Spinning Rods

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Berkley Lightning Rod Shock Spinning Rods
Berkley Lightning Rod Shock Spinning Rods
Designed for Superline fishing 1K Power Helix » 1K is a carbon fiber material used to produce extra strength in the backbone, necessary for the …
Starting at: $37.46
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List price: $49.99
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Berkley Glowstik Spinning Rods
Berkley Glowstik Spinning Rods
Exclusive Blank Design » Light activated to glow continuously for great night bite detection. Super-strong, Super-tough E-glass » Creates …
Starting at: $35.18
List price: $39.99
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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod
Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod
Carbon Veil - A non-woven, multi directional hoop fiber that creates a shield of protection around the 100% High Modulus Graphite resulting in a …
Starting at: $99.95
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Spinning Rods
Ugly Stik Tiger rods are versatile rods that can be used across many species from coast to coast. These rods are at home catching tuna in the Pacific …
Starting at: $59.95
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Spinning Rods
Ugly Stik Tiger rods are versatile rods that can be used across many species from coast to coast. These rods are at home catching tuna in the Pacific …
Starting at: $59.95
List price: $63.78
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Bigwater Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Bigwater Spinning Rods
For the challenge of bigwater fishing, fishermen around the world choose Ugly Stik Bigwater rods to haul in their trophy fish. Dependability and …
Starting at: $49.95
List price: $54.01
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Inshore Select Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Inshore Select Spinning Rods
Howald Process™ Triple Built blank with added graphite for lighter weight and smaller diameter blanks. Fuji® stainless steel guides with …
Starting at: $49.95
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Shakespeare Outcast Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Outcast Spinning Rods
Strong tubular glass. Stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts. Comfortable EVA split grip. Hook keeper.
Starting at: $11.60
List price: $14.99
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Shakespeare Wonderpole Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Wonderpole Spinning Rods
Available in multi-piece telescopic poles. Perfect actions for bream and crappie. Line keeper and fluorescent colored tip. Includes spare rubber cap …
Starting at: $8.65
List price: $10.99
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Shakespeare Sturdy Stik Bigwater Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Sturdy Stik Bigwater Spinning Rods
Extra tough solid fiberglass blanks. Blank-through-handle construction with EVA grips. Graphite reel seats with stainless steel hoods. Stainless …
Starting at: $20.69
List price: $24.99
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Shakespeare Wild Cat Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Wild Cat Spinning Rods
High-strength 2-piece tubular glass blanks. Durable stainless steel double-footed guides. High visibility orange tips and grips. Comfortable EVA …
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List price: $19.99
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Shakespeare Crappie Hunter Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Crappie Hunter Spinning Rods
IM-6 graphite rods. Perfect actions for bream and crappie. EVA handles and convenient line keeper.
Starting at: $24.38
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Berkley Lightning Rod IM6 Spinning Rods
Berkley Lightning Rod IM6 Spinning Rods
Unique combination of strength and sensitivity with the dependability only Berkley® delivers. Multi-modulus graphite. Gives the strength and …
Starting at: $32.51
List price: $39.99
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Berkley Trout Dough Series Spinning Rods
Berkley Trout Dough Series Spinning Rods
Actions engineered specifically to cast Berkley® Dough further and with more accuracy without losing your bait. Each rod is designed to provide …
Starting at: $31.05
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Abu Garcia Vendetta Spinning Rod
Abu Garcia Vendetta Spinning Rod
The popular Vendetta™ has been upgraded with a new cutting edge design and advances technology for added strength and durability. The new …
Starting at: $79.95
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Abu Garcia Veracity Spinning Rod
Abu Garcia Veracity Spinning Rod
Exceptional sensitivity in a lightweight, balanced package engineered for today’s serious angler. Constructed from 36 Ton graphite with Nano …
Starting at: $149.95
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Abu Garcia Volatile Spinning Rod
Abu Garcia Volatile Spinning Rod
Whether you are targeting inshore species like redfish, trout and stripers, or larger freshwater species like muskie, the same high performance …
Starting at: $99.95
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Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rod
Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rod
Graphite technology, remarkable value. A favorite for over 30 years. Berkley Cherrywood® offers a balanced graphite composition blank and …
Starting at: $20.33
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Fenwick Aetos Spinning Rod
Fenwick Aetos Spinning Rod
When it comes to heritage, Fenwick is second to none. Its legendary performance and attention to detail has placed Fenwick at the top of many …
Starting at: $179.95
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Fenwick HMX Spinning Rod
Fenwick HMX Spinning Rod
The HMX is all about the action. Rods ranging from ultralight to heavier salmon steelhead and everything in between. Each rod is carefully tapered …
Starting at: $79.95
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Fenwick Methods Spinning Rod
Fenwick Methods Spinning Rod
Methods pack rods are a game changer for the avid traveling angler. Methods features five interchangeable pieces in one tube which allows anglers to …
Starting at: $149.95
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Spinning How-To's



Spinning Rod

Spinning Rod Actions (Video)

Here is a video with John Brownlee walking you through the terminology written on a spinning rod.... read more



Video Transcript

Hi. I'm John Brownlee and I want to talk to you today about spinning rods. Everybody knows what kind of rod they like but they often don't know what the terminology means that's written on the rods and it all has to do with the action of the rod.

For instance, this is a Penn Allegiance Inshore Rod. It's made for eight to 20 pound braided line. We've got eight-pound Nanofil on here. And it's an extra fast action. Now, you might wonder what that means.

Well, what it means is it's got a very soft tip. You can throw very light things a long way because it loads up and throws things like live shrimp. Or in this case, we have a BDS head on here. We're going to put a gulp tail on that. Light things can be thrown a long way with a fast action rod. This is extra fast action.

Now this rod, for instance, has a different action. This is a Penn Regiment Inshore Series Rod and it is a fast action rod. It doesn't have a softer tip. You can still throw things a long way with it but it's made to throw heavier things. Or in this case, we have on here a popping cork which will suspend a live shrimp beneath and it's made to chug across the surface.

It's got some backbone so it'll move heavy things or cast heavy things.

Now, if you get in to medium and medium heavy action rods, they're going to have very little flexibility in the tip. It casts for things like live baiting or lifting big grouper off the bottom where you need nothing but power and you probably not going to cast at all.

It just depends on the kind of fishing you do. But get use to the terminology and the nomenclature on the rods and they'll be better suited for the type of fishing you're able to use them for.

I'm John Brownlee. Thanks a lot.

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