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.
The Shimano Clarus Spinning rods are suitable for many types of baits and catching various fish, including both fresh and saltwater fish species. There are one and two piece rod models, as well as varying powers and actions to choose from. Among the standard features of this series are the Fuji New Concept aluminum oxide guides that are Gudebrod thread wrapped. The blank is constructed with IM-7 Graphite. There is also a convenient hook keeper and handles made with Grade A cork. Some models also have an exposed blank fore grip. All models of this series come with a limited lifetime warranty.
The Shimano Crucial Spinning series are all-purpose single piece spinning rods that are suitable for using most kinds of baits and catching many kinds of fish, including walleye, redfish and salmon. The rods have a blank made from High Modulus IM-9 Graphite and therefore are strong and sensitive. The models have a clicking Fuji reel seat, etched badge butt cap, shaped Grade A cork handles and a hook keeper. The number of New Concept Fuji Alconite guides depends upon the rod model and all the guides are Gudebrod thread wrapped. The Shimano Crucial Spinning rods come with a limited lifetime warranty.
The Shimano Tiralejo series of spinning rods are made of TC4K which is a unique blend of high quality graphite and carbon fibers. The construction makes these surf rods lightweight, sensitive and yet robust enough to catch just about any kind of fish, including striped bass and bluefish. The reel seat is the newly designed and innovative Slide ‘N’ Grip style and it can be moved up and down the rod to the chosen position to properly balance the reel on these rods. The spinning rods all have New Concept Fuji Alconite guides which are thread wrapped and the handle uses a diamond grip for a small diameter and the most in sensitivity. The Tiralejo series fishing rods can also be equipped with a counterbalance system that can separately be purchased.
The Shimano Talavera series of spinning rods are durable and constructed only with high quality materials that are long lasting. These rods are suitable for catching many types of fish, including larger species and ones known for putting up a fight. All models have a fast action, several Fuji aluminum oxide guides and EVA grips. The reel seat and rod are made with graphite and graphite composite. Some models also have a graphite gimbal with a cap. The power ranges from medium light to heavy, depending on the model. All models of Talavera spinning rods are one piece and the length is either 6’6” or 7’0”.
The Shimano Convergence Spinning rods are great rods for most types of fresh and saltwater fish and are perfect for both live bait and lures of varying weights. The blanks are made from IM-6 Graphite and the grips are made from cork and are therefore very comfortable to hold. The models have varying numbers of lightweight Fuji aluminum oxide guides which are Gudebrod thread wrapped. Other features of the fifteen rod models belonging to this series are lightweight EVA butt caps, hook keepers, graphite reel seats and lengths of 5’0” to 7’0”. Choose from ultra-light to medium-heavy powers. All models come with a limited lifetime warranty.
The St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning rods are a series of high quality rods that were designed to catch just about any kind of saltwater fish. These rods make fishing easy, because they are lightweight, strong, powerful and very sensitive, as well as having great hook setting power. The blanks are all handcrafted and constructed from SCII graphite. The rod is also given two coats of the Flex Coat slow-cure finish. Other outstanding features include the Batson Forecast hard aluminum oxide guides with 316 stainless steel frames, Fuji DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods and handle made of premium grade cork.
The St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning travel rods are ideal for all those who catch fish by inshore saltwater angling. These rods are portable since they come in three pieces and each of the travel models comes with a nylon covered case with polypropylene liner. This series of spinning rods features strength, sensitivity and a great hook setting power, as well as a sturdy construction using high quality SCII graphite. The rod is finished with a double coating of Flex Coat slow-cure finish and is comfortable to hold with the high grade cork handle. The Batson Forecast aluminum oxide guides have 316 stainless steel frames which are highly resistant to corrosion. The spinning rods also have a Fuji DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods and are backed by a 5 Year warranty.
The St. Croix Premier Surf Spinning rods are ideal for those that are into saltwater surf fishing and super long distance casting. They are great for catching many of the common kinds of saltwater fish. The fishing rod itself is also lightweight and easy to hold due to the custom cork tape handle. There are various models of the Premier Surf rods available and they come in one or two pieces, as well as have lengths that range from 7’ up to 11’6”. The rod has two coats of Flex Coat and is made with high quality SCII graphite and SCIIW woven graphite. There is a Fuji DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods and there are lightweight, hard aluminum oxide guides as well as a Fuji Aconite “tangle-free” tip top. All Premier Surf Rods are backed by a St. Croix 5-year warranty. These rods are designed and handcrafted right here in the USA.
