Moving farther up the rod you will find the reel seat. This is the area where you can rig your reel by sliding the reel foot into the collars, tightening them down to eliminate any play or wobble from the setup. Be sure to research how to choose a fishing reel so that your angling setup can be solid from top to bottom.
THE BLANK & GUIDES
The main shaft portion of your fishing rod is called the blank. Along the blank are guides, which are the circular pieces that your fishing line is threaded through for more control. The guides are made from either plastic, metal or ceramic materials and are attached at the rod’s windings. A fishing rod’s guides are on top (facing toward the sky) on casting-style rods. Guides are on the bottom (facing toward the ground) on spinning-style rods. The final guide in the sequence on your rod is the tip, which is the thinnest and most flexible portion of the rod.