Poles are very simple telescopic rods without guides. They are used for coarse fishing with a float. Fishing whips
are extremely light despite their considerable length, perfectly balanced, they enable precise fishing at close range. Especially recommended for beginner anglers, as well as for the youngest adepts of the art of fishing. The greatest advantage of the whip over the ordinary float rig is the speed of handling and the delicacy of the rig.
Used for whips, full sets are simple enough to allow you to focus on the essentials of float fishing
, yet effective enough that they are often used in angling competitions.
Whip rods are especially effective in situations where other methods fail and you need to focus on catching slightly smaller fish at speed.
Competitors appreciate the possibility of fast fishing for small fish, shorter whips, the so-called bleak fishing allows a skilled angler to catch several hundred bleak in a 3-hour round.
Pole rods - what length to choose?
For the recreational fisherman who likes to fish with a float, a length of about 6 meters will be the best choice. Of course, everything depends on the fishery and its depth, sometimes a 5-meter whip is enough, and sometimes you need a little more, such as 7 meters. However, the 6-meter fishing whip is the most popular and universal. The great advantage of the whips is the possibility of shortening the lower element, so buying a longer stick you get more possibilities. You just have to be careful with the lower part so as not to damage it, it's best to prepare a cork to block it in advance (the original one will not fit, because it has a larger diameter).
A whip for a child is a great start to fishing and great fun with lots of fish, thanks to which the child will not be discouraged. For the smallest ones, it is worth buying something around 4 meters, this length will weigh about 200 grams (or less if it is not the cheapest rod).
Competition fishing is another topic, here the specialists have a wide range of lengths in their equipment. It is worth writing here that a great experience and learning is to go to such competitions and watch how they do it.