Saltwater Fishing Tackle

By: Daniel Eggertsen

Many anglers enjoy the challenge that saltwater fishing provides. In fact, it is some of the most exciting fishing that you could ever enjoy. When you go saltwater fishing the tackle you use is very important. There are several things that you need to be aware of before you buy tackle that will be used for fishing in saltwater. One of your main concerns should be the quality of the tackle and whether or not it was designed for the saltwater environment.

This type of environment can be rough on your equipment and it can cause damage to your tackle very quickly. To prevent this from happening you need to buy tackle that is designed to holdup under these conditions. All fishing tackle is partly made up from aluminum, iron or steel. Saltwater and salt air can cause these parts to corrode, which in turn will badly damage the equipment. It can cause lines to break and reels to not work property making you miss out on a lot of chances to have a productive day on the water. Saltwater tackle is designed to be protected from the damage this type of environment causes and will help make your equipment last for a much longer time.

Stainless steel or nickel chrome is normally the material that is used in the design of saltwater tackle to help prevent corrosion. You will find a huge variety of saltwater tackle available ranging from ultra-lightweight rods and reels to the heavy and large tackle that angler's use for deep-sea fishing. Keep in mind that it is recommended that you take the time to clean your tackle after each time you go out fishing to preserve its life much longer.

Types of Saltwater Tackle

Saltwater tackle includes a variety of items that can enhance your fishing trips. Below are a few of the basic types of saltwater fishing tackle available that you will need to get started when you are ready to go saltwater fishing.

- Rods
- Reels
- Lures
- Rigs

Each one of these pieces of tackle comes in numerous designs, sizes, weights and prices. When it comes to your choice in rods you need to keep in mind that fishing in saltwater usually means rough water. Therefore, you will need a rod strong enough to endure the current and pull in those large saltwater species.

There are four types of reels which are called the spinning reel, spincast reel, fly reel and the baitcast reel. Each one of these reels is designed to work directly with a specific type of rod. For saltwater fishing you need reels that are made from stainless steel, resin or titanium so they will not corrode from the saltwater.

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