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NewSt. Croix Legend Elite Panfish Spinning Rod
St. Croix Legend Elite Panfish Spin...
5 Models available
Take your panfish angling to the next level with the St. Croix Legend Elite Panfish Spinning Rod! Designed for devout panfish anglers, this rod is the ultimate option for crappie, bluegill, and perch. Featuring a unique blend of high-modulus graphites with a Fortified Resin System, this panfish spinning rod is 33% stronger than others on the market. The graphite blank also offers improved action, durability and increased sensitivity. Its Fuji AT series guides feature Torzite rings with titanium ...
$359.99 - $379.99
NewSt. Croix Panfish Series Casting Rod
St. Croix Panfish Series Casting Rod
Show panfish who the boss is with the St. Croix Panfish Series Casting Rod! Constructed explicitly for use with premium spincast reels, this casting rod is packed with high-end components for superior performance. The blanks are built with a dynamic blend of SCVI and SCII graphite to give you a highly responsive touch and balance so you can finesse fish for panfish and crappies. Equipped with Sea Guide stainless steel guides, you can expect excellent line movement without tangles. For added sens...
$119.99
One 3 Defy Silver Spinning Rod
One 3 Defy Silver Spinning Rod
6 Models available
The One 3 Defy Silver Spinning Rod is the ultimate rod if you're a panfish angler. It features premium Japanese 24 ton HTC2 graphite blank construction, allowing you to feel the most sensitive bites, but strong enough to handle tougher fish. This spinning rod is finished with long stem stainless steel guides with polished inserts to eliminate line snags for superior line management. It is outfitted with a soft touch finesse reel seat and Portuguese cork handle for increased comfort and sensitivi...
$39.99
One 3 Ambition Spinning Rod
One 3 Ambition Spinning Rod
2 Models available
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The One 3 Ambition Spinning Rod is the ideal option for youngsters that are enthusiastic about fishing, but might not be ready to handle a full-size rod. This spinning rod was designed to include high-end features in a smaller package. It features a lightweight, sensitive blank construction paired with stainless steel guides, allowing a junior angler to easily fish without fussing with their line.
$24.99
Lew's Wally Marshall Speed Stick Spinning Rod
Lew's Wally Marshall Speed Stick Sp...
4 Models available
The Lew's Wally Marshall Speed Stick Spinning Rod features a premium IM8 graphite blank that is strong and incredibly sensitive, allowing you to feel the slightest nibbles. It is outfitted with stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts for smoother line movement. This spinning rod is a favorite for jigging and dipping crappie jigs. It features a unique color design with a blue rod and green high-density EVA cushioned handles.
$47.99 - $54.99
Temple Fork Outfitters Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod
Temple Fork Outfitters Trout & Panf...
6 Models available
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The Temple Fork Outfitters Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod is an ultra light rod that is sure to enhance your experience while you're wrangling in trout or panfish. Weighing less than five ounces, this rod is durable and extremely responsive. This rod can be fished in a variety of ways, such as flipping jigs, casting floats, or simply using a bobber.
$79.99 - $89.99
Quantum QX36 Spinning Rod
Quantum QX36 Spinning Rod
6 Models available
The Quantum QX36 Spinning Rod is built with a strong and sensitive lightweight IM7 high-modulus graphite blank. This rod also features an ergonomic Quantum QX reel seat with stainless steel hoods and Quantum DynaFlow guides with hardened inserts. The Quantum QX36 is finished with split-grip cork handles to help keep the rod lightweight.
$29.99 - $34.99
Shimano Sojourn Spinning Rod
Shimano Sojourn Spinning Rod
6 Models available
The Shimano Sojourn Spinning Rod is built with a light and super durable graphite composite blank. Cork handles provide a great, high-end feel. This lightweight rod offers a great custom look at a competitive price.
$29.99 - $32.99
Shimano Clarus Spinning Rod
Shimano Clarus Spinning Rod
12 Models available
The Shimano Clarus Spinning Rod offers a durable, top quality rod built with seasoned anglers in mind, yet is affordable and approachable by beginners. This rod is available in a variety of lengths and powers to suit everybody’s preference. The Clarus rod is built with desired features such as a tough 30-ton graphite blank, Fuji guides and reel seat, and a high-quality cork handle to help you pull in fish all day.
