Graphite Rods and reel
Graphite, black lead, is a highly durable and light form of carbon. Fishing rods made out of this material are the best option for you. You will have less weight to carry, and will have more control over the rod. Graphite rods start from less than a hundred dollars.
Flexibility of the rod
This point is very crucial. You need to understand the importance of the bending resistance of the rod. If the tip of the rod is bent easily, you will break a lot of fish. Usually professionals use this rod. You should go for a medium rod.
Length of rod
The length of the rod varies from 4 to 18 feet. Shorter rods are good for tight places because when you cast, your rod will not hang. Longer rods are good for open spaces and they can lure fish from distance naturally.
The reel should be smooth
The reel should be such, that when you are casting, it does not get stuck. It is really infuriating when the reel doesn’t come out as smooth as you want while you cast. So, you need to check the reel before you buy it.