Category Archives: Fishing

The History of the Fishing Rod

The History of the Fishing Rod

History of Fishing Rods Fishing has become one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. over the course of time. As of right now, there are almost 50 million Americans who go fishing on an annual basis, and that number seems to continue to climb year after year. As a result, the fishing rods that are used have become more advanced than ever as fishermen try to get every competitive advantage they can when they hit the water. But fishing is something that has actually been around for centuries now, and the fishing pole itself has evolved quite a bit since it first came into existence.

The Invention of the Fishing Rod

So, who invented the very first fishing rod? It’s actually impossible to say! Based on stone inscriptions that date as far back as 2000 B.C, there were many people in ancient Egypt and China using fishing rods. Those in ancient Greece and Rome used them as well. It seems those who lived in prehistoric times caught fish by using their bare hands in shallow water. But over time, people realized how inefficient it was to go after fish like that, and they also wanted to d a way to fish in deeper waters. So they started using a hook and line to do it before eventually tying the line to a long rod and using that to help them fish.

Since then, fishing rods have come a long way. While the earliest versions of fishing poles featured the line tied to a single point on the rods, running rings leading from the bottom of the rod to the top eventually replaced the early models. Then, people started making rods out of different materials like bamboo to improve the flexibility of them. But it wasn’t until the 20th century when manufacturing made it possible to employ materials like fiberglass and graphite to build fishing rods. These are some of the same materials used to make fishing rods today.

If you’re in the market for the most sophisticated and responsive fishing rods available right now, Signature Fishing Rods has plenty for you to choose from. Call us at 630-530-8775 to order one of the many rods we have in stock.

Do Left-handed Anglers Have a Built in Advantage?

Do Left-handed Anglers Have a Built in Advantage?

Being left-handed can be tough. About 90 percent of Americans are right-handed, and as a result, most products are manufactured with right-handed people in mind. Scissors, computer mice, and other things that people use on a daily basis are better suited for those who use their right hands than those who use their left hands.… Continue Reading

A Guide to Selecting a New Fishing Pole

A Guide to Selecting a New Fishing Pole

Purchasing a new fishing pole is an important investment. Those who love to fish will often spend a decent amount of money replacing their existing pole with one that will work best for them. Before you decide to pull the trigger on a new fishing pole, you should take the time to consider a few… Continue Reading

Tips for Becoming a Better Angler

Tips for Becoming a Better Angler

Does it feel like you’ve fallen into a rut when it comes to fishing? It can, unfortunately, be very easy to get stuck in place and feel like you’re not making improvements as an angler. However, there are some simple steps you can take to change that. Let’s take a look at a few tips… Continue Reading

Spinning Reels Vs Conventional Reels

If you’re in the market for a new fishing reel, you are probably trying to decide whether you want to go with a spinning reel or a conventional reel. There are many people who simply prefer one over the other. However, if you are interested in figuring out which one would be better for you… Continue Reading

Why You Should Teach Your Children How to Fish

Why You Should Teach Your Children How to Fish

Fishing is a really fun activity, and if you have kids, it is a blast to teach them how to do it. Children today spend so much time wrapped up in their electronics that far too many of them miss the opportunity to go fishing with their mom or dad. Don’t allow them to miss… Continue Reading