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The only piece of fishing gear as important as your reel is your rod! The smart angler knows to tailor their gear toward the fish they plan to catch.

Just as the smart angler knows top water frog lures wont catch a walleye, they know a rod made specifically for jigging or spinning, will outperform a bait casting rod in its designated category.

Tackle Reports has gathered a list of fishing rods for the beginner, the pro, and everyone in between. Here are some of our favorites.

Wright and McGill Skeet Reese Senkotoad Fishing Rod



The Wright and McGill Skeet Reese Senkotoad Fishing Rod is a singular piece rod. At 7’2”, this medium-light fishing rod is light weight and finely balanced. A unique rubber mold delivers durability and comfort.

This rod weighs just under a pound and can support 8 to 20lb test. This rod is under the $100 limit. The trigger grip means this rod isn’t a perfect fit for every reel type but so long as you pair the correct rod and reel, this Wright and McGill Fishing Rodwill serve you well.



Cadence Fishing – CR7 Spinning Rods


The first thing you’ll notice about the Cadence fishing CR7 Spinning Rods are their uniquely designed and varied handle grips. The come in three different styles: The Full Grip, The Split/Carbon Grip, and the Split Grip.  The second thing you will notice is the weight. Cadence Fishing has developed a reasonably prices rod, one of the better rods under $100 and the rod is extremely light and strong.

The Cadence fishing rods are new on our radars but if you’re on a budget and looking to catch decent sized, 8-15 pound, fish. Then this is a solid choice. If you pick one up, make sure to let us know how it preforms for you.




St. Croix Premier Musky Rods


St. Croix Premier Musky Rods made for muskies, these 8’ rods can handle most heavy freshwater fish you come across.

From catfish to big striper, this rod is made for knockdown drag out fish fights with its outstanding strength without losing its hook setting sensitivity.

A high quality graphite rod coupled with high quality cork handles and a smooth Flex Coat slow cure finish cause these rods to look as good as they cast. The availability of multiple models ensures a perfect match for every angler.

The 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix adds enormous value to an already phenomenal rod.




G. Loomis Fiber Blend Jerkbait series rods

The G.Loomis Fiber Blend Jerkbait series rods are some of the best rods available made specifically for jerk bait casting.

With four different option available in the jerkbait series, every angler will find a comfortable rod to their liking. The benefit of these jerkbait rods is their light responsive design allowing the angler to fish baits properly, without sacrificing the power necessary to keep your catch on the line.

The flexibility and versatility of the jerkbait series gives the fisherman plenty of control to impart a slight twitch or set a strong hook.


Lew’s Custom Lite Speed Stick Series

The Lew’s Custom Speed Stick Lite HM85 Casting Rods deliver premium lightweight performance with unparalleled sensitivity and power. The advanced APT: Advanced Performance Technology blanks, composed of top-grade 85-million modulus graphite blanks, also feature Lew’s multilayer construction for superior durability and performance.

Titanium Oxide Guides precisely span each blank to maximize the attributes of each rod, and also provide increased casting performance and durability. Lew’s exclusive SoftTouch skeletal reel seats provide direct contact with the blank for maximum sensitivity transfer, and advanced polymer Winn split grip handles deliver an unprecedented level of grip and comfort even when wet. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty as well, the Lew’s Custom Speed Stick Lite HM85 Casting Rods offer lightweight, ultra-sensitive performance and power worthy of the highest levels of competitive fishing.


Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod

The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod (10-25-Pound Test) is a two piece 6.5-foot-long Medium-Heavy power rod. Ugly Stick rods are incredibly durable.

While a 10-25-pound test limit is not the strongest line weight allowed, the Ugly Stiks durability is legendary for its ability to take abuse. The new ugly stiks redesign preserves the traditional commitment to strength, durability, and dependability while showing off its sleek new graphite and fiberglass composite body.

The black finish with red and silver assets give it a modern look and feel not felt in earlier models. The best part about the Ugly Stik fishing rod is the price.

For a rod that normally costs less than 50 dollars, the Ugly Stik offers more bang for its buck than many others.

Happy fishing!