The basic equipment I had to buy in order to start my angling adventures


If you’re a beginning angler and you have little to no idea when it comes to choosing the right kind of gear and equipment, you might want to save yourself some money and avoid buying expensive tackle right off the bat. My advice to you would be to choose an old-fashioned cane pole and line that you can even make at home if you’re skilled in the DIY field.

You won’t have to use a reel with this kind of pole. In fact, while I’m at it, I might have to point out that there’s a difference between rods and poles despite the fact that many fishermen and women tend to confuse the two. A typical pole is a simple piece of wood or wood and metal to which several guides have been added. You have no means of attaching a reel onto this type of pole, which is why it’s mostly intended for light catches that are near the shore.

If you’re interested in getting a proper rod and reel combo, for example, you might have to decide on the type of fishing you want to engage in. I personally do not recommend baitcasting models for beginners, despite the fact that they are extremely accurate and can actually help you catch more fish.

I believe that most of the gear intended for rookies involves fly fishing combos or spinning ones. I have tried these two and they’re relatively easy to work with. One thing I would like to add, however, is that spinning options are, to some degree, less accurate than their baitcasting counterparts. Nonetheless, it’s a better idea to start working on your skills, perfect them, and only then improve your equipment.

Baits and lures can be established depending on the fish you are targeting, the area where you will be doing your angling in, as well as the kinds of rod and reel you have selected. If you buying artificial lure doesn’t seem particularly appealing to you, that’s not a problem. There are several ways of avoiding all of this. You can either use polenta, corn, or other baits of this kind, or you can start preparing your own live bait. Salmon eggs can be cured and used under many fishing circumstances, and worms can be kept in the fridge for a good amount of time.

However, if you’re a little more sensitive and find that you’re disgusted with the idea of keeping your angling worms and live bait in the same fridge where you keep your casseroles, perhaps you might want to take a trip down to the tackle shop.