Fishing is sport taken very seriously by many individuals including men and women. The choice of equipment chosen to fill their fishing tackle boxes is their most precious, swear by and top of line fishing gear. The majority of seasoned fishermen will keep their box well stocked with numerous of different supplies just in case they pass a local trout pond or spend a vacation at a lake well stocked with bass.
The well dressed tackle box will include essentials such as floats, hooks, sinkers, bait, reels and a rod or two. What type of fish you trying to catch will determine which of the essentials you use so it is best to simply keep the box loaded with one of everything. A hook is what will snag the fish and is attached to the end of fishing line. There are hundreds of different hooks available but, a simple rule of thumb is the smaller the hook, the smaller the fish.
The sinker is a small bb size weight attached by the hook to drag the line along the bottom of the water. Catfish is a good example of the reason for sinkers. They are bottom feeders so the sinker will drag the line close to where the bottom feeders hang out. Then in somewhere in the middle of the fishing line will be a float.
The float actually floats on top the water and is designed to let you know that a fish is biting at the bait. When it bobs up and down on the water you will know that a fish is nibbling at your line and to get ready for pulling him in.
A lure is used with the bait and is made to attract the fish. These will usually have some sort of sheen to them as this is what the fish are attracted to. The reel is attached to a rod holds the fishing line and will control the amount of the line released. There are also different thicknesses of the line and each will determine the type of fishing you are intending to do.
The rod is what holds the reel, the line, the hook and the fish. A fishing rod comes in numerous lengths and should be one you are comfortable with. There are thousands of rod styles, manufactures, colors and sizes. The price will be one that starts at a few dollars and goes into the thousands. The one you opt for should be designed to work for what you want it to catch and in the price range your spouse agrees to.
Then there is the bait. The bait is placed on the hook and used to lure the fish in. Baits and peoples favorite bait varies dramatically. The most popular are worms, minnows, crickets and other small live bugs and creatures. Fake baits are also available and many are very realistic models of the real thing. Which bait chosen is dependent on the fish and what kind you are the most content with.
And of course last but not by any means last of the necessary fishing utilities are the fishing tackle boxes. These are available in many sizes, shapes and colors. They are used to hold all of the necessary items listed above as well as the days supply of beer, soda and lunch.