Best Bass Fishing Rods

Introduction

What’s makes a great bass fishing rod?
As with so many things in life, the answer is, “It depends.”

Drawing of Largemouth Bass Fish

You need to decide which bass fishing techniques you’ll be focusing on. Then you’ll be able to pick the right rod. If you have experience with different lures and techniques, you’ll definitely understand our suggestions and guidelines for selecting a new rod.

But what if you don’t have much on-the-water experience?

This article is going to provide you with all the information you need to choose the right bass fishing rod.

No Experience Needed!

We’ll give you our top picks for bass rods, both casting and spinning, and clue you in to the nitty-gritty details, like what the terms power (or weight) and action mean, and what material types go into making the best fishing pole for bass.

If you’re in a hurry, we’ve provided a quick-and-easy reference that matches certain rod types with the techniques they’re most suited for. Check out our Bass Rod Cheat Sheet to get a fast recommendation on which rod to buy.

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Casting Rods vs. Spinning Rods

Casting Rod and Spinning Rod ComparedWhile each rod type excels in certain areas, both casting rods and spinning rods can work with any lure or technique you choose.

The main difference between the two rod types is the kind of reel that you’ll attach. A casting rod calls for a low-profile casting reel that looks like a tiny winch. Spinning rods take an underslung, open-faced spinning reel that features a revolving bail to wind the line.

Because both kinds of rods are available with any level of strength and flexibility you could ask for, the reel type is really what makes one kind of rig better than another for a given type of fishing.

  • Casting rigs have more power and allow for better casting accuracy.
  • Spinning rigs are capable of casting lighter lures.

If you remember those two facts about casting and spinning reels when you’re selecting a rod, you can factor them in along with all the rod-focused decision points we’ll discuss.

Bass Rod Cheat Sheet

We wanted to give you a shortcut to rods selection, but first we’ll need to preview a couple of terms that are described in more detail later.

When discussing rods, the term power (or weight) describes how easily a rod bends, whereas the term action describes the location in the rod’s length where the bend occurs.

Whether it’s a casting or spinning rod, power and action greatly affect how a rod performs when used with various lures and techniques, and that’s what this cheat sheet is all about.

If you’re fishing with…The best type of rod is…Example
Plastic Worms & Jigs
  • Power: Heavy or Medium-Heavy
  • Action: Fast
  • Length: 6′ or 6′ 6″
Zebco Graphex Casting Rod
Spinnerbaits
  • Power: Medium
  • Action: Fast
  • Length: 6′ or 6′ 6″
Duckett Micro Magic Pro Spinning Rod
Crankbaits
  • Power: Medium
  • Action: Moderate
  • Length: 6′ 6″ or 7′
St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rod
Topwater baits
  • Power: Medium or Medium-Light
  • Action: Slow
  • Length: 6′ 6″ or 7′
Lamiglas XP Bass Spinning Rod

Obviously, there are a lot of lure categories not addressed here, but these are certainly some of the most common, and we hope this chart gives you a good idea of what type of rod works with these lures.

Top Picks Overview

Below you’ll find a quick overview of the best bass rods on the market today.
Each rod is also described in a detailed review later in this article.

 TypeProductOur RatingPrice
Ugly Stik GX2CastingUgly Stik GX2
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Mojo Bass Glass Casting RodCastingSt. Croix Mojo Bass Glass
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Duckett Micro Magic ProSpinningDuckett Micro Magic Pro
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Abu Garcia IKE Signature RodCastingAbu Garcia IKE Signature
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Berkley Cherrywood HDCastingBerkley Cherrywood HD
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Lamiglass XP Bass Spinning RodSpinningLamiglas XP Bass
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Quantum Fishing Graphex Medium Heavy Casting RodCastingZebco Graphex
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SHIMANO STIMULA spinning rodSpinningShimano Stimula
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Daiwa Tatula Spinning RodSpinningDaiwa Tatula
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Dobyns Fury Series Spinning RodSpinningDobyns Fury
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Top Pick Reviews – Casting Rods

This section contains our top picks for anyone looking for an affordable, high-quality casting rod.
If you need to find the best baitcasting rod for bass, read on.

1

Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod

This rod is made with what the manufacturer calls Ugly Tech construction. It’s an ingenious combination of graphite and fiberglass that results in a very strong, sensitive rod.

