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The Best Baitcasting Rods For Different Kinds Of Fishing

Updated on December 13, 2010

Baitcasting rods are popular among anglers, especially the more experienced ones, for their capability to enable more accurate casting which results in better chances of catching fish. However, it also takes some skill to use them, that’s why they are particularly popular among those who have been fishing for quite some time now. Baitcasting rods are designed to hold baitcasting reels which are mounted on top of the rod. They can be used for different kinds of fishing whether you’ll be fishing along the river banks while camping, fishing along the coastlines or fishing in open water. Baitcasting rods come in different constructions and lengths too so it’s important to pick the right one which will suit your kind of fishing.

Here are some of the things you should keep in mind when shopping around for baitcasting rods.

When it comes to construction, it’s best to go for materials like graphite which is both durable and light for beginners. Picking something that’s light enough to maneuver will give you better grounds for practice and improvement. You can also pick those made of fiberglass or bamboo. Another factor that is important in choosing the right baitcasting rod is the length. This factor is really important to consider in different kinds of fishing and here’s why. For example, if you’re going fishing along coastlines, you will be targeting fish which usually gather past the surf. For that, you will need longer baitcasting rods that give you more reach.

Then you should also consider the thickness of a rod because, for example, if you’re going fishing in an open water, you’ll be encountering bigger and heavier fish which will require you to have a sturdier rod that can take as much weight as saltwater catches usually weigh. There are some rods that can handle weights of up to 50 pounds.

Here are some of the best baitcasting rods for those of you who take fishing seriously.



Lamiglas Surf King Series Fiberglass Baitcasting Rod (10', Moderate/ Fast. 2-Piece)
Lamiglas Surf King Series Fiberglass Baitcasting Rod (10', Moderate/ Fast. 2-Piece)

Lamiglas Surf King Series Fiberglass Baitcasting Rod (10', Moderate/ Fast. 2-Piece)

For those of you who want to have a reliable baitcasting rod, you can really depend on this one and it won’t let you down. The Lamiglas Surf King Series Fiberglass Baitcasting Rod is a sturdy companion made of unbreakable fiberglass. It has a sleek, black shaft with a silver and diamond details and it’s definitely designed to withstand the harsh effects of sea water exposure and handle the weight of heavier saltwater fish. It measures 10 feet long and is rated for 17-40 pound test line which means you can bring this along to the beach or coastlines or to open water fishing. It’s also great for moderate to fast action angling so it gives you more chances of catching the fastest ones.

St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods Model: MBC70MF (7' 0", M)
St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods Model: MBC70MF (7' 0", M)

St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods Model: MBC70MF (7' 0", M)

Fishing isn’t just about casting the line and waiting for the fish to come and tug. It takes skill, it takes time and it takes some practice too. For those who’ve gone fishing for years to know what that means, here’s something that will guarantee satisfaction from even the old-timers. The St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rod is made of Premium SCII graphite which is very durable and light as well so you can be sure it won’t break even in the toughest encounters and it will prove itself easy to maneuver for better chances of bringing home a good bucket. This rod also features Batson Forecast line guides made of aluminum oxide matched with black chrome frames. It has a Fuji ECS reel seat plus black hoods. It also has cork handles which give you a better grip. You’ll love having this around for bass fishing.

Abu Garcia 1-Piece Vendetta Series Baitcast Rod
Abu Garcia 1-Piece Vendetta Series Baitcast Rod

Abu Garcia 1-Piece Vendetta Series Baitcast Rod

When it comes to high quality fishing equipment, one of the brands that many anglers recognize is Abu Garcia. With this brand, this means you can trust this rod to give you the same performance other experience fisherman have enjoyed. This baitcasting rod measures 6 feet and 3 inches and comes with Fuji ACS and VSS reel seats. This one is great for medium action so you can take this along if you’re going camping near lakes, rivers or coastlines. This rod is very sturdy and is sure to withstand anything within its indicated use. It can also withstand saltwater if you plan to go surf fishing. To keep your hands comfortable and protected, this rod features high-density EVA hand grips. You can also get this baitcasting in other sizes ranging from 7 feet (medium action) to 7 feet and 3 inches (medium to heavy action).

Shimano FXC 2 Piece Casting Rod
Shimano FXC 2 Piece Casting Rod

Shimano FXC 2 Piece Casting Rod

For anglers with the most discriminating taste, you can’t possible go wrong with a Shimano baitcasting rod. Shimano is a brand that’s recognized all over the world for its competitive performance and quality. They were known for rugged bikes but they are also known to have incorporated the same quality of their bikes into their fishing supplies. This baitcasting rod from Shimano is made of aeroglass that’s designed to handle medium to heavy weights. It also has aluminum oxide line guides to keep your fishing line smooth and untangled. This rod also features a graphite reel seat and an EVA hand grip that allows you to go fishing in comfort and style. You can get this rod in several sizes from 6 feet onwards so you can choose whichever will be more convenient for the kind of fishing you plan to do.

Okuma Cedros Jig Casting Rod
Okuma Cedros Jig Casting Rod

Okuma Cedros Jig Casting Rod

Another legendary name when it comes to fishing equipment is Okuma. The Okuma Cedros Jig Casting Rod is made of E-glass that allows it to handle heavier catches and absorb shock in case you’re using braided fishing lines. It also has tough zirconium PVC-coated guide inserts that serve the same function for your maximum convenience. Aside from that, this rod features a pyramid machined reel seat made of strong yet lightweight aluminum. It’s also designed with a rear grip that gives you better control of the rod. Each detail of this rod was given careful attention to ensure you the best performance and quality possible. It comes in lengths ranging from 5 feet and 10 inches up to 6 feet with medium to heavy capacity.

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