In order to ensure that it doesn’t break easily, it should be flexible, straight and long. Graphite is the most popular rod as it is so strong and yet light. For conditions like long casts in moderate winds, wispy rods up to 4 m in length are ideal. You can choose from a variety of fishing lines and it can be pretty confusing to select the best among them. The commonest ingredients are nylon and ‘monofilament’ that is available in spools of varying length. The latter is called Test. The size of the fishing line depends on the thickness of its diameter. Search for a 4 lb. or 4 lb piece. It should be almost 10’ long so as to be compatible with the basic rig. Therefore the bottom-line is that all the gears should match with each other.