You’ll see a lot of rods featuring guides with inserts made of some space-age plastic. That stuff does make casting easier, but sometimes the inserts pop out.

The UglyStik GX2 Casting Rod solves that problem because it’s fitted with one-piece stainless-steel guides. You may give up an inch or two in casting distance, but these guides are extremely durable, and you’ll never have to worry about inserts coming out.

You can get this rod in a variety of weights, and there’s a 7′, medium-weight version that would be perfect for throwing crankbaits.

Our rating: 4.6/5

Specifications

  • Ugly Tech™ construction with a combination of Graphite and fiberglass to create a strong, yet sensitive rod
  • Ugly Tuff™ one piece stainless steel guides provide excellent durability and eliminate insert pop-outs
  • Ugly Stik Clear Tip design for strength & sensitivity
  • Durable & lightweight EVA grips
  • 7-year warranty
Size Chart
LengthPowerLure WeightLine WeightPieces
5’6″Medium1/4-5/8 oz8-20 lb1
5’6″Medium1/8-5/8 oz6-12 lb2
6′Med. Heavy1/4-3/4 oz10-25 lb1
6′Medium1/4-5/8 oz8-20 lb1
6′Medium1/4-5/8 oz6-12 lb2
6’6″Medium1/4-5/8 oz8-20 lb1
6’6″Med. Heavy1/4-3/4 oz10-25 lb1
6’6″Med. Heavy1/4-3/4 oz10-25 lb2
6’6″Heavy1/2-1 1/2 oz20-50 lb1
7′Medium1/4-5/8 oz8-20 lb1
7′Med. Heavy1/4-3/4 oz10-25lb1
7′Medium1/4-5/8 oz8-20 lb2
7′Med. Light1/4-3/4 oz8-20 lb2
7’6″Med. Light1/4-3/4 oz6-17 lb1

2

St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rod

Mojo Bass Glass Casting RodCasting rods are preferred when fishing with most crankbaits, and the St. Croix’s Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rod was designed specifically to be one of the top bass rods for crankbait fishing.

This rod was great when it was first introduced, but a complete redesign in 2016 made it even better. It is now constructed of 100% linear S-glass and its one-piece blank is performance-tuned using St. Croix’s Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology.

The guides are made with strong aluminum-oxide rings that allow line of all types to shoot through with minimal resistance. That means you can make longer casts!

Fuji makes the best reel seats, and the Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rod features one with a black hood, making the rod and reel fit so well they seem like they’re molded together.

This rod’s premium-grade cork handle has a split grip that exposes part of the rod blank for added sensitivity.

The Mojo Bass Glass Rod doesn’t just perform well, it also looks amazing! St. Croix completes this rod with two coats of Flex-Coat, slow-cure finish. It protects the blank and keeps your rod in top condition for as long as you own it.

Our rating: 4.5/5

Specifications

Features
  • Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology.
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite.
  • Super premium, 100% linear S-glass.
  • Slim-profile ferrules.
  • Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with aluminum-oxide rings and black frames.
  • Fuji® ECS reel seat.
  • Split-grip/premium-grade cork handle.
Model Chart
LengthPowerActionLine WeightLure WeightRod WeightHandle
7’4″MMod.8-14 lb¼-¾ oz5.2 oz4
7’8″MHMod.10-20 lb⅜-1 oz6.6 oz5

3

Abu Garcia IKE Signature Casting Rod

Abu Garcia IKE Signature RodElite Series Pro Mike Iaconelli put all his knowledge and experience into the design of the Ike Signature Series rods. If you need a classic worming rod, this would be a fine choice.

To start with, the rod is constructed of premium graphite. It has an action that helps you cast accurately, it is sensitive enough to transmit the slightest bite, and it has the backbone to achieve brutal hook sets when using soft plastics. But the rod’s dynamic bend also makes it suitable for crankbait fishing.

Like most of the rods we’ll discuss, Abu Garcia’s IKE Signature Casting Rod comes with stainless steel guides and a quality reel seat. The hardware attached to your rod may not be the first thing you check out, but make no mistake, it matters a lot. The Fuji reel seat makes for a low-profile attachment, and the guides have Zirconium inserts to reduce line friction.

