There’s now a huge choice of LRF fishing rods and deciding which rod to buy is a very personal decision. Solid-tip or tubular? 8ft, 7ft, 6ft, or even the latest trend of butt-less, featherweight, 5-footers? Parabolic or extra fast action? Duplon or cork? Screw-up or screw-down? SiC or Torzite? The list goes on and on. The following posts about light lure rods may not help you with all these decisions, but hopefully they will give you some ideas.
Thought I’d give a little update on what I’ve been up to of late. I’ve actually been really busy. Since joining Tronix / HTO almost a month today I’ve already done three magazine features on the Perch side. One on ultralight jigging for a tackle pull-out, one on Dropshot for the Angling Times and another for AT that’s yet to be published – again on the lighter side of luring. It’s been interesting as I’ve had to very quickly adapt my tackle choices, trying to replicate the winning formula with a new range of gear. More
My understanding of rod design and rod performance has accelerated since I started fishing for Perch in my local canal. Unlike the sea, conditions are more often than not suitable for throwing the tiniest lures. We’re often talking 1-inch plastics and jigheads under a gram. To me, it’s this style of fishing that has amplified the importance of using a balanced outfit. I thought I’d share where my head is at currently. Subject to change.More