Our saltwater fishing rods come in all sizes, from 7-foot Star Delux fishing rods made with premium E-glass for boat trolling, to 12-foot Shimano Tiralejo surf spinning rods with stainless steel frames. Each rod is designed and constructed from quality materials to resist saltwater corrosion while providing the right combination of power, action and durability. No matter what your fishing interests or budget, our experts will help you compare products and select a rod to give you years of use and plenty of big catches. In fact, were so confident that youll love our high-quality products and personal service that we guarantee satisfaction on every order.
Below are descriptions of common saltwater fishing rod and reel terms and what you need to know about each to make an informed decision. Take your time, do your homework, and you can find a rod and reel combination that will become a trusty friend for a long time.
Common Saltwater Fishing Rod Terms
Action refers to how much the rod deflects or bends when you put pressure on the tip. A fast action rod will bend in only the top 3rd or less of the blank, a medium or moderate action will bend in the top half or so and a slow action will bend starting in the lower 3rd of the rod. Fast action rods are great for short to long casting distances and where single hooks are the rule, such as worm and jig fishing. Medium action fishing rods provide a little more casting distance and still offer good responsiveness for setting your hook.
Rod power is the rod's strength or ability to lift weight from the tip. Power ratings are mostly reflective of the rod's application, a heavy power rod would be suited for offshore trolling and a medium power rod might be designed for surf casting. Power is closely tied to the reccomended line weight.
Responsiveness refers to the kenetic energy stored in the rod when it is bent, or how fast the rod snaps back during the cast. Responsiveness and power are closely tied, a rod with a lot of power will be less responsive. A rod that is highly responsive is best suited for casting and can improve casting accuracy dramatically.
This is a 5’6″ 50-80lb, custom saltwater fishing rod. It is a gorgeous rod, perfect for offshore trolling in search of Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin. This rod has a sensitive tip that will work great on Grouper and Snapper as well.
There are so many different saltwater fishing rods to choose from these days. If you've ever walked into a tackle store you have probably been confronted with hundreds if not thousands of fishing rods to choose from.