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Can Never Have Enough Rods

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I recently inherited a bunch more fishing gear including rods and reels, but I do not quite have my pickup full of rods, yet.

Come to think of it, I just bought another rod too.

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Wives and girlfriends might wonder why we need all of those rods and reels?  Because, they are tools and a person needs the right tool for the job!  I need a rod for tossing jigs, and one for trolling crankbaits, another for casting crankbaits and swimbaits, and some beefier rods for big fish, and a light fly rod for dry flies and a heavier fly rod for throwing streamers, and a long float rod, and you know what?  Those old cane poles are THE right tool for some situations, and a rod for vertical jigging spoons and blade baits, and . . . next thing you know your pickup is full.

Oh, a couple other thoughts:  Generally you get what you pay for; there is a reason some of those rods cost triple digits.  However, DO NOT think that you have to buy the most expensive rod.  Spend what you can afford and get quality equipment because it will pay off in more fish.  If you do not see the need for a $350 rod, then don’t buy it.  When you can see the need and understand why you need a $350 rod, then you are ready to buy one like that.

When you lay down your hard-earned cash for a good rod, take care of it!  Take care of your tools!  Most rods get busted in transport.  Spend a few extra dollars and get a rod sleeve and rod tube.  I have the biggest rod tube I can find, and it will carry all the tools my partners and I will need on a fishing trip.

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Now, it is the weekend, and it is time to GO FISH!  Pick your favorite rod and get out there!

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About Daryl Bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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