So you have decided that you want to go fishing. Now what?
The first thing is to make sure that you have all the equipment that you will need. You will need a rod, reels, lures, and flies. The rod is very important, especially if you are going to be fishing for species such as trout and bass. You can get these as kit at the fishing equipment stores, or from outdoor shows. Make sure that the rod is flexible enough to handle the pull of the fish, and handle them safely to the net. Most fishing stores will give you tips on what rod works best for the species of fish you want to catch.
The reels are the same thing, with a few minor differences. They tend to be more or less expensive, depending on the features you are interested in. Typically you will want to use spinning reels. You will also want to make sure that the reel is shock corded. Shock cording ensures that the fish won’t escape from the reel if they get loose. This is useful if you are fly fishing.