Fishing Rod: How to Buy a Great First

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Whether you want to buy the first fishing rod for a child or you are an adult who has never gone fishing before, you should understand all the available fishing rod types before making the decision. There are different sizes, strengths, flexibilities, materials and more to consider. This guide will lead you through the process of buying a great first fishing rod for a new angler of any age.

When you are going to buy a new fishing rod, there are three main things to ask yourself to start your search more intelligently. First, what type of fish are you trying to catch with your rod? Second, are you going to fish frequently and get serious about it or will it just be a sometimes hobby? Third, are you interested in casting bait into the shallows and teasing fish out of hiding or do you want to throw heavy lures to the bottom and catch the big ones?

Best Rating Fishing Rod

Product name Rating Price
Sougayilang Spinning Telescopic Fishing Rod Graphite Carbon Fiber Travel Portable Super Hard Fishing Pole for Boat Saltwater and Freshwater Fish Fishing Rods Poles Sougayilang Spinning Telescopic Fishing Rod Graphite Carbon Fiber Travel Portable Super Hard Fishing Pole for Boat Saltwater and Freshwater Fish Fishing Rods Poles
4.2 out of 5 stars
$300.00 - $300.00
Fiblink 3-Piece Spinning Rod Heavy Spinning Fishing Rod Portable Fishing Rod Graphite Spin Rod (30-50-Pound Test) Fiblink 3-Piece Spinning Rod Heavy Spinning Fishing Rod Portable Fishing Rod Graphite Spin Rod (30-50-Pound Test)
4.0 out of 5 stars
$60.99 - $69.99
PLUSINNO Telescopic Fishing Rod and Reel Combos FULL Kit, Spinning Fishing Gear Organizer Pole Sets with Line Lures Hooks Reel and Fishing Carrier Bag Case Accessories PLUSINNO Telescopic Fishing Rod and Reel Combos FULL Kit, Spinning Fishing Gear Organizer Pole Sets with Line Lures Hooks Reel and Fishing Carrier Bag Case Accessories
4.6 out of 5 stars
$59.99 - $83.99
PLUSINNO Spin Spinning Rod and Reel Combos Carbon Telescopic Fishing Rod with Reel Combo Sea Saltwater Freshwater Kit Fishing Rod Kit PLUSINNO Spin Spinning Rod and Reel Combos Carbon Telescopic Fishing Rod with Reel Combo Sea Saltwater Freshwater Kit Fishing Rod Kit
4.2 out of 5 stars
$44.42 - $82.21
Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod
4.5 out of 5 stars
$31.66 - $94.64
Eagle Claw Pack-It Spin Combo Telescopic Rod (1 Piece) Eagle Claw Pack-It Spin Combo Telescopic Rod (1 Piece)
3.7 out of 5 stars
$23.95

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Shimano Fishing Rod

Product name Rating Price
Shimano Stimula 2-Piece Spin Rod Shimano Stimula 2-Piece Spin Rod
4.0 out of 5 stars
$24.99 - $127.00
Shimano FXS 2 Piece Spinning Rod Shimano FXS 2 Piece Spinning Rod
4.0 out of 5 stars
$17.47 - $49.53

Choosing a fishing rod not only requires you to explore your intentions as outlined above, but also to understand which rod is best for which situation. For example, if you want more power to bring up larger fish or to cast further, you will need a thicker and stronger fishing rod. If you intend to go after very active fish fight the hook, you may need a very flexible rod to have greater control.


Other things to consider when shopping for your first fishing rod is what the rod is made out of, how much it costs and what kind of grip it has. After all, you want to be comfortable while catching fish.

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