What’s the difference between different types of fishing rods?

In general, smaller fishing rods cast shorter distances, while longer fishing rods cast longer distances. The length of a fishing rod typically ranges from 6-12 feet, so to choose a measurement for your needs, consider the type of fishing you plan to do, the species you are after and your fishing environment.

What type of fishing rod should I buy?

A short (6 feet or less) rod is ideal if you want to make short, accurate casts. When pinpoint accuracy is less critical, a long rod (over 7 feet) is the way to go. Dingy or dirty water and heavy cover are two situations where short-range accuracy is part of the recipe for success, and a shorter rod can really shine.

What are extra fast rods used for?

Extra Fast action rods are better suited for hook sets when fishing vertical then horizontal. Using this action rods are best for pole fishing with worm, jigging, or live bait fishing.

Should I get a medium or medium heavy rod?

When fishing with spinnerbaits, use at least a medium/heavy power rod because of the larger single hook. A medium/heavy rod with a fast action provides a great balance for most spinnerbaits up to half an ounce. When fishing baits greater than half an ounce, an extra fast action will provide better casting.

What is a medium-heavy rod for?

A mediumheavy rod will allow you to fish Texas rigs, smaller jigs, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, topwater lures, crankbaits and much more without sacrificing hardly any performance. While many boat anglers prefer their mediumheavy rods to be longer, I tend to max my bank fishing rods out at 7 feet.

What are medium rods best for?

Medium and medium-fast rods will usually provide a little more casting distance and still provide adequate hooksetting power. These actions are often used for applications that involve treble hooks, such as crankbaits and topwater lures or other reaction baits such as spinnerbaits.

What is the best medium/heavy fishing rod?

Best 12 Medium Heavy Casting Rods For 2021
Rod ModelLengthAction
Bass Pro Crankin Chatterbait7’4Moderate
WMB71MHF7’1”Fast
BMJ7’2”Fast
WMB63MHF6’3”Fast

What is the most expensive fishing rod?

Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod – $4,600

An Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod starts at $4,600, thus making it the most expensive fishing rod that can be found out there on the market.

Are expensive fishing rods worth it?

Expensive rods are more sensitive, able to detect smaller bites, and generally more fun to use than their cheaper counterparts. With that said, the law of diminishing returns definitely applies. There’s much more difference between a $50 rod and a $150 rod than between a $100 rod and a $300 rod.

What is the best cheap fishing rod?

Best affordable bass fishing rods
  • Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Custom Spinning Combo. $60.
  • Shimano Sienna Spinning Combo. $60.
  • Nightcrawlers, 12 ct. $4.
  • Yum Pro Performance Plastics Kit. $20.
  • Eagle Claw Baitholder Fish Hooks, Size 4, Set of 10. $2.

Should I get a rod and reel combo?

Experienced anglers are usually better served by purchasing their rods and reels separately, while beginning anglers are often better off purchasing one of the rod and reel combos offered by manufacturers.