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The Best Spincasting Rods For Fishing Made Easier

Updated on December 14, 2010

If you’re going camping along rivers or lakes with your family or friends, you may want to bring along some spincasting rods. They are not just good for having fun, bonding and adding dishes to your camp menu but they are also very efficient when you want to enjoy fishing and very easy to use. Spincasting rods can measure around 6 feet and 8 feet long and they typically have a straight, firm handle and line guides for keeping the fishing line smooth. These rods also have reel seats on top of their handles in which spincasting reels are mounted. Don’t get this mistaken with spinning rods as spincasting rods are designed for heavier action and are capable of using heavier fishing lines.

When choosing spincasting rods, take into consideration what they are made of. You can’t go wrong by choosing spincasting rods made of graphite or fiberglass because these materials are just as tough as steel yet light enough to allow for easy control. Try holding the rod and see if you’re comfortable with it. If it does not feel comfortable in your hands then don’t buy it or you may end up frustrated with it.

Once you’ve chosen a kind that’s easy to maneuver, you can consider the length. Length is important because it also affects the action of the rod. When we say action, we are referring to the fishing rod’s flex. If you will be aiming at larger fish, then you should choose a rod that’s stiff enough to handle the weight. On the other hand, if you’re aiming at smaller and lighter fish and you want something that will give you a longer reach, then you can choose longer and more flexible rods that can handle their weight.

Now, here are some spincasting rods you will enjoy having around when you are near the waters for sure.



Shimano is a Goliath when it comes to high standard fishing equipment and its reputation is known all over the world by avid anglers, so if you’re looking for the best fishing gears, then this is one of the brands that can guarantee you world-class performance. Take this Shimano Voltaeus spincast rod for example: it’s made of chemically bonded Unifiber which gives it its high level of responsiveness as well as heavy duty strength. It’s lightweight too so you can go fishing the whole day without feeling much strain on you arms. This rod also features guides made of water-resistant stainless steel that keeps your fishing line evenly strung out and inserts that absorb shock. This rod also has a secure reels seat plus a lifetime warranty. You can get this rod in lengths ranging from 4 feet and 6 inches to 7 feet.

Okuma NOMAD Travel Casting Rod
Okuma NOMAD Travel Casting Rod

Okuma NOMAD Travel Casting Rod

This spincasting rod is a welcome companion for any traveler, camper or cyclist as it comes in a 3-section structure you can break down in order to store it more compactly in the free waterproof bag that comes with it. Despite the collapsible structure, this rod still gives you a firm one-piece feel with its European spigot ferrules that fit each rod piece tightly. This rod also features two different tips suited for different actions so it’s like you got two fishing rods in one. This rod also has a secure reel seat, waterproof stainless steel line guides for smoothening out your fishing line and zirconium guide inserts for absorbing shock. You can get this handy little fishing tool in lengths ranging from 6 feet and 6 inches (medium to heavy action) to 7 feet (heavy or light action).

Wright & McGill Essentials HS 82C-1 Hot Shot Medium 8'2" 1-Piece Casting Rod
Wright & McGill Essentials HS 82C-1 Hot Shot Medium 8'2" 1-Piece Casting Rod

Wright & McGill Essentials HS 82C-1 Hot Shot Medium 8'2" 1-Piece Casting Rod

You’re probably not going out to catch a giant squid and you’re definitely not going out to catch the Loch Ness monster with this one but this is the fishing rod that’s fit enough to haul up a devil of a fish. This rod is specially designed to withstand the most violent struggling of heavyweights with its solid one-piece Kevlar construction. It measures 8 feet and 2 inches and features Fuji Alconite guides for reinforcement. It is designed for moderate to fast action and moderate to heavy weight capacity so you can use a 10 0r 20-pound fishing line with this one. It also features a fighting butt, and a handle with a triangle fore grip and a palm swell for giving you the best grip possible for maximum control. This one’s always ready for the heavy ones wherever you go.

ZEBCO 33 Spincast Combo Fishing Pole
ZEBCO 33 Spincast Combo Fishing Pole

ZEBCO 33 Spincast Combo Fishing Pole

If you’re looking for a very affordable spincasting fishing rod that’s easy on the budget without compromising quality, then you can turn to Zebco. The ZEBCO 33 Spincast Combo Fishing Pole is designed for medium action as  it is made of very durable Z-glass and measures 6 feet and 2 inches long. It breaks down into two pieces so it’s easy for backpackers and cyclists to carry this in their backpacks. It also has a reliable reel seat and, in fact, it comes with a matching spincasting reel. The reel gives you smooth performance that equals that of the rod with its stainless steel ball bearings and it also features an anti-reverse for keeping your fishing line smooth and free of problems. Aside from that, there’s also a drag control which allows you to customize drag performance in different fishing conditions. Now that’s getting two high quality products for the price of one.

Shakespeare Two-Piece Medium Action Spectrum Spincast Combo (5-Feet 6-Inch, Colors May Vary)
Shakespeare Two-Piece Medium Action Spectrum Spincast Combo (5-Feet 6-Inch, Colors May Vary)

Shakespeare Two-Piece Medium Action Spectrum Spincast Combo (5-Feet 6-Inch, Colors May Vary)

Another famous brand known for its great combination of performance and affordability is Shakespeare. The spincasting rod in this combo is made of very strong and lightweight tubular glass so you can go for heavy catches and control your instrument easily. It’s designed for medium action and it measures 5 feet and 6 inches long. This spincasting rod also gives you EVA foams on its handle to provide your hands with the cushion they need so you can fish comfortably for long hours and avoid the occurrence of blisters. Another thing that’s great about getting this spincasting rod is that it comes with a matching spincasting reel that gives you the same performance the rod offers. Together, these two items can guarantee you easy casting and hauling plus enduring quality and comfort.


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  • Outdoor Guy profile imageAUTHOR

    Outdoor Guy 

    7 years ago from Ansel Adam's Country

    In the works - thanks for suggesting it. :)

  • kindredscents profile image


    7 years ago

    All are very good for the price. Perhaps you can do an article on fly rods too? I know they are more expensive but they are harder to pick out for sure.


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