Mike Iaconelli consulted with Abu Garcia to ensure these rods have the right power/weight and action, and Abu Garcia listened. Afterall, when you’ve had as much success on the professional bass fishing circuit as Mr. Iaconelli, you’re bound to have some pretty valuable insights.

Our rating: 4.2/5

Specifications

  • 36-ton graphite gives a lightweight balanced design with increased sensitivity
  • Fuji® reel seat for great comfort
  • Stainless steel guides with Zirconium inserts
  • Mike Iaconelli designed actions
  • HSG Construction gives parabolic action – ideal for crankbait fishing

4

Berkley Cherrywood HD Casting Rod

Through-handle construction has a lot to do with how solid a rod feels in your hand. It’s when the blank extends all the way through the handle to the very end, and it can have a big impact on a rod’s power and sensitivity. On some low-end bass rods, it’s the first thing manufactures get rid of to cut costs.

That’s not the case with the Berkley Cherrywood HD Casting Rod. A through-handle design is just one of the high-end features you’ll find in this affordable rod. Durable guides with stainless steel inserts and a premium cork grip come standard.

The Berkley Cherrywood HD Casting Rod is available in a range of lengths, powers/weights, and actions, so finding a bass pole that’s right for the lures and techniques you’ll be using will be no problem at all!

Our rating: 4/5

Specifications

  • Hybrid design construction for increased sensitivity with the security of through-handle construction
  • SS304 guides with Stainless Steel inserts
  • Cork handle design for added comfort and grip
Size Chart
LengthPowerActionLine WeightPieces
5’6″MediumFast8-17 lb1
6′Medium HeavyFast10-20 lb1
6’6″MediumFast8-17 lb1
6’6″MediumFast8-17 lb2
6’6″Medium HeavyFast10-20 lb1
7′Medium LightFast6-14 lb1
7′MediumFast8-17 lb1
7′Medium HeavyFast10-20 lb1

5

Zebco Graphex Casting Rod

The Graphex Casting Rod from Zebco is an affordable rod that performs like one of its high-end cousins. All the available lengths have a fast action, and you can choose the power that matches up with the lures and techniques you’re using.

Graphite is bonded with EX-Fiber to give this rod remarkable sensitivity and strength. Aluminum-oxide guides mean minimal resistance regardless of the type of line you use, and less resistance results in longer casts.

You might not expect a natural cork handle on a mid-range rod like this, but the Graphex Casting Rod has one, and a rock-solid reel seat lets you securely attach the casting reel of your choice.

If you’re into worming but need a rod that works with other techniques too, pick up a Graphex Casting Rod in the 6′ 6″ length and you won’t be sorry.

Our rating: 3.7/5

Specifications

  • Rod type: Casting
  • Lengths: 6’0″, 6’6″ and 7’0″
  • Action: Medium/Heavy
  • Taper: Fast
  • Line Weight: 6-12 lb
  • Seat: Quantum
Features
  • IM6 graphic bonded with EX-Fiber
  • Fast taper tips for great lure action and control
  • Aluminum-oxide D-Ring DynaFlow guides
  • High-quality cork handles

Top Pick Reviews – Spinning Rods

This section contains our top picks for anglers who need an affordable, high-quality spinning rod for bass fishing.

1

Duckett Micro Magic Pro Spinning Rod

Duckett Micro Magic Pro

If you’re searching for the best spinning rod for bass, you just found it—the Duckett Micro Magic Pro Spinning Rod. Duckett’s innovative Sensi-Touch blanks are unbelievably sensitive, constructed from premium materials, and enhanced with carbon fiber to increase durability.

You can use any type of line with this rod that you want. Monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braid all pass through the micro guides with ease, and specialized inserts ensure that the abrasive braided lines won’t cut into the guides.

This lightweight rod is perfectly balanced to help reduce fatigue, and it features a Fuji reel seat that was designed to allow a low-profile reel connection. A high-grade cork grip is capped off with a tough EVA butt that will never crack or break.

The 6′ 6″, medium-weight model has a fairly fast action, so it would be perfect if you’re going to spend all day slinging spinnerbaits around a grass line.

