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Fishing Rods

Fishing rods date back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They were typically made of split Tonkin bamboo, Calcutta reed, or ash wood, which made them not only durable, but light and pliable. Now a days they are typically constructed of graphite and fiberglass composites that are widely available synthetic materials. These materials allow rod manufacturers to tailor both shape and action of the rod in order to achieve greater casting distance and accuracy. Fishing rods today are typically identified by their action, which describes the location of the maximum flex along the length of the rod, and weight, which means the weight of line and lure which is required to cause flex in a fully loaded rod.
Surf Rods
Surf rods are the most common type of saltwater rods. They slightly resemble spinning or Baitcasting rods, but are much longer and are intended for two handed casting. The length of these rods is usually between 10 and 14 feet, so that anglers are able to cast their line out beyond the breaking surf where fish are typically located. These rods are also much stiffer and rigid in order to give the user the ability to effortlessly cast heavy weighted lures and baits which is needed to hold on to the bottom in rough water. To view products by manufacturers visit: Daiwa Surf Rods, Shimano Surf Rods, Penn Surf Rods, and St. Croix Surf Rods.
We carry the following models of Surf Rods:
  • Daiwa Saltiga Interline Surf Rods
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  • Daiwa Emcast Surf Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Surf Rods
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  • Team Daiwa – S Surf Classic Rods
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  • Daiwa Beefstick Surf, Jetty and Big Cat Rods
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  • Shimano Tiralejo Spinning Surf Rods
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  • St. Croix Triumph Surf Rods
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  • St. Croix Premier Surf Spinning Rods
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  • St. Croix Premier Surf Casting Rods
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  • TICA TC Surf Rods UGSA
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  • TICA TC Surf Series Rods
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  • TICA Surge Surf Rods
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  • Okuma EVX Surf Rods
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  • St. Croix Legend Surf Rods
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    Boat Rods
    Boat Rods are designed with a heavier construction than other rods in order to properly and successfully be able to allow you to bottom fish or jig fish.  There is a wide range of rods which fall under this category, from heavy shorter rods which are ideal for bottom fishing, to a much lighter, stand-up model which is great for drift fishing. Most rods in this category of fishing rods have a Gimbal Butt which is great to use with a rod-belt.
    We carry the following models of Boat Rods:
  • Daiwa Beefstick JB Conventional Saltwater Boat Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat West Coast Conventional Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat Deep Range Spinning Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat East Coast Spinning Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat East Coast Conventional Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat Jigging Conventional Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat West Coast Spinning Rods
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  • TICA TC Boat Rods BCMB - Big Game Group
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  • TICA WISA Striper Boat Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Inshore Northeast Striper Rods
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  • TICA BHMA Boat Rods
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  • TICA BHLB Boat Rods
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  • Daiwa Sealine EB Conventional Boat Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga West Coast Conventional Jigging Boat Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat Jigging Deep Range Conventional Rod
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  • Daiwa Sealine EB Conventional Rods
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  • Daiwa Coastal Speciality Coast to Coast Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Northeast Cod Inshore Rods
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    Casting Rods

    Casting Rods are also known as spin casting or bait casting rods. Casting rods hold the reel on top of the rod, and are often more powerful than spinning rods. This is because they are able to handle much heavier line and much heavier loads. To view products by manufacturers visit: Daiwa Casting Rods, Shimano Casting Rods, Penn Casting Rods, and St. Croix Casting Rods.

     


    We carry the following models of Casting Rods:
  • Shimano Talavera Casting Saltwater Rods
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  • Shimano Clarus Casting Freshwater Rods
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  • Shimano Talavera North East Specialty Casting Saltwater Rods
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  • St. Croix Premier Surf Casting Rods
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  • St Croix Legend Tournament Casting
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  • Shimano Clarus Casting Rods
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  • Team Daiwa Tierra Baitcasting Rods
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    Trolling Rods
    Trolling rods are designed for dropping a lure or bait to the side or behind your moving boat, and allowing your boat to pull the lure. Trolling rods typically have a fast action to make fishing and controlling the lure with these types of rods much easier. To view products by manufacturers visit: Daiwa Trolling Rods, Shimano Trolling Rods, Penn Trolling Rods, and St. Croix Trolling Rods.
    We carry the following models of Trolling Rods:
  • Daiwa Sealine Interline Trolling Rods
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    Spinning Rods
    Spinning rods are probably the most diverse and universal type of rods on the market. They typically are constructed of graphite or fiberglass with a cork or PVC foam handle, and are usually between 5 and 8 ½ feet in length. There are usually 5-8 guides which are arranged on the underside of the rod. These guides generally decrease in size from the handle to the tip. Unlike Baitcasting rods or Spincasting rods, the reel on a spinning rod hangs on the underside of these rods and is typically held in place with a sliding or locking reel seat. Spinning rods are used widely for North American sport fish including, trout, bass, pike, and walleye, but can also be used for trolling and still fishing with live bait. To view products by manufacturers visit: Daiwa Spinning Rods, Shimano Spinning Rods, Penn Spinning Rods, Okuma Spinning Rods, and St. Croix Spinning Rods.
    We carry the following models of Spinning Rods:
  • Shimano Clarus Spinning Freshwater Rods
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  • Shimano Crucial Spinning Freshwater Rods
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  • Shimano Tiralejo Spinning Surf Rods
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  • Shimano Talavera Spinning Saltwater Rods
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  • Shimano Convergence Spinning Freshwater Rods
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  • St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods
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  • St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Travel Rods
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  • St. Croix Premier Surf Spinning Rods
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  • St. Croix Legend Inshore Spinning Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat Deep Range Spinning Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Boat West Coast Spinning Rods
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  • TICA TC Surf Series Rods
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  • St. Croix Triumph Spinning Rods
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  • TICA SEHA Spinning Rods
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  • St Croix Avid Spinning Rod
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  • St. Croix Premier Spinning Rods
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  • St Croix Premier Travel Spinning
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  • Shimano Compre Spinning Rods
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  • Shimano Clarus Spinning Rods
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  • Shimano Crucial Spinning Rods
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  • Daiwa Saltiga Coast To Coast Specialty Spinning Rods
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