I started looking at getting a fishing rod last summer, and then SWMBO got me a bit of kit at christmas
I'll mostly be fishing at a pond, about 15 metres across, that belongs to a friend of mine, down in South West France. The banks are quite overgrown, lots of overhanging trees. So I wanted a short rod, preferably telescopic so I can carry it through the thick woodland, and get set up quickly.
So, SWMBO got me a kid's telescopic rod, a Shimano Alivio 2500 FA reel, a bobbin of line, three spinners and a rather neat folding knife The whole lot weighs very little, and packs away into a very small package.
Well, I'll be taking this with me to Brittany next week, in the hope of doing a little spot of sea fishing, too.
Now, what would be a good knot to use, to tie the line to the reel "drum" (or whatever it's called), before winding it on?
Can I get extra "drums", to keep different thicknesses of line ready for use?