$79.99
Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod
Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod
17 Models available
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The Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod has features that Fenwick is known for when it comes to fishing. This rod has a carbon bound rod blank that is spiraled with carbon threads, offering unparalleled strength and precise action. This will deliver the lightest strike directly into the angler’s hand. The HMG Spinning Rod also includes tough titanium guides and a durable handle made from premium cork, that even in wet conditions, you will never lose your grip. The Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod is lightweight, c...
$99.99
Berkley Lightning Spinning Rod
Berkley Lightning Spinning Rod
18 Models available
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The Berkley Lightning Spinning Rod is a updated classic that has been helping anglers strike more catches for generations! This spinning model is made with 24-on Multi-Modulus graphite carbon composite blank for a rod that is sensitive, light, and durable. The Lightning Rod is offered in a variety of specifications with components like stainless steel guides, double-locking reel seat, and rubberized cork wrapped full handles.
$34.99
G. Loomis GLX Classic Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod
G. Loomis GLX Classic Trout & Panfi...
G. Loomis Classic Spinning Rods are light-duty, all-around spinning rods with relatively soft butt-sections and light tips. If you're fishing in tight quarters or small creeks, G. Loomis suggests the shorter models, but if you frequent larger streams, ponds, or lakes, they recommend the longer models.
$389.99
G. Loomis GL3 Classic Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod
G. Loomis GL3 Classic Trout & Panfi...
8 Models available
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The G. Loomis GL3 Classic Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod is designed to protect light line better and give you increased casting distance and a longer, more effective hook set. This rod is a light-duty, all-around spinning rod excellent for small freshwater species. If you're fishing in tight quarters or small creeks, G. Loomis suggests the shorter models, but if you frequent larger streams, ponds, or lakes they recommend the longer rods.The G. Loomis GL3 is exceptionally strong and will handle la...
$209.99 - $279.99
G. Loomis IMX Classic Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod
G. Loomis IMX Classic Trout & Panfi...
5 Models available
The G. Loomis IMX Classic Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod is a light-duty, all-around spinning rod designed for small freshwater species. If you're fishing in tight quarters or small creeks, G. Loomis suggests the shorter models, but if you frequent larger streams, ponds, or lakes they recommend the longer rods because they protect light line better and give you increased casting distance and a longer, more effective hook set. The G. Loomis IMX Classic Trout & Panfish Spinning Rod offers strength t...
$219.99 - $329.99
B'n'M Sam Heaton Super-Sensitive Bottom Seat & Touch System Rod
B'n'M Sam Heaton Super-Sensitive Bo...
3 Models available
The B'n'M Sam Heaton Super-Sensitive Bottom Seat & Touch System Rod is constructed of tough graphite. This rod has a lighter feel and balance when the reel seat is placed towards the bottom of the pole. Featuring a heat-resistant, durable cork handle, this rod was designed to provide all-day comfort. The touch system lets you have direct contact with the rod blank, so you know when you get even the slightest bite. The Sam Heaton rod is a popular for its great style, including ceramic inserts sur...
$49.99 - $59.99
B'n'M Sam Heaton Super-Sensitive Rod
B'n'M Sam Heaton Super-Sensitive Rod
5 Models available
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The B'n'M Sam Heaton Super-Sensitive Rod is designed for crappie and panfish and was created by professional anglers. This rod is super-sensitive and offers great action, plus aluminum oxide guides provide a consistent and smooth line flow. This Sam Heaton rod is constructed of graphite with a Portuguese cork handle.
$39.99 - $69.99
B'n'M Capps and Coleman Trolling Rod
B'n'M Capps and Coleman Trolling Rod
3 Models available
The B'n'M Capps and Coleman Trolling Rod is a great choice for professional anglers. This rod offers a light action to detect even the smallest of bites. The enlarged, bell-shaped handle allows depth adjustments without removing the rod from the holder. The trolling rod is constructed of 100% graphite and comes with ceramic insert guides. The Capps and Coleman Trolling Rod is perfect for pulling double minnow rigs, and the tip action helps maintain the proper jig and minnow performance.
