Discover how the best fishing rods for deep-sea fishing are made

If you need to disconnect and relax for a few hours, there is nothing better than going fishing … Unless you bite a huge 100 kg specimen that fights like a gladiator in a Roman circus. A normal fishing rod would not help you capture one of these sea monsters. Would you like to know how fishing rods for deep-sea fishing are manufactured?

If you like deep-sea fishing, the first thing you have to have is a rod in good condition. That is why it is best to equip yourself with good carbon fiber fishing rods since they are practically indestructible.

The best manufacturers of rods for deep-sea fishing are in Florida, United States. The price of a No. 1 rod is around $ 400 but it is well worth it from the moment you know that it takes up to three years to design a fishing rod with these characteristics.

The main characteristics that a rod should have for deep-sea fishing are resistance and flexibility. If any of them fail, the battle will be won by the marlin or sailfish …

The construction of a rod begins with the “Largo”, the stick to understand ourselves, and its shape, resistance, and flexibility are determined by the design. The key to a good balance between resistance and flexibility in a fishing rod is given by the type of material that is used and the combination of them, in the layers. The latest fad is to use silicate glass, used in satellites and space shuttles, it has three times more compressive strength than normal fiberglass 

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The next step is to cut the layers of fiber in a triangular shape and place them rolled up on a conical metal tube impregnated with an epoxy resin called a “mandrel”. The layers of silicate fiberglass are interspersed with those of carbon fiber until reaching the established thickness.

One detail that must be taken into account is that the more layers there are, the less flexibility the rod will have. Another important concept to take into account is the elastic limit, that is, the point of the cane from where it stops being flexible. The more towards the tip the elastic limit point is, the more action it will give the angler facing his target.

After placing all the layers, it is transferred to an oven so that the resin sets together with the fiberglass and carbon skins to achieve maximum hardness. Subsequently, the “mandrel” fresh out of the oven has to be removed, to then give it an invisible layer of resin.

At this point, we reached a very important moment in the manufacture of a first-class fishing rod. Due to some almost imperceptible grooves, the reeds have different flexibility and it is necessary to determine where the “length” flexes naturally. This process is done by hand and very few experts in the world are able to achieve this skill. Once this point is determined, the reed is marked to begin the assembly of the rest of the components.

The next step in the process is to place the grip, with little prominence but you always remember it when it is of poor quality, since the grip is confusing and annoying

Subsequently, the rings are placed on the fishing rods, which are made of titanium so that they do not weigh, which has a third of the weight of steel and is twice as resistant. Due to the fact that the rings cannot be attached with glue as they would end up falling, they are placed with wound thread that is later coated with resin, leaving the rings fixed for life.

Lastly, the fishing rods are left on a rotating frame for several days to dry completely.

From this moment on, it only remains to place the reel and go out to enjoy a good day of deep-sea fishing.