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Shimano Convergence Ice Spinning Rod
Shimano Convergence Ice Spinning Rod
2 Models available
Take on ice season with the high-performance Shimano Convergence Ice Spinning Rod. For excellent strength and sensitivity, the Convergence Ice Spinning Rod utilizes the same high-composite blank construction as the popular Convergence open water rod. This ice spinning rod features optimally placed guides for superior strength and a sensitive, carbon solid tip design to feel every little nibble. The ultra light, light, and medium light models come with a brightly colored tip section to detect bit...
$39.99
$27.99
St. Croix Custom Ice Spinning Rod
St. Croix Custom Ice Spinning Rod
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Utilizing the same production methods used on St. Croix's celebrated open water rods, the St. Croix Custom Ice Spinning Rod sets the standard in sensitivity and feel when ice fishing. This lightweight ice rod incorporates four distinct blank platforms in solid, tubular configurations and is equipped with premium-grade components; allowing optimal performance on the ice. Whether you are searching for tricky walleye, pulling soft biting crappie, or hauling in big lake trout, bring the heat to your...
$129.99 - $159.99
$99.99 - $119.99
Cortland Fairplay Fly Rod
Cortland Fairplay Fly Rod
Cortland Fairplay Fly Rods feature a graphite/composite construction that is exceptionally strong yet lightweight. These rods are great for a variety of species such as trout, bass, steelhead, pike, and carp. The four-piece travel design lets you take your Fairplay rod with you wherever you go!
$39.99
$27.99
Berkley ECAT Casting Rod
Berkley ECAT Casting Rod
2 Models available
Berkley ECAT Casting Rods are constructed of super tough E-Glass to provide strength and durability. Solid cork handles provide a comfortable grip. ECAT Casting Rods are designed to bring in the big cats.
$69.99
$57.99
Okuma Reflexions Casting Rod
Okuma Reflexions Casting Rod
5 Models available
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Okuma Reflexions Rods are specially designed to deliver exceptional action and provide great fishability. These rods feature IM-6 graphite blank construction, low-profile stainless steel guide frames with hard Zirconium inserts, and premium cork fore and rear grips. Each rod is compatible with braided line and is outfitted with split butts and thru-blank reel seats to reduce weight, increase sensitivity, and provide better overall balance. With so many great features at such a low price, Okuma R...
$64.99
$57.99
13 Fishing Widow Maker Ice Rod
13 Fishing Widow Maker Ice Rod
4 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
13 Fishing Whiteout Ice Rod
13 Fishing Whiteout Ice Rod
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The 13 Fishing Whiteout Ice Rod come from a premium quality series of ice rods. Featuring solid Toray carbon blanks and Evolve Solo guides, Whiteout Ice rod is so sensitive, it will feel every little nibble. This rod is equipped with Evolve BlackJack reel seats for supreme comfort on those long cold days.
$39.99
$33.99
St. Croix Avid Fly Rod
St. Croix Avid Fly Rod
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The St. Croix Avid Fly Rods are crafted from St. Croix's exclusive high-modulus SC III graphite, the Avid Series Fly Rods are versatile, moderate action fly rods that load smoothly and progressively down the blank for a silky casting stroke and exceptional feel. Featuring St. Croix's exclusive IPC technology and slim profile ferrules all cloaked in a sultry canteen green pearl, these rods are nothing short of classically elegant.
$289.99
$249.99

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.