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NewHT Enterprises Polar Fire Ice Rod
HT Enterprises Polar Fire Ice Rod
2 Models available
HT Enterprises Polar Fire Ice Rods are designed by anglers for serious ice anglers. These rods are designed with high-carbon, custom-tapered blanks and a special crushed cork/rubber handle with a stainless cushioned hood. HT Enterprises Polar Fire Ice Rods provide unsurpassed presentation, control, and sensitivity.
$29.99
$23.99
NewHT Enterprises Polar Fire Extreme Ice Rod
HT Enterprises Polar Fire Extreme I...
The HT Enterprises Polar Fire Extreme Ice Rod provides unsurpassed presentation, control, and sensitivity. This rod features a premium tapered IM-8 high carbon blank that is designed to transfer even the slightest bite from tip to handle, and a cork handle. Like all of HT Enterprise Polar Fire gear, the Extreme Ice Rod is designed by serious ice anglers for serious ice anglers.
$24.99
$19.99
Clam Dave Genz Legacy Ice Rod
Clam Dave Genz Legacy Ice Rod
4 Models available
The Clam Dave Genz Legacy Ice Rod utilizes high-end components to give anglers a premium ice rod. This rod begins with a premium 24T graphite blank that is both durable and sensitive. It features the Pacbay single leg fly guide along with a twister stripper guide that keeps the rod perfectly balanced. In addition, the Wynn grip textured Tennessee handle offers a comfortable grip with added sensitivity to feel every subtle bite.
$89.99
$72.99
Clam Dave Genz Elite Series Ice Rod
Clam Dave Genz Elite Series Ice Rod
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The Clam Dave Genz Elite Series Ice Rod is made with the highest technology by the master Dave Genz himself. Constructed with a solid graphite blank and lightweight guides, this rod is incredibly sensitive to help you succeed on the ice. A cork rear handle and fore grip with an up-locking soft touch reel seat make for a tight and steady grip, even with gloves on. The Clam Dave Genz Elite Series Ice Rod was designed with ice anglers in mind, and is sure to not disappoint!
$34.99
$29.99
13 Fishing Widow Maker Ice Rod
13 Fishing Widow Maker Ice Rod
2 Models available
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The 13 Fishing Widow Maker Ice Rod was conceived, designed, and crafted with great focus on performance and superb attention to detail. Constructed with hand-selected 5A Portuguese cork handles and ALPS thin-wire double-diamond coated guides, precision and durability were always in mind. The 13 Fishing Widow Maker Ice Rod is lightweight and balanced for maximum sensitivity, providing an action-packed battle every time.
$69.99 - $89.99
$57.99 - $72.99
G. Loomis E6X Bass Spinning Rod
G. Loomis E6X Bass Spinning Rod
7 Models available
G. Loomis E6X Bass Spinning Rods are light and sensitive, yet powerful. These rods were made with techniques specifically for bass fishing anglers, but the actions and lengths are great for walleye, pike, striper, and other gamefish as well. Multi-taper technology allows these rods to offer perfect balance and precise actions. E6X blanks are made of high-performing materials designed to reduce weight and provide greater strength. Fuji reel seats give anglers fingertip sensitivity for increase fi...
$179.99 - $189.99
$154.99 - $164.99
G. Loomis E6X Bass Casting Rod
G. Loomis E6X Bass Casting Rod
10 Models available
G. Loomis E6X Bass Casting Rods utilize multi-taper technology to offer perfect balance and precise actions for bass fishing applications. These rods provide the ultimate in performance and value with blanks that are light and sensitive, yet powerful. E6X blanks are made of high-performing materials designed to reduce weight and provide greater strength. These bass rods are built with quality components, including split grip handles with cork grips, Fuji reel seats, and Fuji guides. G. Loomis E6...
$179.99 - $199.99
$154.99 - $169.99
St. Croix Avid Glass Ice Rod
St. Croix Avid Glass Ice Rod
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The St. Croix Avid Glass Ice Rod is specifically designed for hooking panfish. This rod is constructed with an Xtreme-Flex solid fiberglass blank, and outfitted with a high-vis flexible tip and a super sensitive carbon handle that will detect even the slightest strikes. It also features Kigan stripper guides with lightweight, low-profile running guides.
$59.99
$47.99
Redington Path Fly Rod - 2017 Model
Redington Path Fly Rod - 2017 Model
Redington Path Fly Rods are all-water, moderate-fast action rods constructed with durable, anodized aluminum or wooden reel seats ideal for all fresh and saltwater applications. With a more relaxed casting stroke, these rods are great for beginners all the way up to the most skilled angler. Offering the most bang for your buck with a price that won't hurt the wallet, Redington Path Fly Rods will not disappoint!
$109.99
$67.99
Echo Solo Fly Rods
Echo Solo Fly Rods
The Echo Solo Fly Rods are great entry level rods that you will be able to grow with. These rods are available in a variety of sizes to meet all your fly fishing needs, from smaller fish like trout and panfish up to salmon and steelhead. The Echo Solo Fly Rods feature a combination of performance, durability, and premium components. All rods include a rod sock and a custom brown cordura covered rod tube for safe and easy transport and storage.
$119.99
$99.99
Redington Crosswater Fly Rods - 2017 Model
Redington Crosswater Fly Rods - 201...
2 Models available
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Redington Crosswater Fly Rods are easy to cast, high performance graphite fly rods ideal for novice fly anglers of any age. These rods also make great back-up "insurance rods" and will surprise veteran anglers with their quality construction and great medium-fast actions. The alignment dots make for easy rod set up and each rod includes a protective rod sock. Crosswater Fly Rods feature beautiful blue blanks with blue wraps. Easy to cast and easy on the wallet, Redington Crosswater Fly Rods will...
$89.99
$62.99
Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods - 2017 Model
Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods - 20...
3 Models available
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The Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods are great economical trolling rods, packed full of features. These rods are perfect for all around trolling, use with downriggers and dipsy divers.
$19.99 - $22.99
$15.99 - $18.49

