvių: Meškerė
Nederlands: Hengel (vistuig)
日本語: 釣り竿
norsk: Fiskestang
norsk nynorsk: Fiskestong
Plattdüütsch: Angel
polski: Wędka
português: Vara de pesca
română: Undiță
русский: Удочка
Simple English: Fishing rod
Sunda: Jeujeur
svenska: Fiskespö
Türkçe: Olta
українська: Вудка
vepsän kel’: Ong'
žemaitėška: Meškerie
中文: 钓竿