It's such a great point that your tackle needs to match. Your rod, reel, and line needs to compliment each other; and it also needs to compliment your preference of terminal tackle, enviroment, and fishing style.
Like you, I have different rods for different types of fishing. Length, lb test rating, type of eyelets, action. The same goes for reel and tackle selection. Even something like crappie fishing might warrant 2 or 3 different outfits for the situation. You may need an ultra lite combo for casting small lures. Then you may need a baitcasting combo with a stiffer rod for trolling or multi-rod drifting. Then, you may need a cane pole for getting into the heavy, heavy stuff. There are even more combo's of tackle that could be applied in the ideal situation. So much diversity involved. But keep your chin up. This is a great reason to convince your wife why you need another fishing pole.
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