How To Pick The Ultimate Tarpon Rod (To Catch Monster Tarpon)
Bow to the king!
A tarpon fight requires a whole new level of strength and control when it comes to what rod setup you choose.
So in this video, you’ll learn:
- The best length rod for tarpon
- What power and action you’ll need for your tarpon rod
- And much more
Check it out!
Best Tarpon Rod [VIDEO]
Here are 3 things you should look for in a tarpon rod:
8 ft offers the best balance for casting and control.
It allows you to have increased casting distance so you don’t have to get too close to tarpon (and spook them off).
And still offers a ton of control throughout the fight!
Power is how much force it takes to bend the rod.
For tarpon, you’ll want to go with a heavy power rod.
But if only the line rating is listed, go with a 15# to 30# rating or 20# to 50# rating.
Both will work great for tarpon in most scenarios!
A fast-action rod is very versatile in terms of presentation.
But if you’re using small live baits like pass crabs or pilchards, those bait presentations are so light that you may need a slower action rod to cast farther.
Otherwise, if you’re using the bigger baitfish like mullet or croaker, stick with a faster action rod.
The bottom line when it comes to action is knowing what kind of bait you’ll be using to determine what action you need.
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