You ask yourself this question! So late in the day? Have you checked how it has been biting for you lately? Have you seen how fresh those worms on your hook have remained? Have you, just for once, on one single fishing trip, ever considered the species of fish in the waters you were visiting.
This is all to say if you have been a casual once in a while weekend fishing tripper. Come on chaps, stop tripping over yourselves and get practical for once. Go back to your specialist fishing apparel shop and ask the manager to initiate the building of a custom fishing rod. If you are going to be limiting yourself to just one river, then you would have thought that just one custom fishing rod would suffice.
But do not be in too much of a hurry to rush off on to your next fishing trip. It does not matter what kind of fish will be biting, there is always the possibility that other exterior factors will cost your rod dearly. You could be in the middle of a stream and there she goes. The blasted rod snaps in half. The current was quite heavy, you see. And interestingly, this is not even the fault of the rod, nor is it the fault of your bespoke fishing rod maker.
Depending on the kind of fish you are looking to bait, and depending on the fishing techniques you need to utilize, it may be necessary for the customized rod to be light in weight. And along with that, the rod’s line and strength also needs to be taken into account.
Don’t bother if you’re to remain just a casual fisher for the rest of your life. But do enjoy never catching not even a wee one.