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Getting ready for your first fishing trip? Having the right gear for your trip will make a huge difference when it comes to not only catching the fish but being comfortable and well equipped to handle the catch. Tools are designed to not only make work easier but more efficient, and the same goes for fishing gear. Crude items will take the time to handle and most probably waste your day. The best thing about fishing equipment is that most of it can be hired. It is, however, wise for you to go ahead and start making purchases if you plan to make fishing a regular pastime activity. Here is a list of gear and equipment you must have even as a beginner.


Tackle Box
Tackle boxes come in a huge variety, so there is no limit on the options you can have. The difference between one to another is the items that each one carries. These items range from stringers, line clippers, bells, swivels, bobbers, sinkers, and hooks among many others. This only means that your needs will determine the kind of box you pick. There are even boxes for kids and adults alike. Ensure that the box you pick is also durable enough to handle rough handling for a long time. These boxes also range in pricing which is determined by the items they carry, size and build. You are likely to get one for as little as $9 and as high as $30 or more for advanced fishers. These can also be reduced to kits which may contain just the essentials needed for fishing in a small pack.

Fishing Landing Nets
Landing nets are meant to make handling of the fish after catching into the boat easier. Fish can e not only slippery but a real problem especially if they are fighters. This makes it very easy to lose a catch even after reeling it in. An excellent fishing net will allow you to hold the fish safely before putting it into your holding containers. There are many times where fish fight their way to freedom even after being unhooked or reeled in making it a wasteful venture after long periods of waiting. Different fish will need different nets when it comes to handling. It is also wise that you find from your local dealer on the net regulations that are set in your area. Some regions have placed restrictions n the kind of landing nets that can be used while fishing. The nets differ in size, length and design depending on what you are going for. Those used for bass, trout, and redfish will vary from one to another. The length of the handle can also be adjustable with telescoping options for those that need longer or shorter handles in one landing net.

Fishing Rods
This may be the most obvious of the requirement but also one that needs to be taken seriously. The kind of fishing rod you pick for your experience will overly affect the outcome. There are various types of roads ranging from fly rods, surf rods, ice fishing rods, spinning rods and casting rods among many others. This means that you have to be in the know when it comes to what you need. Longer rods will work if you are fishing from long distances such as river banks and shores while shorter ones are ideal for closer encounters such as boats. The strength of the rod will be determined by the material and the kind of catch you are going for. This is largely determined by the materials used to build and size of the rod. Heavier gauges will handle heavier and stronger fish. The point of the rod bend will also be an important factor to work with. Lighter fish rods will have the bend a little further when comrade to heavier ones that only bends at the tip. Taking the time to consider the type of reel you need will save you frustration too Automatic reels are best for beginners while manual casting reels will be ideal for professionals.

Kayaks
This is an optional piece of equipment. Kayaks are ideal for those that are seeking closer encounter when fishing. Kayaks are often ready for hire in most fishing getaways which is a good thing. There is also the option of buying one if you send most of the time on the water or live near a fishing lake or river. Kayaks vary in size, operation, and maneuverability. There are pedaling kayaks and rowing kayaks. They will also differ in the sitting position, storage and build.

In Conclusion
Ensure that you take the time to know how the gear works before flaunting it in public. Every piece of equipment comes with a professional way of handling and only those that have mastered it get the best out of it. There is no shame when it comes to working with beginners gear before you venture out into more accurate and professional equipment.

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