Welcome to the THERAPY-IV Deep Sea Fishing Blog. Captain Stan Saffan and his crew of deep sea sportfishing experts have been fishing the South Florida waters for over 40 years, providing private and shared deep sea and Biscayne Bay charter boat experiences of a lifetime to thousands of people that have had a chance to fish with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on the THERAPY-IV to make your day at sea a memorable one.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Rods

All fishing rods are not made for the same purpose. There is a distinct difference between saltwater and freshwater fishing rods, but they aren't hard to tell apart. Selecting the right rod will help you be successful on your next Miami deep sea fishing trip!

Consider what fishing techniques you want to use and what fish you want to catch. Depending on the fish, rods can snap from the weight of a catch if they aren't made for such heavy fish. Saltwater fish typically weigh more, making saltwater rods studier and heavier than freshwater ones. 

Rods made for saltwater will last longer than ones that aren't - this is because there is more corrosion possible in saltwater, so rods are made of materials that help prevent corrosion like titanium, fiberglass carbon, and stainless steel. Due to their makeup, these rods are categorized as slow to medium action. Freshwater rods are usually made of aluminum oxide and are faster. The more the rod can flex, the slower it will be. 

Saltwater rods fall into three categories: spinning, bait-casting, and trolling, and jigging. Offshore trolling rods are often much shorter but studier, while an inshore spinning rod can be cast long distances. Freshwater rods fall into the spinning, baitcasting, closed-face spin casting, transportable telescopic, and ultra-light categories. 

Medium power rods can hold up to 17 pounds and are a good option for both fresh and saltwater fishing. Always opt for a studier saltwater rod when marlin fishing in Miami Beach to ensure a great catch!

Most rods are similar, but the little differences are what will make your fishing trip a fun and successful one. Visit us online for more information on deep-sea fishing!

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