$54.99 - $69.99
Lew’s Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Fiberglass Spinning Rod
Lew’s Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Fiberg...
2 Models available
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The Lew’s Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Fiberglass Spinning Rod is lightweight and durable with its fiberglass blank construction and stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts. This rod also features a unique rod length label indicator and a secured graphite reel seat that will benefit anglers when fighting fish. The Slab Daddy Fiberglass Spinning Rod has a specific light action approved by Wally Marshall, attributing to the rod's performance and ability to bring in plenty of fish.
$19.99 - $22.99
Lew's Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Telescopic Rod
Lew's Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Telesc...
5 Models available
The Lew's Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Telescopic Rod is constructed of a premium fiberglass blank, EVA foam handle grip, convenient line retainer, and tether tip-cap. Included with this rod is an Insta-Rig tackle kit, which has everything you need to get out on the water and start fishing. The Slab Daddy Telescopic Rod is engineered for light action fishing. Anglers should feel confident in choosing this rod as their go-to rod for a spur-of-the-moment day of fishing.
$10.99 - $21.99
Lew’s Mr. Crappie Slab Shaker Graphite Spinning Rod
Lew’s Mr. Crappie Slab Shaker Graph...
2 Models available
The Lew’s Mr. Crappie Slab Shaker Graphite Spinning Rod is priced right with its two piece premium graphite blank construction. This light action rod also features aluminum oxide guides, graphite reel seat, and a durable EVA handle grip. Anglers will enjoy this affordable option with key components to fish and bring in the crappie.
$27.99 - $29.99
Shimano Scimitar Spinning Rod
Shimano Scimitar Spinning Rod
6 Models available
The Shimano Scimitar Spinning Rod is the perfect freshwater rod for salmon or light inshore applications. The graphite composite construction with a full cork handle gives anglers comfort and style. The Scimitar rod is lightweight, powerful, and equipped with the right power and action to land your favorite species on any lake, river, or coastal waters.
$39.99
Daiwa Spinmatic D Spinning Rod
Daiwa Spinmatic D Spinning Rod
9 Models available
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Daiwa Spinmatic D Spinning Rods have the same great quality as the original spinmatic rods, but now with a lighter and more sensitive feel. These rods are perfect for casting out lightweight baits that trout, crappie, and other panfish can't resist. Featuring high-quality graphite blanks, cut-proof aluminum oxide guides, genuine Fuji reel seats that securely hold your reel, and comfortable cork handles, Spinmatic D Spinning Rods brilliantly turn a classic staple into a unique addition to your c...
$32.99 - $39.99
Eagle Claw Crafted Glass Spinning Rod
Eagle Claw Crafted Glass Spinning Rod
5 Models available
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Eagle Claw Crafted Glass Spinning Rods have hand selected cork handles for long lasting performance. These rods have gold glass blanks and can handle any type of fish. With stainless steel guides and graphite reel seats, these rods have balanced components that complement every rod.
$19.99 - $34.99
B'n'M West Point Crappie Rod
B'n'M West Point Crappie Rod
4 Models available
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B'n'M West Point Crappie Rods combine sensitivity, strength, and durability to improve this classic rod. The fixed reel seat and EVA handle offers perfect balance, plus these rods are lightweight and comfortable when jigging all day. These stylish rods have a metallic grey blank with red, white, and yellow highlights. West Point Crappie Rods offer quality components and performance, all at an affordable price.
$23.99 - $33.99
B'n'M Buck's Graphite Jig Rod
B'n'M Buck's Graphite Jig Rod
6 Models available
B'n'M Buck's Graphite Jig Rods offer a classic style with premium components and better performance. Single-foot Dyna-Flo guides feature larger diameters, plus alloy construction and inserts, to make them versatile, lighter, and more durable. These rods come in longer lengths to really get your bait out there, yet they have a smaller blank profile than other rods with the same lengths. The redesigned reel seat has been placed in the middle of the handle to improve sensitivity and balance, plus t...
