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From a lakeside morning to an outing at the seashore, discover the gear it takes to bring home your next trophy catch.
Your fishing rod is made from materials including bamboo, graphite, fiberglass and composite blends. Materials impact the rod’s action and should be designed for your skill level. Explore the collection:
Think about your level of fishing experience, environment and game fish when selecting your rod. Fishing rods come in three basic styles: casting/conventional, spinning and surfcasting.
Spinning Rods: Ranges in length from 5 to 8 feet, positioning the reel and guides on the bottom of the pole to provide smooth, accurate casts.
Saltwater Casting/Conventional rods: The reel and line are located on top of the rod, and the trigger grip lets you securely clutch the rod while releasing the thumb bar.
Action determines how much control you have over the fish. The faster the action, the more pressure you can put on the fish. The power is your rod weight, so deciding the type of fish you want to catch determines the power you need for your rod.
Power: Rods may be classified as Ultra-Light, Light, Medium-Light, Medium, Medium-Heavy, Heavy, Ultra-Heavy, or other similar combinations.
Action: Affects your casting distance and accuracy, also relating to the lure or bait you need and the strength of the reel that should be used. The smaller the fish, the lighter the action that you'll need, while the heavier the fish, the heavier the action. An action may be slow, moderate, fast or a combination.