There’s nothing quite as exciting as deep sea charter fishing in Hawaii. The wind, waves and wildlife make for a truly exceptional experience. If you are planning a deep-sea fishing trip, you want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your experience, which means that you need to find the right gear and equipment to bring along with you. If you aren’t an experienced angler, shopping for a sea fishing rod can be a very confusing endeavor. If you’re feeling a bit daunted by the prospect of choosing the right rod, there are a few simple steps that you can take to narrow your search and ensure that you are well equipped when you get out onto the water:
- Evaluate your needs: You will need to take into account what you need from a rod before you begin your search. Think about the style of fishing that you will be doing and the fish that you will be catching. These factors will inform which rod you will decide on.
- Take your experience into account: Depending on your skill level and prior experience with fishing, you will need to research different types of rods. Some rods are better suited for beginners, while others might work better for experienced anglers. In general, a beginner will do well with a combo rod that is specifically designed for the type of fishing they will be doing and that includes a reel, line and tackle.
- Find a saltwater rod: Some rods are suited for freshwater and some are suited for saltwater—for the purposes of deep sea fishing, you are going to need a saltwater rod. Saltwater rods have pieces and materials that are resistant to the corrosion that can be caused by saltwater.
- Review your basic options: The general types of rods that you will need to choose from are surfcasting, spinning or casting, conventional, trolling and ice. When you are fishing in Hawaii, you will likely want to be using either a conventional rod or a trolling rod.
- Decide on weight and length: The weight and length of your fishing rod are important factors to consider. A heavier rod offers a bit more support and stability, while a lighter rod provides you with increased sensitivity, which allows you to feel the fish’s movements. Choose the length of your rod based on how far you are planning on casting. A longer rod will be able to cast farther, but a shorter rod will give you extra strength while reeling in heavier fish.
If you want to streamline your fishing experience, consider charter fishing in Hawaii. At Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii, we take the guesswork out of deep sea fishing by offering private and shared charter services that provide the gear you need along with guidance from trained fisherman, and even a complementary cleaning and preparation of your catch. If you want to find out more about the charters that we offer, or what you can expect from deep sea charter fishing in Hawaii, give us a call today.