The St. Croix Legend Inshore Spinning rods are designed
specifically for inshore saltwater angling. They are constructed of the awesome
combination of ART and IPC technology which is all housed in a SC graphite,
Belize blue blank. The super lightweight REC Recoil guides are 100% rustproof.
Made in the USA with super-grad cork handles and a limited lifetime warranty
these rods will perform and not disappoint.
The Daiwa Saltiga Boat Jigging Deep Range Spinning Rods offer actions which are perfect for vertical jigging and are constructed to last. With Daiwa’s Power Slim bias ply graphite blank, Fuji Alconite “New Concept” Guides and a genuine Fuji reel seat, these rods will perform any duties that you want them to. The Daiwa Saltiga Boat Jigging Deep Range Spinning Rods also come with Daiwa’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The Daiwa Saltiga Boat West Coast Spinning Rods will give you a light feel with their slim diameter, while providing great strength, durability, and incredible backbone. These Rods will give you maximum power to lift and control fish and maintain pressure to ensure they wear down quicker and easier.
If a powerful, surf casting rod is what you are after, then TICA is your match with the graphite constructed TC Surf Series Rods! These rods come standard with a non-slip cork and rubber handle, as well as titanium oxide ring tip top guides, and a FUJI aluminum oxide ring tip top guides.
St Croix Triumph Spinning Rods are fast action rods that are extremely durable and strong. You will feel immense sensitivity and incomparable hook setting power! At a very reasonable price along with a five year warranty, the graphite construction and hard aluminum oxide guides will help ensure that you get many years of quality performance and reliability in many different fishing endeavors.
Tica’s spinning rod series provides a well balanced combination of power and sensitivity in one award winning series. The high modulus graphite construction along with the fast taper design of the blank allow for quick and immediate hook sets. Superior Zirconia ring guides, a high quality graphite reel seat and a newly designed cork and carbon grip make these rods a pleasure to fish with. Offered in one and two piece blanks for easy and convenient travel.
St. Croix’s Avid Inshore spinning rod is armed with the most advanced engineering offered in a fishing rod today. Avid Inshore rods deliver total fishing performance with IPC technology using premium high modulus SCIII graphite to make their blanks. The Fuji Alconite Concept Guide System and the Fuji DPS reel seat along with the premium cork grips complete this stellar fishing rod series. Backed by a St. Croix Limited Lifetime Warranty, these rods will perform endlessly for you in the fresh water and saltwater environment.
Premier spinning rods are made with a premium SCII graphite blank finished with high grade components. These rods are very light, yet stronger than ever. You will feel the speed and power of these rods with every use!
The Premier travel spinning series truly honors the purity of fishing with the newest and latest technology St. Croix has to offer. Designed from premium SCII graphite and Batson Forecast hard aluminum-oxide guides with double plated black chrome frames, the Premier offers the reliability and durability of premium grade, light weight fishing rod designed to assure the reputation of the St. Croix name. These perfectly tuned three and four piece rods features Fuji reel seats, premium-grade cork handles, and two coats of Flex coat slow cure finish, and of course, St. Croix stands behind these products with a 5-year warranty.
The Shimano Compre spinning rod is very durable and sensitive. Very popular amongst the freshwater crowd, they are also a perfect choice for many inshore species such as snook, redfish, flounder, sea trout, shad, herring, mackerel, snapper blues, etc. Constructed with an IM-8 Graphite blank and New Concept Fuji Hardloy guides, these rods offer a light weight and highly sensitive instrument that can be comfortably fished all day long.
Here's another great example of Shimano offering great products at affordable prices. The Shimano Clarus Spinning Rod has gained a reputation for its reliability, sensitivity and light weight. They are designed with an IM-7 graphite blank, cork handles and Fuji New Concept Aluminum Oxide guides.
Another top notch mid-high end rod by Shimano that offers extremely light weight and high sensitivity. This rod not only fishes like a dream but it looks like one as well. Featuring New Concept Fuji Alconite guides and attractively and comfortably shaped Grade-A cork handles and a clicking Fuji reel seat, these rods fish as good as they look.
Part of the Daiwa Saltiga Inshore Series, the Saltiga Inshore Coast to Coast Spinning Rods are designed to meet the demands of hardcore, saltwater anglers across the country. Constructed from high modulus graphite blanks, Fuji Alconite guides and Genuine Fuji reel seats, these fast action rods will become a reliable tool in your boat year after year.