How to choose a sounding rod: criteria, budgets and top models for 2022

Spinning fishing with a sounding rod is the pinnacle that not all anglers can conquer. And the point isn’t just that this is a complex type of sport-related fishing art. And also in the fact that the sounding requires the use of the most sensitive blanks, which for the most part are not cheap.

But with proper understanding and experience, as well as knowledge of the theoretical basics, you can choose a high-quality sounding rod, and it’s quite within the budget range. The financial aspect is especially important for beginners who are just starting to familiarize themselves with micro-rough rubber fishing and it is far from this type of fishing being called “will go”. This means that it is not rational for a beginner to spend money on very expensive ultralight high-end gear. Choosing an ultralight sounding rod is the first question to ask yourself if you plan to fish with small silicone lures weighing up to 5 grams (a typical standard sounding is between 1-5 to 1 gram – nanojig,

A good micro-jig spinning rod should touch everything that happens with the underwater lure in your finger [/ caption] What you should pay attention to when choosing a micro-jig rod, which parameters you need to take into account and which models in the budget, medium and high price range should it be preferred for different conditions starting in 2021?

Theoretical basis for beginners

sounding rods differ not only in texture, length and action. Also important are the type of tip, the direction of fishing (rockfish, mebaru, area and others), the raw material, the weight, the line test. In addition, in order to make an informed choice in the store, it is necessary to understand the terminology, understand the signs and inscriptions applied to spinning rods.

Categories of UL spinning rods

The first and most popular category are Rockfish

(rock fishing) spinning rods , originally intended for sea fishing. In it, two directions of rods are distinguished for easy fishing with sounding: ajing rods ( Aji , horse mackerel) and mebaring ( Mebaru , – sea bream). The Mebaru rods have a hard part and a lively and soft tip that reproduces the wiring of the sounding lures as in the water column ( pelagic) and tapping at the bottom. soundingits are mainly interested in furniture sticks, for Major Craft this is the N-One series, for example, and for Graphiteleader – Fineness. The classic Major Craft spinning cabinet from the N-One series is suitable for sounding lure fishing: Blank Aging sticks are stiffer and more resonant and are more suitable for animation of wobblers and lures , where contraction movements will be required and mebarings fail, especially at the top of the dough. Aji have fast action, are play sensitive in the hand.

For sounding fishing with the smaller silicone lures, softer Area trout

rods can be used . Many series of these rods have a slow snot action. A striking representative of such sticks is the Graphiteleader Belleza. Of course, such a rod can only be used with the smallest lures on a smooth or stepped drive. No jerks, flips and any animation in principle. But there is also an advantage: the maximum sensitivity at the bottom edge of the dough, the ideal coupling of the fish and the minimum number of withdrawals.

Type of rotating tip: tabular or solid?

Tubular is a classic one-piece hollow type tip that is not glued. Spinning rods with these tips allow you to work the full range of doughs, but are particularly effective in the middle and top. That is, for example, turn with a dough of 0.5-5 grams, then the most effective work will be in the range of 1.5-5 grams. The lower end will feel bad, especially at long distances, but on the other hand, in the medium-high test, the stick will work clearly and loudly, without failure.

Full- jointed type glued tip, allows you to work better on the lower edge of the dough. It will fall through the tops and, as a result, lose sensitivity and be completely turned off by the animation process, falling particularly deeply into the top edge of the test.

The white glue is a clear sign of Solid bars [/ caption] Solid bars, in turn, are divided into three types according to the type of rigidity:

Short Solid Type (the marking on the temples is the abbreviation ShS). Shapes with shortened inserts. Blanks of this type are harder and more aggressive than normal solids (S).

Solid soft type (SS marking). The softest of solids, the so-called “noodles”. For morrmishing and rubber micro-nozzles – pieces of worms, twisters.

Solid hard type (HS brand). Spinning rod with rigid tip. In terms of behavior, such sticks are closer to the ajing type. They feel good lures in the medium-high test. The hard and solid backs are the most delicate and sonorous in the hand.

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