Our rating: 4.3/5

Specifications

  • Micro-guide technology
  • Hyper-lite braid proof inserts
  • Halo-Sanded Sensi-Touch rod blanks
  • Carbon fiber scrim
  • Cut-proof EVA butt
  • Fuji reel seats
  • High-quality cork grips
Size Chart
LengthPowerActionGuidesHandle Length
6’6″MediumModerate Fast8 + Tip14″
6’6″Medium HeavyModerate Fast8 + Tip14″
7′Medium LightFast9 + Tip15″
7′MediumFast9 + Tip15″
7′Medium HeavyFast9 + Tip15″

2

Lamiglas XP Bass Spinning Rod

Lamiglass XP Bass Spinning RodTopwater fishing has got to be one of the most exciting ways to catch bass. There’s something about seeing that violent explosion under your lure that keeps anglers coming back for more.

But when a fish hits a topwater plug, experienced anglers know that a do-nothing approach is best. Any reaction from you might pull the lure out of the fish’s mouth. The Lamiglas XP Bass rod, one of the best bass spinning rods you can find, is tailor made for topwater fishing because the construction creates a smooth, soft bend that helps ensure solid hookups.

This graphite rod’s light-weight design and comfortable split-grip cork handle help you spend more time on the water without getting tired. A high-end Fuji reel seat means you can attach your best spinning reel and be sure of a solid connection

If you’re looking for a spinning rod that has the action to throw light topwater baits and the power to handle big fish, a Lamiglas XP Bass spinning rod would be an excellent selection.

Our rating: 4.0/5

Specifications

  • Stainless steel guides
  • IM7 carbon graphite blanks
  • Split-grip handle
  • Polished graphic finish
  • Quality Fuji reel seat
Model Chart
ModelLengthLure WeightLine WeightActionPower
XP702S7′1/8 – 1/46 – 10Moderate2
XP703S7′3/16 – 5/88 – 17>Fast3

3

Shimano Stimula Spinning Rod

SHIMANO STIMULA spinning rodShimano’s Stimula Spinning Rods offer fantastic power and sensitivity. They’re at the lower end of the price range, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be giving up any important features.

This rugged spinning rod is constructed using a durable graphite composite blank and is available in a variety of lengths. You can fine-tune your selection by choosing just the right power and action for your fishing style.

Like more expensive rods, the Stimula Spinning Rod is equipped with aluminum oxide guides that will last forever and minimize line friction.

For all anglers who need a great spinning rod but still want to give their wallet a break, the Shimano’s Stimula Spinning Rod is the rod for you.

Our rating: 3.7/5

Specifications

  • Responsive graphite composite construction
  • Comfortable full cork handles for solid grip
  • Lightweight aluminum oxide guides
Model Chart
ModelLengthActionPowerLine WeightForegripSections
STS56UL2B5’6″FastUL2-6 lb2″2
STS60MB6′FastM6-12 lb2.6″1
STS60MLB6′FastML4-10 lb2.6″1
STS66MB6’6″FastM6-14 lb2.6″1
STS66MHB6’6″FastMH8-17 lb3″1
STS66M2B6’6″FastM6-14 lb3″2
STS66ML2B6’6″FastML4-10 lb2.6″2
STS70MB7′FastM6-14 lb3″1
STS70M2B7′FastM6-14 lb3″2

4

Daiwa Tatula Spinning Rod

Daiwa Tatula Spinning RodDiawa is known for it’s high-quality fishing gear, and the Tatula Spinning Rod is a great example of what they do. This rod is made with X45 Bias Graphite construction and SVF (Super High Volume Fiber) carbon fiber that gives it incredible flexibility and strength.

You’ll get a tough but attractive finish, and Daiwa’s custom reel seat features a machined aluminum clamp nut for solid mounting of your favorite spinning reel.

Fuji Alconite guides and an ultra-lightweight split EVA grip round out the package—this feature-packed rod gives you a lot of bang for your buck!

