Fishing started in the 15th century the tackle and methods have slowly evolved. It was mostly used for catching fish to eat and it has evolved to a sport and fish to eat. It is dating back 40,000 years ago and it is still around today. The original fishing rods were made out of bamboo and were created or wood and they were called cane poles or they were made out of wood. When they did not have reels they would just do line hook and rod. It is important to have the right gear for the right occastions where you are going or what you are after.