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Raven Float Rods

$179.95 - $379.95

Raven Float Rods provide excellent control when float fishing, allowing longer drifts and better hook sets. Raven rods are constructed from some of the finest graphite blanks and hardware available today. Raven is the number one choice of diehard center pin and float anglers from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and north through Canada to Alaska.

Raven Float Rods come in a wide variety of lengths and blank materials. All rods feature premium custom cork handles with sliding rings or fixed reel seats, Pac Bay guides, hook keepers, and a protective cloth rod socks.

Float Rod Specifications
ModelActionLengthLine Wt.
(lb.)
Lure Wt.
(oz.)
PiecesGraphiteHandle
RV116-IM6SR
(Sliding Rings)
Med. Light11' 6"6-121/8-1/22IM6B
RV136-IM6SR
(Sliding Rings)
Light13' 6"4-81/8-3/83IM6B
RV136-IM6WE
(Sliding Rings)
Light13' 6"4-81/8-3/83IM6B
RV136-IM6RW
(Fixed Seat)
Light13' 6"4-81/8-3/83IM6C
RV136-RV9SR
(Sliding Rings)
Med. Light13' 6"4-101/8-3/83RV9D
RV14-IM8SR
(Sliding Rings)
Med. Light14' 0"4-101/8-3/83IM8F
RV14-IM8RW
(Fixed Seat)
Med. Light14' 0"4-101/8-3/83IM8F
RV15-IM8SR
(Sliding Rings)
Med. Light15' 0"4-101/8-3/83IM8D
RV15-IM8RW
(Fixed Seat)
Med. Light15' 0"4-101/8-3/83IM8G

 

Handle Styles
ARaven Handle 1
BRaven Handle 2
CRaven Handle 3
DRaven Handle 4
ERaven Handle 5
FRaven Handle 6
GRaven Handle 7

 

 

  • RV116-IM6SR - 11' 6", 2 piece, matte burgundy IM6 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Sliding rings and black aluminum butt cap. Medium-light action is great for the smaller streams of the Great Lakes region. Classic IM6 durability and action. Our most popular Great Lakes Raven model. Overall handle length is 18 7/8".

  • RV116-IM6RW - 11' 6", 2 piece, matte burgundy IM6 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Fixed rosewood reel seat and butt cap. Medium-light action is great for the smaller streams of the Great Lakes region. Classic IM6 durability and action. Overall handle length is 22".

  • RV136-IM6SR - 13' 6", 3 piece, matte burgundy IM6 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Sliding rings and black aluminum butt cap. Light action and extra length perfect for larger streams and light leaders. Classic IM6 durability and action. Overall handle length is 18 7/8".

  • RV136-IM6WE - 13' 6", 3 piece, matte burgundy IM6 graphite blank. Special Winter Edition rod with high frame Pac Bay TiCH guides, REC Recoil snake guides (first 3 guides) and REC Recoil tip top. Sliding rings and black aluminum butt cap. Light action and extra length perfect for larger streams and light leaders. Classic IM6 durability and action. Bendable Recoil guides allow for easy ice removal while fishing during the winter months. Overall handle length is 18 7/8".

  • RV136-IM6RW - 13' 6", 3 piece, matte burgundy IM6 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Fixed rosewood reel seat and butt cap. Light action and extra length perfect for larger streams and light leaders. Classic IM6 durability and action. Overall handle length is 20 1/4".

  • RV136-IM9SR - 13' 6", 3 piece, matte navy blue IM9 graphite blank. High frame Sic guides. Sliding rings and silver aluminum butt cap. Medium-light blank with extra length perfect for larger streams and slightly heavier leaders. Lighter and slightly faster than the IM8 models. Overall handle length is 20".

  • RV136-RV9SR - 13' 6", 3 piece, matte grey top of the line RV9 graphite blank. High frame Sic guides. Sliding rings and silver aluminum butt cap. Medium-light blank with extra length perfect for larger streams and slightly heavier leaders. Lighter, faster blank provides less tip sag. Overall handle length is 20".

  • RV14-IM8SR - 14', 3 piece, matte brown IM8 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Sliding rings and gold aluminum butt cap. Medium-light blank with extra length perfect for larger streams and slightly heavier leaders. Lighter and slightly faster than the IM6 models. Overall handle length is 20 3/4".

  • RV14-IM8RW - 14', 3 piece, matte brown IM8 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Fixed walnut reel seat and butt cap. Medium-light blank with extra length perfect for larger streams and slightly heavier leaders. Lighter and slightly faster than the IM6 models. Overall handle length is 21 1/2".

  • RV15-IM8SR - 15', 3 piece, matte brown IM8 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Sliding rings and gold aluminum butt cap. Medium-light blank with extra length perfect for larger streams and slightly heavier leaders. Lighter and slightly faster than the IM6 models. Overall handle length is 22".

  • RV15-IM8RW - 15', 3 piece, matte brown IM8 graphite blank. High frame Pac Bay TiCH guides. Fixed walnut reel seat and butt cap. Medium-light blank with extra length perfect for larger streams and slightly heavier leaders. Lighter and slightly faster than the IM6 models. Overall handle length is 22".

Review Summary
4.6
( 19 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (17)
Pros
Good Tip Action (15)
Sensitive (13)
Durable (13)
Accurate Casting (10)
Flexible (8)
Cons
Hard To Transport (5)
Small guides for icy temp (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (14)
Large Fish (2)
Trout and salmon (2)
CenterPinning (2)
float fishing large rivers (2)

great rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
buffalo ny

About Me:
I am very impressed with the rod, and happy to have purchased it.

