From a lakeside morning to an outing at the seashore, discover the best fishing rod to bring home your next trophy catch.
DICK’S Sporting Goods carries industry-leading fishing rods, outfitted with the latest angling technology. Explore popular freshwater rods, saltwater rods and casting rods for your next day at the water.
Keep in mind rod materials when making your selection. The construction of your rod impacts its action and should be designed for your skill level:
You should consider your level of fishing experience, game fish and environment when choosing your new fishing rod. Learn more about the different models at DICK'S Sporting Goods:
Casting/Conventional Rods: Designed to have the reel and guides on the top, casting rods are most effective for anglers looking to cast several hundred times during a fishing trip.
Spinning Rods: Ranging in length from 5 to 8 feet, this model positions 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.
Power and action are two essential functions of your new fishing rod:
Power: A rod’s resistance to flexing is known as its power. This ranges from ultra-light to ultra-heavy or other similar classifications. If you’re after larger game fish, you may need a rod with more power.
Action: This impacts your casting distance and accuracy. The smaller the fish, the lighter the action that you'll need, while the heavier the fish, the heavier the action.