Many fishermen, beginners or not, ask themselves “Which equipment to choose to fish? ». In fact, the question they are asking themselves is “What equipment will allow me to catch more fish? ». Let’s see together the 5 good questions to ask ourselves in order to choose the right equipment and thus fish better.
1/Is there an ideal fishing kit for beginners?
This is the first question that comes up for beginner fishermen, when you start fishing you have to choose your equipment carefully so that it is adapted. If you have to choose a rod for a child, for example, consider adapting the weight and length of the rod to his body size, a rod that is too long or too heavy will quickly become a major obstacle to the pleasure the child will have in fishing. Whether for a child or even an adult if you are a beginner, you will prefer ultra-light sets that are much easier to handle and that will allow you to enjoy catching small fish. The rod and reel assembly must be balanced, i. e. once mounted, the weight of the reel will be well distributed in relation to the rod.
2/Can we choose a versatile fishing equipment?
The dream of many fishermen would be to have a single set that would allow them to fish everything. However, a rod for lure fishing is not suitable for landing fishing and vice versa. There is therefore no equipment adapted to all fishing techniques and many fishermen make this mistake which will greatly reduce the chances of catching fish! Either you will have to specialize in a technique or you will need equipment adapted to each technique.
3/What fish do you want to catch and where?
Few fishermen ask themselves this question, but it is essential! Most fishermen unknowingly take the problem the other way around, they wonder what equipment to buy to fish? You have to proceed differently, namely target the species or 2 to 3 species you want to fish and the places where you will fish. This will allow you to refine your search for equipment. For example, if you want to fish for pike in lakes and trout in rivers, you will need two different sets (rod and reel) to be as efficient as possible. An ultra-light set for trout and a medium set for pike. Fortunately, the pike set will also allow you to fish for pike-perch and a trout set will be used to search for lake perch, for example. Choose your fishing equipment according to the fish you are looking for to fish better.
4/With which technique do you want to fish?
You have understood this in order to choose your equipment properly, it is important to ask yourself the right questions. It is necessary to think carefully and rather to choose a fishing technique (lure fishing, pose fishing, cork fishing…) and invest in the equipment adapted to this practice. It is better to invest fully in a technique to be effective and increase the number of catches, a mastered technique with a good knowledge of the fishing environments will bring you more results than several techniques all poorly mastered. Define the fishing technique that will give you the most satisfaction and buy the equipment accordingly.
5/What budget should be allocated to fishing equipment?
Undoubtedly the decisive question on the purchase of equipment for all of us. If you go fishing that sporadically unnecessary to spend a fortune on equipment. Take the time to think carefully about the fishing conditions you will encounter (places, seasons, species sought) and these indications will allow you to choose the right equipment that will give you the pleasure of fishing even occasionally. If, on the other hand, you are already a fishing enthusiast, invest in quality equipment by buying well-known and recognised brands because you will benefit from their know-how, from the fact that the equipment will have been designed and tested by the best fishermen, and if necessary, from an after-sales service. No need to rush to all the possibilities offered to you in terms of equipment, 2 or 3 quality sets will easily allow you to tour the species you want to target and the places you fish. Choosing your fishing equipment is already dreaming of your future catches.
Remember that it is not the equipment that will make you catch more or bigger fish but the knowledge and experience. If you have any questions about the choice of your equipment, ask us in the comments and we will help you make the right choice.
Establish a planned development process that will allow you to achieve higher results in your archery practice.
Prepare in advance
- Regularly identify your strengths and weaknesses
- Choose achievable objectives.
- Guide and coordinate your efforts by developing an agenda of activities.
- Evaluate and monitor your progress.
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses
- Know the elements of your shot that you master perfectly
- Know the unstable, uncontrolled and uncomfortable elements of your shooting. These elements cause errors, reduce your performance and produce poor results (scoring).
- Compare your shooting technique with that of your competitors, friends and coaches to validate your choices.
Choose achievable objectives
- Take the time to choose the elements to develop that will bring you the maximum result (scoring).
- Accept that it is impossible to develop everything in a year. You will therefore have to invest over several years to achieve your dream.
- Start with the elements that are less well mastered and choose for each of them a goal that you are sure to achieve within the year.
- Remember that the best result is obtained with the sum of the small successes.
Make an agenda of activities
- Determine your schedule
- Choose and distribute your activities wisely:
- Shooting sessions
- Training camps
Evaluate and monitor your progress
Monitor your results, analyze your performance on a daily basis, session after session and competition after competition, to react quickly and adjust your plan constantly throughout the process that will lead you to success and victory.
While every hike begins with the first step, before the hike begins, hiking equipment should include all the important elements you need. Because with the optimal hiking equipment, it’s twice as much fun.
Walking without stable and comfortable hiking boots is not much fun. With high-quality hiking boots, you can cope with long hikes and difficult terrain without any problems. Depending on your needs, hiking boots in leather, or imitation leather, or waterproof with Gore-Tex membrane, or comfortable, light and airy hiking boots are available. In particularly hot areas, hiking sandals are also very practical and rain boots for hiking are useful in particularly humid areas.
Hikers carry their luggage in different sizes of backpacks depending on the length of the hike. From the small Daypack with a volume of about 25 L, to the hiking backpack for multi-day hikes, to the large trekking backpack for long hikes with lots of luggage. Popular manufacturers of hiking backpacks that offer very good and comfortable carrying systems.
Hiking sleeping bags
For hiking in mountain huts, hikers do not necessarily need a warm sleeping bag. A refuge sleeping bag, a bag sheet or a silk sleeping bag are sufficient in most cases. To spend the night away from the huts in a hiking tent or under a tarp, a warm hiking sleeping bag and a practical camping mat are required. The particularly light and compact sleeping bags from Mountain Equipment, Vaude or The North Face are perfect for hiking.
Hiking poles or telescopic poles provide safety and stability during hikes. Leki or Black Diamond hiking poles are generally made of two or three carbon or aluminium segments whose length can be individually adjusted by clipping or tightening. The hiking poles that can be carried folded up on the hiking backpack are a great help when going up and down.
Hikers’ clothing should be breathable, fast drying, comfortable and durable. Hiking shirts made of functional synthetic fibres are very popular with hikers. And the same goes for hiking pants and elastic hiking pants. Hikers like to wear technical underwear made from synthetic fibres or merino wool under their waterproof and windproof outdoor jackets. Softshell jackets and hardshell jackets are used as hiking jackets. In any case, good hiking socks are essential when hiking. A hiking hat that protects from the sun and the weather is also necessary for hikers. Depending on the hiking area, a pair of sunglasses or gloves should always be put in the travel luggage. The selection of technical outdoor clothing is very wide. Sometimes it is not immediately possible to distinguish the differences in use between hiking equipment, climbing equipment and camping equipment, but with The North Face, Mammut, Marmot, Bergans or Ortovox hiking clothing you are perfectly equipped for every hike.
The accessories for hikers are as varied as the hikers themselves. For some, cleaning products such as waxing or a waterproofing spray are essential, and others will never be able to do without binoculars and a flange. Indoor slippers for hiking in hutches, a headlamp, a compass and a detailed hiking map are very useful in all cases. Blister dressings, hiking gaiters, a GPS unit and a first aid kit for hikers complete the hiking equipment.