Our rating: 3.5/5

Specifications

  • Premium natural cork handle
  • Lazer-etched Tatula spider graphic
  • X-45 concept blanks with Braiding-X Fiber Braiding technology
  • Fuji FazLite guides.
  • Limited 5-Year warranty
Model Chart
LengthPowerActionLine WeightLure WeightGuides
6’6″MediumFast6-14 lb1/8-3/4 oz8
6’8″MediumFast6-14 lb1/8-3/4 oz8
6’10”MediumX-Fast5-12 lb (6-20 lb Braid)1/16-3/8 oz8
7′MediumFast6-14 lb1/8-3/4 oz8
7’2″Medium HeavyFast8-17 lb1/4-3/4 oz9
7’3″MediumX-Fast6-14 lb (8-20 lb Braid)3/16-1/1 oz9
7’6″Medium LightFast5-12 lb (8-20 lb Braid)3/16-1/2 oz9

5

Dobyns Fury Series Spinning Rod

 

Dobyns Fury Series Spinning RodA versatile, high-quality spinning rod at an affordable price. We all need at least one, and the Dobyns Fury Spinning Rod is a great choice to start your collection.

You get a premium rod that’s made from strong, light-weight graphite, and this rod offers unparalleled power and sensitivity. A Fuji reel seat is the best you can get, and the Dobyns Fury Spinning Rod has one. The Kevlar-wrapped guides are tough, but finished beautifully, to give this rod a high-end appearance.

The Dobyns Fury Spinning Rod is light-weight and has an ergonomic, high-density cork grip, so you can fish all day and into the night without getting worn out.

Our rating: 3.5/5

Specifications

  • Dobyns FR 702SF Fury Series Spinning Rod
    • Primary Techniques: Dartheads, Dropshot Rigs, Shaky Heads, Tubes & Gitzits
    • Secondary Techniques: Finesse Wacky Rigs, Light Texas Rigs, Split Shot
  • Dobyns FR 703SF Fury Series Spinning Rod
    • Primary Techniques: Jigs, Senkos, Shaky Heads, Texas Rigs
    • Secondary Techniques: Heavy Drop Shot, Wacky Rigs
Model Chart
LengthPowerActionLure WeightHandle Length
6’6″LightFast1/8 – 3/8 oz11-1/4″
6’6″Medium LightFast1/8 – 1/2 oz11-1/4″
6’6″MediumFast3/16 – 5/8 oz11-1/4″
7′Medium LightFast1/8 – 1/2 oz12-1/4″
7′MediumFast3/16 – 5/8 oz12-1/4″

Buying Considerations: Bass Rods

This section contains all the nitty-gritty details we promised in the intro.

Read on to get some advice on how a bass rod’s power/weight, action, and length should impact your selection. We’ll also cover common rod construction materials and discuss the role of price when you’re trying to find a good bass rod.


Power and Action

When people refer to a fishing rod’s “power (or weight),” they really mean its stiffness.

You might be thinking, “But I thought action was the term used to describe a rod’s stiffness.”

The terms are easily confused, but the best way to think about it is with these two working definitions:

  • Power describes how easily a rod bends
  • Action described the location in the rod’s length where the bend occurs

Focusing On Power

When selecting a rod and focusing on its power, you should consider how heavy your lures will be. If you try to cast a heavy bait, like a 1 oz jig, for example, on a whippy rod that’s very easy to bend, the power of the lure will load up the rod too much on the back cast. That will rob you of power and control. On the other hand, trying to cast a light lure like a topwater plug on a very stiff rod will be frustrating—you’ll need to get your whole body involved to make even a moderately long cast!

6 lbs Largemouth bass caught

Caught a 6 lbs largemouth bass

Another thing that a rod’s weight/power can affect is its hook setting power. When fishing with soft plastics, for example, you need a stiff rod to get a good hook set. But if you’re fishing topwater baits, where the bass hooks himself, a more bendy rod is preferred.

Most manufacturers produce rods with weights/powers classified as ultra-light, light, medium light, medium, medium heavy, heavy, and extra heavy. Lure weight and hook setting ability are the two most important factors related to a rod’s power/weight.

Focusing On Action

When selecting a rod and focusing on its action, you should think about the specific lure types and techniques you’ll be using. The common rod actions are slow, moderate, and fast.

A fast action rod bends in only the top third of the blank, a moderate action bends in the top half, and the bend of slow action rod begins in the lower third of the blank.

When fishing with jigs or plastic worms, most anglers like to use a fast action rod because they provide a lot of sensitivity, which helps in detecting strikes. Throwing crankbaits, on the other hand, requires a moderate (or even slow) action. That’s because a slower action makes casting the comparatively lighter plugs easier, and, more importantly, results in better hooks ups. If the rod can flex at the moment the fish strikes, the treble hooks of your crankbait have a better chance to dig in, where a stiff rod might simply rip the lure out of the fish’s mouth.

