What to look out for when buying a Spinning Rod – Small Species

When you are out fishing there are times when you will want to use Spinning Rods to fish for Trout, Salmon, Pike or Saltwater fish. With the fishing season under way, now is the time to get your fishing tackle ready. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a spinning rod. When fishing for small fish such as Brown Trout and Seat Trout, the most practical length is a Spinning rod measuring from 7’ to 9'. With a rod like this you should be able to cast 5cm and 7cm Rapalas. The rod will also suit Mepps from sizes 1, 2 and 3. Vibrax baits are also popular and a spinning rod of this length will cast Vibrax sizes 1 and 2 comfortably, When choosing fishing line for this type of spinning rod, the ideal breaking strain should be between 4 and 8 lbs. Maxima chameleon nylons are a favourite among fisherman, offering excellent performance and value for money. If you’d like to share your own fishing tackle hints and tips, we’d love to hear from you. Why not email us at: flyfishingtips@johnnorris.co.uk.