Fishing Materials and Accessories

Fishing Materials and Accessories

• Where to Start

• Material Considerations

• Things to be Considered When Buying Fishing Rods


1.Where to Start

One of the first steps that should be taken before starting to fish is to shopping materials. We'll talk about this later because it's not the first thing to do.

First of all, the fishing candidate (let's name it in that way) should have information about the fish that he wants to catch. Although it is not possible to get information about all kinds of fish in your area, you should start from a point. For this reason, you can start by targeting traditionally known fish (such as horse mackerel or mullet). In addition, you will meet experienced fishermen and have a chance to chat with them thereby this will both increase your knowledge about fishing and give you an idea of the prey you will hunt. Having information about the fish and the place will not mean much at this stage. Because fish catching techniques are important. To sort these techniques:

• How to use the rod (Far shot, close-up shot, reel or non-reel fishing line, etc.)

• The way the bait is hooked (alive, dead or fake)

• Fishing tackle and helping tools (buoys, anchors, yachts, etc.)


2.Material Considerations

In this section, we tried to summarize how you can start fishing consciously, rather than go a quick shopping.

One of the mistakes made by many fishing candidates is the idea that everything must be purchased as much as possible when buying materials. We see this almost every time when we go to get fish supplies. Once, we even witnessed that some fisher who said ‘’I will catch fish at strait’’ was going for fishing with a bag in which there is a rapala (kind of hook bait with an artificial fish). The first rule is to avoid filling your material bag or box indiscriminately. When you determine the hunting day and the fish you want to hunt, the rest will come easily and quickly. As it is understood, we should not only consider targeting the fish but also the place to go.

So why? We can explain this question as follows; In the summer months, it is enough for a fisherman who wants to go fishing at the Bosphorus Strait, to take with him fishing tackle, fishing line, and sinker. However, when considering the destination, he should also have an idea of how thin the fishing line must be or which weight the sinker must be.

Otherwise, if he tries to use a thick fishing line which he brings along to the hunting area or fishery this would be a bad idea. For this reason, he might have to go back and bring a thin fishing line.

We think that you have more or less idea about material prices, how much sense do you think that you pay 50 TL for a fishing line which costs only 2 TL? You can see that it is like a vast sea if you evaluate this with a lot of fish varieties.

As we have said before that prior knowledge is substantial to a great extent so, you must make fisherman friends. This saves you both time and money.

On the other hand, if you start fishing firstly by catching the horse-mackerel / saurel, then you can be willing to catch the grey mullet/chub, because it is natural. But when you go to buy supplies, how about stop purchasing fishing tackles and try to make your own fishing tackles. In addition to providing financial benefits, we guarantee that this behavior, which will increase your experience with fishing, will give you a lot of different experience.

Finally, when you go to the ingredients, you'll see dozens of toys blink at you on the shelves. But the main thing is the information you get from local sources. There are 1000 kinds of artificial seabass, but all great minds think alike. Material manufacturers (like rapala) previously were explaining behind the boxes that the artificial fish they produce were designed for specific fishes. Nowadays, this implementation isn’t in progress, but it doesn’t need to be anyway.

You will face many interesting situations. For example, you can see or hear the amazing seabasses that were caught with the lollipop stick, which is true. But the artificial fish you bought by giving 30 TL may not reach this type of results. That is why you should never forget the topic that we are consistently mentioning.

Do your research on the following topics regarding your target fish and your destination where you go:

• How the weather should be (ideal sea for fishing seabass is choppy)

• What kind of artificial fish should I use? (vivid eyes, red head, white body)

• Where to find the most efficient places (areas with rocks or grasses)

• What kind of fishing rod and reel should be (3 meters long, small roller, thin and robust fishing line)

To sum up, instead of filling your bags with unnecessary stools and materials, it is more rational to use the materials in the long term, which you will buy based on experience and prior knowledge.

NOTE: The example we give about the seabass is only valid for a certain position.