Never Separate Action & Power

Action and Power on fishing rods are related

When assessing a fishing rod, you can’t really separate these two factors, power and action. Some techniques, like fishing soft plastic jerk baits, for example, call for a rod that’s fairly stiff throughout, but with a significant bend close to the tip. In that case, you would select a medium heavy rod with a fast action. When it’s time to switch to topwater, you’ll want to grab a rod that’s medium power and has a moderate action.

If you think about how heavy your lures will be and the techniques you favor, it will be easy to zero in on the exact right power and action for you.


Length

Deciding on the right length for your bass rod is easier than working through some of the other factors, but like everything else, it depends on how you’re fishing. The lures you use, where you want to cast them, and the techniques you employ will all contribute to your rod length decision.

Here are some general rules of thumb about rod length:

 

Pros of Longer Rods

  • Longer rods allow for longer casts.
  • Longer rods move more line, faster, enabling great sweeping hooksets.
  • They give you more leverage to move fish away from cover quickly.

Pros of Shorter Rods

  • Shorter rods allow for better accuracy.
  • Shorter rods are better for ‘trick’ casts like skipping lures under docks.

If you think about what lures you’ll be throwing, and where, then choosing the right rod length will be easy!


Materials

Sample of the mineral Graphite

Sample of the mineral Graphite

Most rods are made primarily from graphite. The best manufacturers have come up with state-of-the-art production techniques in which the graphite material is subjected to high heat in order to create strength and stiffness. Some rod makers skip the more advanced steps, resulting in a brittle rod.

In general, the creation of a graphite rod blank involves taking parallel graphite fibers and incorporating them into sheets with resin. The more fibers and resin material, the stiffer the rod will be.

Additional layers that make up the rod blank are carbon fiber, or, much more commonly, fiberglass.

Most high-quality rods include a combination of materials, with layers of graphite and fiberglass being carefully adjusted to achieve the desired power and action.

Fiberglass fabric composite roll material

Fiberglass fabric material

Rods made of 100% fiberglass were very popular back in the 1950s and they’re making a comeback. Glass rods tend to have a slower action but offer just as much durability as graphite. A drawback used to be increased weight, but modern fiberglass isn’t like that from the 1950s, and many manufactures have created light-weight rods made completely from fiberglass.

But enough about the rod’s blank. What about the hardware?

The reel seat and line guides matter a lot. As you can see from our reviews, most manufactures have picked up on the fact that their rods need to have high-quality hardware. You’ll be pressed to find a rod these days that doesn’t come with durable guides and a solidly constructed reel seat, but do pay attention to those things when making your selection.


Price

We have some words of wisdom about rod price that might not make the manufacturers happy:

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great rod!

Many of the features that differentiate one rod from another are nice-to-have things like a super-high-end cork handle or a finish that’s so gorgeous it takes your breath away.

When you’re trying to find the best bass rods for the money, stay grounded and think about what the rod really needs to do: catch fish, and last forever.

The materials used to make rods have gotten so good, and the rods are so much easier to build than they were a few years ago, that manufactures are packing their low- and medium-range rods with tons of great features. It’s a competitive market, and us fishermen are benefiting from all the options made available to us.

If you just won the lottery, or really want to treat yourself, go ahead and pick out the rod of your dreams, price be damned.

But if you’re like most of us, you have a limited tackle budget. In that case, stick to the low- and mid-priced rods. After all, given how important fishing technique is in rod selection, you’re probably going to need to purchase more than one rod, so don’t break the bank on just one!

Verdict: Match the Rod to your Fishing Style

Let’s go back to that question that got all this started…What makes a great bass fishing rod?

We said, “It depends,” and if this article has done its job, you now know exactly what we meant by that.

First, decide what bass fishing techniques you plan to use. Then think about rod features that make one kind of rod better than another for a given lure or technique.

How you intend to use the rod should always be in the back of your mind as you consider rod weight, action, and length. If you follow this approach when shopping for a bass rod, you’ll end up with a rod that’s perfect for you.

If you can’t get enough of bass fishing, you might want to check out BassResource.com – There’s heaps of solid information about everything bass.

 

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