One of the more popular types of fishing rods are spinning rods, which are frequently used for general freshwater angling. They differ from bait casting, fly fishing, ice fishing and surf fishing rods in various ways, though it mostly comes down to the reel choice, how it is attached and how the line is fed to the tip of the rod.
Spinning rods have some unique characteristics that it should be beneficial to understand before you make a purchase at an outdoor sports store.
Spinning rods are specifically designed for use with spinning reels and should create a neat line from rod tip to the reel to ensure proper balance. Another unique aspect of spinning reels is the graduated line guides that range down the whole length of the pole.
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These are usually metal rings that start out larger near the reel and handle and get smaller near the tip. On spinning rods, these rings help guide the line neatly onto the spool so there are no tangles or twists.
Most spinning rods are between six feet and 12 feet long. The shorter ones are more often used for casual lake and pond fishing and the longer ones are used for trout and other large, active fish fishing in rivers. Spinning rods also differ in their flexibility, also called a rod’s action, and their power, which is essentially the strength of the rod and its ability to handle heavier fish.