Fishing for Beginners
Fishing is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by everyone; but it can also be overwhelming if you are new at it. It can be daunting if you are unsure of what kind of gear you should purchase prior to your first outing.
A basic fishing kit is all you need to get started, and we have included the gear below to make the process even easier.
Rod and Reel Combo
A rod and reel combo
is one of the first things you will buy to begin your fishing adventure. Rod and reel combos are affordable and the perfect choice for a beginner. A spinning reel is also good to have because it is one of the easiest to control. They are typically very lightweight and easy to handle.
Some fishing rods also have a tapered rod for slow action, so you can have the power you need without having to sacrifice on distance. For a beginner, a good rod would be around seven feet long.
A beginner reel will usually come with fishing line
already spooled. This is great as you will not have to learn how to do this yourself right away. For a beginner, you will want to stay around ten pounds for the line because if it is any heavier, the line may hinder your casting ability.
It is always a good idea to have a good tackle box
; these hold all your other gear including your bait, lures, and other tools
you may need. Fishing hooks come in many assorted sizes and are configured differently depending on the type of fish you are trying to catch. Single hooks are ideal for beginners to perfect before moving on to trying different combinations.
A fishing license is also required for recreational fishing and may vary depending on the region. Always do your research to determine what type of fishing license you will need. Also make sure that it is for the specific area you are going to be fishing in. They are also inexpensive and can be purchased online.