Welcome.. I'm Whitey and I love the outdoors, boating and especially my fishing.
Living in Australind (near Bunbury), I have fished locally for years and have gained a vast knowledge of the area. I have also had the opportunity to fish all over Australia which has developed my knowledge of the sport. I am the owner/operator of Whitey's Tackle which first opened its doors in March 2007 and since then have built a good reputation with locals and customers afar.We have over time established great relationships with many companies, allowing us to provide our customers with very competitive prices and quality products. We stock camping, boating and everything fishing from game fishing, jigging to even the latest bream lures as well as a massive range of quality bait. Catch'ya out there! Whitey Products
There are basically 3 main types of fishing rods.
Fibre-glass is a very flexible product which is why it was the first materials to be used in the making of fishing rods. It is still used for entry level rods. Glass fibre (Fibre glass) whilst extremely hard and durable, is also one the heaviest.
Composite Graphite Rods
This is where a blend of glass fibre is mixed with graphite. The majority is fibre-glass with graphite added to help reduce the weight and stiffen the rod a little.
Solid Graphite or Carbon fibre fishing rods are lighter and stiffer than fibre glass or composite rods. This means the rod is usually slimmer and lighter, whilst retaining a lot of strength.
Tips for Rod Selection
When selecting a rod make sure to choose the correct rod for your selected reel. Generally rods come under two categories, Spinning rods, (the guides run underneath the rod) and overhead rods. (the guides run on top of the rod) Fishing rods are built on a back bone, which means each rod is designed to load (bend) a certain way. Bending a fishing rod against the backbone (the incorrect way) could cause the rod to break!Learn more