Pros: Durable, Great warranty, Good Tip Action

Cons: Hard To Transport, Small guides for icy temp

Best Uses: CenterPinning, float fishing large rivers, Trout and salmon

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great value float rod!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Michigan

About Me:
none

I needed a longer rod to fish the bigger rivers and make longer casts.  This rod worked exceptionally well for making long casts!  I was able to make casts between 35 and 40 yards almost effortlessly!  Rod makes keeping the line off the water a much easier task.  Rod does have a bit of tip sag, but it is a non factor when the rod is fishing and not casting.  Very soft tip and plenty of strength in the butt and I was able to work fish back to me that I hooked 50 to 60 yards down stream.  Tip allowed me to run 6 lb and the fish could head shake all it wanted and it had no chance of breaking me off.  Simply put, I loved fishing this rod!  The only reason I did not rate this rod 5 out of 5 is because I have fished with the loomis float rod and it is a better rod, but for the money and still having a life time warrenty, you can't beat this rod!


Pros: Able to make very long casts effortlessly

Cons: none

Best Uses: float fishing large rivers

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great rod at a great price. My only complaint is that I would of preferred a 2 piece rod versus the 3 piece. The 13'6" rod is the perfect length for mid sized rivers. I actually prefer this rod to my gloomis float rod, that costed twice as much. I paired this rod up with the Raven SST3 reel, good combo.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Exactly what I wanted
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Western NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Bought the RV 9 and fished it about 10 times so far. Rod performs great. Landed many fish with no problems.

Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Lightweight

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Satisfied Customer From Downunder
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sydney Australia

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought the rod to use as a float rod to fish for a fish we have here in Australia called a Luderick or Blackfish. These fish are fished for by using a balanced float with the bait suspended underneath. Bait is usualy green weed or a cabbage which grows on the ocean rocks. I found the rod very comfortable to hold being lightweight. It's light to medium action was great when fighting the fish & held the fish in the position I wanted until it was ready to be netted & landed. The sliding rings held the centre pin reel tight & never slipped once. Over all I'm very happy the way the rod performed & it's truly suited for fishing our harbour & rivers.

Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Lightweight

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Harbour fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Stick
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Amherst, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great medium to smaller water float rod. Perfect for most Erie tribs.

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Nice crisp rod, Protects light tippet, Great warranty, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: CenterPinning, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod..For the price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Ohio

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is my second Float Rod..13"6 and this 11" will fill the gap in river sizes. Great product..

Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Flexible

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great float rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Western NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought the 11' 6" version that will take 12# line. It's a little stiff for <5 lb. fish, but there's nothing better when you hook one 10+ lbs. This is the second one of this model that I've owned. The first has survived 4 very full seasons and is now my back-up or loaner when I bring a friend. Nothing negative.

Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Float fishing, Trout and salmon

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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15ft IM8
Reviewed:


Utica, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I recently purchased the 15 ft. IM8 with a fixed handle. It is extremely light for it's length. It offers superior sensitivity with a great backbone. You get significantly longer drifts and can set crisp hooks at far greater distances than shorter float rods.

Pros: Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good Rod, good back bone
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
left coast

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I own the 14 footer and it's been working great. It's very tough and can handle almost any steelhead and most kings.

Pros: Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent Value and Performance
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Ann Arbor, MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Tried centerpinning for the first time last Fall and nailed a BIG lake run brown. I was hooked. Picked up this rod and a Matrix reel. Really great set-up at an excellent price. Sure, the G. Loomis float rod is better -- but it's $550. Mine's got the fixed mount which I definitely prefer. Good all around rig. Don't agonize -- buy it.

Pros: Sensitive, Tremendous Value, Durable, Good Tip Action

Cons: Small guides for icy temp

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Everything I was looking for
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Alma, MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This rod works great for float fishing the bigger rivers and it allows a great feel with instant hook sets.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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well built for the price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Lake Michigan Tributaries

About Me:
Avid Fisher
be careful with the high frame guides. Well built, well finished, well balanced with the islander steelheader I put on it.

Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great All Around Float Rod!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Western, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a great all around float rod protects light leaders amazingly and has the backbone to put big fish in heavy flows on the shore quick. The most comparable rod I've found costs twice as much.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great rod - good backbone, sensitive tip
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
seattle, wa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Really like this rod. Nice cosmetics, plenty of strength in the butt and a nice sensitive tip for mending line. A+++

Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Raven IM6 Centerpin Rod - Great Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Alaska

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The Raven IM6 rods are very nice. My only complaint is the guides. They bend very easily. Other than that, very nice rod for the money.

Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Flexible

Cons: Needs better guides

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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every float fisherman should own one
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
colorado by way of upstate ny

About Me:
Avid Fisher
this is probably the best float or drift rod for the money. i would reccomend it to anyone who fishes this way.

Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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What a product
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Avon Lake, Ohio U.S.A.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I'm new at center pin fishing for steelhead but switched from a spinning rod and will not go back. This is my first setup recomended by Erie Outfitters in Ohio and I'm hooked.I had a small problem and broke the tip section, sent it back,Raven replaced it and I was back on the water in just over a week. I'm sure I will upgrade one day and will consider Raven again.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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"Great buy for the $"
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Johnstown, PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Let me first say, that I put a lot of thought and time into purchasing my first float rod for a center pin setup. [...]. I would highly recommend stopping in if/when you get the chance and get some of these rods in your hands to actually feel what they are like. I have used this 11'6" rod with my SST3 8 times in the past 3 weeks and have never got sore arms or tired. balances out perfect and has great action in it. I'd highly recommend this rod for the price and will probably be purchasing at 13'6" or 15' sometime soon for other uses on larger streams and for longer drifts.

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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