two fish caught with the Best surf rod for pompano

Best surf rod for pompano

Fishing for Pompano from the beach is an incredibly popular pastime for anglers due to pompano’s fantastic taste but also its ability to put up a good fight once hooked. But you need to select the right rod for catching pompano in the surf, based on the type of fishing you’ll be doing. This article steps you through the most …

Looking at three fishing rods wondering what size reel for surf fishing

What size reel for surf fishing: all you need to know

If you’ve just got your hands on a surf rod, you might be wondering what size reel is right for this length. Balancing a rod and reel is very important, particularly for surf fishing, which typically has more demanding conditions. This article looks at what size reel for a 9-foot, 10-foot and 12-foot surf rod is best.  To choose the …

Scales weighing up Shimano vs Daiwa

Shimano vs Daiwa Reels (Head-to-head comparison!)

In another series of our head-to-head comparisons, we’re comparing two more giants of the fishing industry, Shimano vs Daiwa… or Daiwa vs Shimano – whichever you prefer!   Here, we give you comprehensive information backed by extensive research to best compare Daiwa vs Shimano reels as a whole. We’ll look right across a range of factors to best inform you about …

A group of fishing rods, some for Medium-Heavy Spinning Rod Uses

Medium-Heavy Spinning Rod Uses: All you need to know

Spinning rods are extremely versatile in their uses. And medium-heavy spinning rods are a great choice in many situations.  If you have a rod like this, you might be wondering what medium-heavy spinning rod uses are available to you?  This article looks at many different uses of a medium-heavy spinning rod, so you can pick which might be best for …

A man using a fishing reel, wondering is a 2500 reel good for surf fishing?

Is a 2500 reel good for surf fishing?

So many people are flocking to the sport of surf fishing these days.  And many have fishing gear they own already and want to know if it will work for surf fishing. With freshwater fishing, the gear is usually lighter and smaller. But will it work well in saltwater beach fishing conditions? This article looks specifically at whether a 2500 …

Looking at two fishing reels wondering Is a 4000 size spinning reel good for surf fishing?

Is a 4000-size spinning reel good for surf fishing?

Picking the right reel for surf fishing can be tricky.  Is my reel large enough? Will it hold enough line of the correct strength? Will I actually catch anything with it? This article specifically looks at whether a 4000 size spinning reel is good for surf fishing, and how to get the best out of it.  A 4000-size reel is …

Looking at a fishing reel thinking is a 6000-size spinning reel good for surf fishing?

Is a 6000-size spinning reel good for surf fishing?

If you’re looking to buy a new 6000 reel, or have one lying around that you want to use for a surf fishing trip, you might be wondering whether it’s a good option. This article covers whether a 6000 reel is good for surf fishing and all you need to know about using it effectively.  A 6000-size reel is a …

A fish jumping out of water thinking what is a medium-light rod good for?

What uses is a medium-light rod good for? Top 7! 

Fishing rods come in all kinds of lengths and weights. And each rod is designed for specific uses and types of tackle.  Matching the right rod to the type of fishing you want to do can be challenging.  This article looks specifically at answering the common query, what is a medium-light rod good for?  Here’s what our extensive research and …

What action rod is best for surf fishing?

Entering the world of surf fishing for the first time can be daunting. Whether you’re a pure novice to fishing, or this is just new territory for you as a seasoned angler, there are some different considerations you need to take in to get the right gear.  When selecting a fishing rod, a question that comes up commonly is what …

Is an 8 foot rod good for surf fishing?

Is an 8 foot rod good for surf fishing?

Typical spinning fishing rods and rock fishing rods are often around 8ft in length. But when you transfer to the beach, the shorter your rod is, the more challenging time you are potentially going to have on the beach.  But if you know how to use an 8ft rod effectively in the right conditions, then there should be no problem …