$39.99 - $54.99
Shakespeare Agility Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Agility Spinning Rod
6 Models available
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Shakespeare Agility Spinning Rods are constructed of graphite composite to provide lightness and sensitivity. Shakespeare Agility Spinning Rods are built with quality components, including comfortable High Tech Grips for superior grip and stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts. Agility Spinning Rods are great for a variety of species and fishing applications.
$24.99
Shakespeare Crappie Hunter Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Crappie Hunter Spinning...
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Shakespeare Crappie Hunter Spinning Rods feature actions tailored specifically for crappie and bream fishing. These rods are built of durable, IM-6 graphite blanks with comfortable EVA grips. Shakespeare Crappie Hunter Spinning Rods have a bright orange, high-vis tip to ensure you see even the lightest bites. Crappie Hunter rods are excellent for a variety of crappie fishing applications, including spider rigging, vertical jigging, and casting small jigs.
$29.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinnin...
17 Models available
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rods are made of graphite and fiberglass which makes them have a lighter weight, increased sensitivity, and better balance than other rods. These rods are virtually indestructible and won't let you down when you get a trophy fish on the line. Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rods have newly designed guides that provide maximum durability with all types of lines and eliminates insert pop-outs. The Ugly Stik Clear Tip delivers extra strength right where you...
$49.99
Fenwick Eagle Spinning Rod
Fenwick Eagle Spinning Rod
20 Models available
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Fenwick Eagle Spinning Rods are all-around spinning rods designed for a variety of fish species. Choose from a wide range of lengths and power levels from ultra-light to medium-heavy. Eagle Spinning Rods come in actions tailored to various applications, making them great for beginning or seasoned anglers. Fenwick Eagle Spinning Rods have been redesigned with modern components and lightweight comfortable designs, yet still retain the tradition that angler's have come to know from the Eagle series...
$59.99 - $69.99
Berkley C-Series Crappie Pro Spinning Rod
Berkley C-Series Crappie Pro Spinni...
8 Models available
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Berkley C-Series Crappie Pro Spinning Rods are specifically designed for jigging and spider rigging techniques used when fishing for crappie. These rods are made with solid carbon fiber blanks and tips for added durability and sensitivity. This also allows for quick reaction time, even on the lightest bites!
$34.99 - $39.99
Shakespeare Micro Series Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Micro Series Spinning Rod
7 Models available
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Shakespeare Micro Series Spinning Rods offer sleek cosmetics and perfect for all types of ultra-light and light fishing. The Shakespeare Micro Series Spinning Rods are the best value in the ultra-light/light market.
$19.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rod
20 Models available
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods have been redesigned and infused with enhancements that go beyond cosmetics. These new Ugly Stik GX2 rods deliver improved quality, durability and dependability without compromising the heritage, strength and tradition of the original. Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods feature Ugly Tech Construction with a new blank through reel seat design that combines graphite and fiberglass to create a strong yet sensitive rod with better balance.
$39.99
Quantum Xtralite XT Spinning Rod
Quantum Xtralite XT Spinning Rod
5 Models available
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Quantum Xtralite XT Spinning Rods feature a MicroTrac guide system that strategically places smaller and lighter guides on the rod to deliver the most line control. These Xtralite XT rods provide the ultimate ultralite sensitivity needed to detect the lightest of bites. Quantum Xtralite Spinning Rods also feature lightweight graphite blanks and comfortable EVA split-grip handle.
$21.99
Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rod
Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rod
8 Models available
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Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rods feature Berkley's HD Hybrid blank design for unmatched strength and sensitivity. Cherrywood HD rods offer a great value with highlights such as SS304 guides which are 20 times tougher and 55% lighter than traditional aluminum oxide guides, full cork handles for added comfort and grip and a quality uplocking graphite reel seat with black nickel stainless steel cushioned hoods. Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rods are perfect for your next fishing adventure, offe...
