There are a lot of fishing rods online, but which ones should you buy? Since there are literally thousands of these, it is impractical to try and read all the reviews. To save you the trouble, we have reviewed and collected the best fishing rods available. Yes, there are a lot to choose from, but these six rods stand out.
Saltwater Fishing Rods
Duckett Fishing Inshore Series Casting Rod
This 7-foot long rod has an 8 – 17 lb. line weight with moderate power. It is designed for saltwater, comes with zirconia inserts and a cork handle. This single piece rod is also solidly built and ideal for saltwater fishing. This is not the most powerful fishing rod available, but for beginners and casual anglers, the Duckett will do just fine.
Shakespeare Ugly Stick Tiger Jigging Spinning Rod
This 6’3″ rod is designed for heavy duty use and the kind of gear you would need for heavy duty fishing. Built from graphite, the Stick Tiger is particularly useful if you are into bottom fishing. The rod also has EVA grips that provide comfort while ensuring you have a tight grip.
Freshwater Fishing Rods
St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods
The St. Croix Mojo is available in different styles, but all of them are designed for optimum performance in freshwater. Constructed from graphite, these rods have Flex Coat slow-cure finish and come in one piece for extra durability. If you’re looking for a dependable freshwater fishing rod, this is a good choice.
Lamiglas Insane Surf Spinning Rod
The Insane Surf rod is designed with comfort and performance in mind. At 9’ long, it is made of IM material that makes it light yet durable. It also has an X-Flock handle so it is more durable and comfortable to use. The Insane Surf has a line weight of 10-17 lbs. and also comes with cork grips. It is built out of graphite for extra durability.
St. Croix Legend Ice Fishing Rod
The St. Croix Legend Ice Fishing Rod has a length of 24 inches, ideal for ice fishing. Its length is just right for new anglers, and the handle is very comfortable to hold. You can choose the heavy version, the medium or medium light, depending on the type of fish you want to catch. More importantly, the rod is built for ice fishing and can handle the conditions.
Abu Garcia Veritas Ice Fishing Rod and Reel Combo
Available in ultra-light and medium light variants, this rod uses the Everlast™ Bail System, giving it the durability necessary to fish in ice. Other notable features include its 3+1 Bearing System and the aluminum spool which has been machined to precision.
These are our choices for the top fishing rods. Now you’re probably wondering if there’s any in the six that stands out from the rest. Well, they’re all good and designed for specific occasions and locations. You just need to pick the one that’s appropriate for the fishing area, and you’re good to go.