Rods and Fishing
Summer is here and with all of the upsides to this wonderful season, reading in the sun, going to the beach, finally waterskiing again, there is the one downside, it means the opportunity to fish. And when you grow up with uncles and cousins that all love to fish, and have a boyfriend that considers it the only thing worth doing in the summer, I really have no choice. So when I think of graphite rods, I cannot help but think of fishing and how excited everyone (except me) will be when all of those poles come out of storage.
Graphite is a popular material for the construction of fishing rods. Other material choices include fiberglass, carbon fiber or bamboo. The reason graphite is often chosen is because it is flexible while being strong, giving fish the opportunity to tug on the line and rod without letting it snap. These models of rods are especially useful with smaller fish because it is such a light and durable material. Its construction’s sensitivity also makes it ideal for smaller sized fish, because the fisherman will notice a bite quickly.
Graphite rods can be created in varying lengths, diameters, shapes and even various forms of graphite; it could be machined graphite or a graphite mixture. The various material compositions can give the product additional attributes and characteristics making it more useful for certain applications. For example, popular machined graphite that is a copper and graphite composite tends to have better levels of conductivity and strength than pure graphite. Graphite rods can provide high levels of corrosion and heat resistance as well (up to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit). All of these qualities are what make graphite rods, in addition to the fishing industry, an important part of high tech industries such as fiber optics and semi conductors.