$24.99
Daiwa Presso Ultralight Spinning Rod
Daiwa Presso Ultralight Spinning Rod
10 Models available
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Daiwa Presso Ultra-Light Spinning Rods feature superior ultralight actions,in lengths up to 8’. The Presso series of rods have a great combination of casting power with light lures and shock absorbing action to handle strong fish on ultra-fine lines. The micro-pitch taping of the blank during the curing process assures even distribution of resin and graphite for maximum power and sensitivity. Available in eight ultra-light models.
$59.99 - $79.99
Daiwa Laguna Spinning Rod
Daiwa Laguna Spinning Rod
6 Models available
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Daiwa Laguna Spinning Rods feature a high performance graphite blank, lightweight split grip design with non-slip, high density EVA foam, and a stainless steel hooded reel seat. Laguna Spinning Rods rods feature dark graphite blanks with red thread wraps and black guides. All models are 2-piece. Available in six models.
$34.99
Fenwick Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rod
Fenwick Elite Tech River Runner Spi...
7 Models available
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The Fenwick Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods are focused solely on the art of trout. Featuring soft actions and fast tapers these rods are great for applications from lightweight marabou jigs to heavier spinners. The new "hidden handle" design with TAC inlays gives you the ergonomics of a fly rod, creating comfort for long days on the water while still maintaining excellent sensitivity. With no exposed reel seat the handle stays warmer in cold weather.
$149.99
Offer AvailableSt. Croix Panfish Series Spinning Rod
St. Croix Panfish Series Spinning Rod
8 Models available
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St. Croix Panfish Series Spinning Rods are built on premium-quality SCII graphite blanks combined with SCVI graphite for optimal weight, balance. and sensitivity. The Panfish Series was designed to provide superior performance when targeting crappie, bluegill, perch, and other panfish. The rods up to 7 feet feature ultra light to light powers with precise, crisp action. The longer, 8 to 11 feet rods feature moderate-fast actions and raise the bar on performance when it comes to long, light power...
$99.99 - $159.99
Offer AvailableSt. Croix Avid Spinning Rod
St. Croix Avid Spinning Rod
33 Models available
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You can't find much better than the St. Croix Avid Spinning Rod! This rod is a fantastic choice for trout, bass, walleye, and even smaller pike, catfish, and carp. Built with St. Croix's proprietary high-modulus SCIII graphite, this rod delivers the highest level of durability and strength possible. The Avid is a powerhouse fishing rod, yet super light and sensitive. The Alconite Concept Guide System is awesome, providing superior smoothness, without being as brittle as standard ceramic. Ergonom...
$159.95 - $239.95
Offer AvailableSt. Croix Premier Spinning Rod
St. Croix Premier Spinning Rod
37 Models available
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St. Croix Premier Spinning Rods set the standard for quality, American made spinning rods at a reasonable price. Premier rod blanks are designed with the lightweight SCII graphite and are tastefully outfitted with high-grade components. SCII is a powerful and durable mid-modulus graphite that is light and sensitive and creates a rod with exceptional "feel." These rods range from ultra-light power to extra-heavy power making them incredibly versatile, and are ideal whether you're chasing crappies...
$119.99 - $189.99
Offer AvailableSt. Croix Triumph Spinning Rod
St. Croix Triumph Spinning Rod
24 Models available
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The St. Croix Triumph Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods are built to St. Croix's exacting standards at an unbelievable price. Along with this, all of these rods have been built with St. Croix's exclusive and unique SCII graphite. The Triumph series is impeccably outfitted with some outstanding features - Fuji reel seats, superior, fast tapers, and premium grade cork handles. All of these rods have been built with Croix's exclusive and unique SCII graphite. 1, 2 and 4-piece travel models are avail...
$89.99 - $139.99
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rod
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rod
9 Models available
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Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods are built with quality components for superior technique and value. Each rod is specially crafted with graphite composite blanks, aluminum oxide guide inserts, and stainless steel hooded reel seats. Loaded with additional features, Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods are sure to help you reel them in all day long!
$22.99 - $34.99

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.