At a Glance: Fishing Rods

A fishing rod is a stick-like piece of fishing equipment used by an angler to manage and control fishing line, which is stored on a fishing reel and mounted to the rod. Fishing rods range in size from 18 inches up to 20 feet and can be built with exact specifications and characteristics for specialized uses. Fishing rods have been around for thousands of years in crude forms, made from any readily available wood, becoming increasingly sophisticated as materials and technology advance. Bamboo became the material of choice for producing lighter and more flexible fishing rods, and remains an option for nostalgic fishermen and rod manufacturers today. Modern fishing rods are constructed from fiberglass, graphite, or carbon fiber in the never ending pursuit of strength, sensitivity, and durability in lightweight configurations.

The main part of a fishing rod is the blank, which is the rod or sections of a rod without any added parts. Blanks are rated for power and action. Power relates to the strength of the fishing rod in reference to the weight of lures, as well as the fish they can handle. A heavy fishing rod not only allows an angler to throw a heavier lure than a medium fishing rod, but it can withstand more of a fight when trying to land or control a strong, heavy fish. Action is in reference to the flexibility of the blank, in both casting and on the hookset. A fast action fishing rod will pull fast and tight on the line for a quicker hookset, and a slow action rod will have a softer, almost delayed hookset. Longer rods can act as shock absorbers when fighting strong fish with light lines, whereas shorter rods with heavier lines offer greater leverage for maximum control and strength.

Components attached to a fishing rod blank include the handle, reel seat, hook keeper, and line guides. Line guides are small loops or rings permanently attached to the blank at specific intervals to guide the line to and from the reel. They also force the rod to bend as pressure from the terminal tackle or a hooked fish increases. Some fishing rods have plain cork or foam handles where the reel is mounted in place by use of sliding rings or tape. Most fishing rods feature permanent reel seats to attach the reel at a specific point on the handle. The location of the reel seat can drastically affect the leverage and comfort for an angler while casting and retrieving line, and while fighting a fish. Hook keepers are small loops on some fishing rods, and are designed to have a lure or hook temporarily held in place for travel or storage.

Fishing rods are manufactured for specific techniques and species of fish, as well as for use in freshwater or saltwater. The rod models available at FishUSA include spinning rods, casting rods, trolling rods, offshore rods, surf rods, fly rods and spey rods, centerpin rods and ice fishing rods. Travel and pack-rod versions of some of these rod types are also available for the angler on the go. Rods can be made in one-piece configurations which give the greatest strength and sensitivity, or in multiple pieces for ease of travel and storage. Many fishing rods over five feet in length are available in two to six piece models. Modern materials used for ferrules allow fishing rods with multiple sections to be nearly as strong and as sensitive as one-piece rods. While some rods can perform well as an all-around fishing rod, the modern angler can shop for the perfect fishing rod for their preferred style and budget.

The top five brands of rods at FishUSA are Okuma, Daiwa, Shakespeare, St. Croix and 13 Fishing.