The Different Parts of Threaded Rods

Updated:2021-08-11
Summary: Threaded rods have been used by most anglers for...
Threaded rods have been used by most anglers for years for fishing and other purposes. The basic idea is that the longer the thread the stronger it is. When the weight of the fish becomes less, it can be pulled up. The thread is not just a strength element of a rod; it also has an ability to bend at the knot point, so the fish can be tugged at without snapping the line. If the knot is placed too close to the tip of the rod it will be weak and can break free of the rod with very little pressure applied.
A threaded rod, or a stubby, is usually a long thin rod that's threaded on both sides; typically the thread will run along the full length of the rod. They're designed primarily to be used in wet environments. Threaded rod in tubular shape is usually called all thread. It can have one arm or double arms. Threaded rods have been in use by sport fishermen for years but many anglers still don't realize the benefits of using threaded rods.
The reason that you would want to use a threaded rod instead of a regular quickening method is the amount of flex the material provides. Rigid materials like polyethylene and carbon fiber aren't flexible to nearly the degree that a brass shell is. The fastener, basically the rod itself, can move back and forth several thousandths of an inch when under tension or applied directly through the material. This gives the fisher the opportunity to select a fastener size and a tension level that they prefer. Since threading is done via the entire length of the rod, there is more chance for the fastener to come off than with other forms of fastening.
Many experienced fishermen swear by the smaller sizes of threaded rods because of how quickly they can be replaced. Larger lengths are expensive to buy in bulk and can take weeks to be ready for fishing. Many anglers also have a preference for the right-hand thread version because it is easier to place the hook through the eye of the reel if it is on the left-hand side. The fastener also can come off easier to cast if the material being threaded is not as stiff as most people would like. Many times this is caused by a lack of proper sizing.
The A4 stainless steel is the standard for right-hand threading on most threaded rods. They are inexpensive and will hold up to a lot of abuse. Some users have reported that the A4 stainless steel can become blunt with frequent use and the sharp edges can even become so prevalent that it could cause accidental injuries from slipping in the water. When choosing the right-hand version, make sure that you consider the kind of activity the rod will most likely be used for. The right-hand version should be used for lighter tackle fishing where you don't need the extra power you get with the left-hand versions.
The last part of threaded rods to look at is the bolt. The threads on the end of the line could become stripped if the rod is jerked too much by a large weight or if the angler doesn't have their hands tight enough when casting. There are two types of bolts you can get: ball-bearing and helical. Ball bearings tend to give more control than helical bolts but can't work with the larger diameter lines. They also cost more money.
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