Fishing is a hobby and also a way of obtaining a food source for some. I chose this topic because I love fishing with family and friends. I began fishing when I was 4 years old. I wanted to look further into what my fishing gear is actually composed of and how chemistry has anything to do with it.
Composition of ...
Main Chemicals, Compounds, Components
The main parts rod and reel are made of naturally occurring elements. They are altered in factories though before they are store ready, but do not undergo chemical changes. Graphite is a polymorph of carbon that is formed beneath the Earth’s surface. Cork is also naturally occurring, and is shaped to fit the rod it is meant for.
Some parts of the reel and the reel seat are composed of steel. Steel is made by combining the elements Iron (Fe) and Carbon (C). First, iron ore is mined from the ground. Next it is smelted where impurities are removed and carbon is added. This reaction is called oxidation.
Most of the iron oxide is reduced using carbon monoxide gas. The carbon monoxide is a reducing agent and takes the oxygen away from the iron oxide.Chromium is casted into the form of eyelets in factories.
Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to the paleolithic period about 40,000 years ago. Fishing is the act of trying to catch fish. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling, and and trapping. Fishing, for some people, has evolved into a hobby rather than a way of survival.
Fishing backround information
When in originated.
Why people do it.
How graphite rods are made.
What graphite rods are made of
Fly reel origin.
How steel is made.
About the Author
Brock MacDonald is a Junior at senior high. He enjoys playing baseball, being outdoors, and hanging out with friends. He hopes to graduate high school and go on to play baseball in college.