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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Crappie Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Crappie Spinn...
4 Models available
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Crappie Spinning Rods offer the classic toughness and durability known from the Ugly Stik series. These rods utilize the Ugly Tech construction and Ugly Tuff stainless steel guides for the ultimate in performance and strength. The Clear Tip design adds increased sensitivity so you can feel even the slightest bite. Shakespeare Ugly Stik Crappie Spinning Rods are tailored perfectly for the needs of crappie and bream anglers.
$39.99
$33.99
Fenwick Method Travel Rods
Fenwick Method Travel Rods
Fenwick Method Travel Rods give you four rod configurations in one great package. With five interchangeable pieces, you can be prepared for and situation and still travel light. These multi-piece rods come with two mid sections and two tip sections allowing you to create the combination you need on the spot. Method Travel Rods utilize a Spigot Ferrule design to ensure strength and durability and provide pure, crisp actions. Durable TAC handles give you increased grip in all conditions, even whe...
$149.99
$129.99
Rapala North Coast Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods
Rapala North Coast Salmon & Steelhe...
2 Models available
Rapala North Coast Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods were designed specifically for salmon and steelhead techniques in large rivers, but are great for a wide range of uses - covering fishing from Alaska through the Great Lakes. The fast taper graphite blanks are lightweight, yet provide just the right amount of backbone to control tough salmonoids. North Coast Series Rods are engineered for optimum performance, sensitivity, and reliability. North Coast Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods utilize PTC...
$169.99
$139.99
Fenwick HMG Spinning Rods
Fenwick HMG Spinning Rods
8 Models available
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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rods are made using state of the art Carbon Veil technology which produces a 100 percent high-modulus graphite blank that's lightweight and sensitive. The HMG Spinning Rods offer the Fuji Alconite guides and Fuji reel seats.
$99.95 - $99.99
$84.99
Daiwa DXW Walleye Rods
Daiwa DXW Walleye Rods
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The Daiwa DXW Walleye Rods feature durable, lightweight IM7 graphite blanks outfitted with quality components. The Fuji Aluminum Oxide guides are durable and groove resistant. The blank through handle construction adds to the sensitivity while also adding to the durability. The grips are constructed of quality natural cork. Available in six models.
$89.99 - $99.99
$77.99 - $84.99
Berkley Trout Dough Series Spinning Rods
Berkley Trout Dough Series Spinning...
3 Models available
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The Berkley Trout Dough Series Spinning Rods are specifically engineered to cast Berkley dough baits further and with more accuracy without losing your bait. These rods feature split grip cork handle construction to help reduce overall weight. The uni-directional fiberglass technology creates a stronger, more sensitive glass fishing rod without compromising the weight or diameter of the rod. The Berkley Trout Dough Series Spinning Rods also feature stainless steel guides and inserts.
$34.95
$29.99
Pinnacle Vertex IM7 Noodle Rods
Pinnacle Vertex IM7 Noodle Rods
2 Models available
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Pinnacle Vertex IM7 Noodle Rods give you the sensitivity to detect subtle hits yet have the backbone to subdue powerful fish. All Vertex rods feature quality components such as stainless steel guides and SiC guide inserts, graphite reel seats with stainless steel cushioned hoods and quality cork handles. These noodle rods feature a moderate action, perfect for use when targeting small salmon and steelhead with light line and tackle.
$29.99 - $34.99
$25.99 - $29.99
Berkley Lightning Rod Spinning Rods
Berkley Lightning Rod Spinning Rods
2 Models available
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Berkley Lightning Rod Spinning Rods are North America's #1 selling graphite fishing rod. Lightning Rods are built on a reputation of strength and sensitivity. The Lightning Rod is still the fastest, strongest, and lightest rod in its class. Lightning Rod Spinning Rods include chrome-plated SS304 guides making the Lightning Rod lighter, stronger, and more sensitive than ever. The high content IM6 graphite blanks are exteremly lightweight and ultra sensitive for detecting the lightest bites. The B...
$36.99
$31.99

At a Glance: Spinning Rods

Spinning rods are the rods designed to be used with open face/spinning reels which, when mounted on the rod, will be held underneath the rod in the angler’s hand. Spinning rods are made with rod blanks that will bend or flex in all directions. Spinning rods are best suited for casting light lures and terminal tackle because of the way the line comes off the spool into guides specifically designed for spinning rods. The guides nearest the reel seat will have large openings and long stems which stand the guide well away from the blank to match the long stems of spinning reels. Spinning rod guides become increasingly smaller the further away from the reel seat, which allows the line to unravel from the spool and be funnelled into the guides. The funneling of this line creates friction against the spinning guides, which can affect casting distances for heavier lures and terminal tackle. This is different than baitcasting rods which are designed to feed the line straight off the baitcasting spool and creates little to no friction against the guides. Baitcasting reels give resistance to light presentations because of the need to pull the spool around during the cast - this is not the case with spinning reels.

The handle length and reel seat locations are popular variables with spinning rods, giving the angler the ability to choose just the right rod for comfort and leverage. The balance of a rod and reel combination can be greatly affected by the location of the reel seat, with some spinning rods even featuring sliding rings to attach the reel to the handle at any point the angler prefers. A longer foregrip gives another hand-hold for making two-handed casts, while a short foregrip can allow an angler to reach out and touch the blank to provide the greatest sensitivity. Spinning rods are available in one-piece rods, up to as many as six-piece rods, as well as telescopic models for easy storage and traveling. Lengths vary from as short as 24 inches up to 16 feet long. Casting distances can be greatly increased by using longer spinning rods, which also act as shock absorbers against hard-fighting fish. FishUSA offers spinning rods designed for bass, walleye, musky, panfish and salmon/steelhead.

Top brands of spinning rods include Daiwa, G. Loomis, Okuma, St. Croix and Shakespeare.