There is nothing quite like spending some quality time outdoors. In fact, now that we have all the reasons in the world to stay in, it has become somewhat of a luxury to step outside. For the lucky few who have not been all that affected by the digital wave, there are still so many wonders to revel in. From mountain cycling to rock climbing, trekking and camping, the opportunities are endless. Luckily for us, the equipment and gear needed for all of it are also better than ever before. Amongst these activities, fishing has been a pastime that has been prevalent for many years. It is a hobby that has been more than just about casting bait and reeling in a good catch. It has formed the basis of many relationships between fathers and sons and strengthened bonds thanks to quality time spent together. So, why not have a browse through these rods?
1. Okuma Sarasota Salt Water Casting Rod
This one is probably more suited to experienced fishing experts although those transitioning from beginner level could also find it useful. It is a saltwater fishing rod in particular. Its structure is made out of a glass fiber on the outside making it quite hardy and durable. Along with a nylon gimbal butt, it comes with a custom hood which you can wrap it up in after you are done. This helps keep your rod safe and suitable to use the next time. It is a bit heavier than other rods, but it is also quite strong. Those who have seen their fair share of rods will agree that this one happens to be a particularly exquisite piece of craftsmanship. The company is said to find its guidance through fishermen and not so much through industry pressures. This allows them to manufacture fishing rods that are very much in sync with typical fishing needs. It is also not that expensive so is worth a shot.
2. Berkley Cherrywood HD Casting Rods
The Berkley fishing rod is thin and lightweight which makes it great to carry along on camping trips or fishing trips. It also comes in a rustic red color which gives it added character. Together with a through-handle and hybrid construction, it offers unparalleled sensitivity. It has also been tested for not only quality but also dependability. So if you are the type of person who tends to go fishing a lot, say every weekend or so then you can invest in this without worry. The handle is quite important when it comes to a fishing rod since your grip means everything. You will be glad to know that this consists of a cork handle design. This ensures that you have the best grip possible combined with comfort for even hours of fishing on end. Not only does it make for a great gift, it is also suitable for a first-timer since it is uncomplicated. Price varies depending on the option you go for.
3. Entsport 2-Piece 7-Feet Casting Rod
This fishing rod by Entsport is a 2-piece contraption. It is sleek, elegant and well-designed especially considering its comparatively low price. The incorporation of the high-tensile strength carbon blanks contributes to its strength although at the same time minimizing weight. Which makes it a well-balanced work of art as much as a tool. The specifically designed reel seat has been included to ensure the reel remains in place. The guides and inserts deserve a special mention given that firstly, they are stainless steel hence do not corrode. What is more, they are also built in such a way that vibrations are easily transferred along the rod to your hand. This alerts you every time there is something caught on the other side. The EVA handle is equipped to enhance maximum comfort whilst providing utmost grip at the same time. Plus, it also is extremely sensitive and durable. Since this fishing rod is also low in price, it is definitely a good choice for beginners.
Yet another fishing rod that has been designed for use in saltwater especially. This too is a 2-piece option. Though an impressive 6 feet long, it has been designed bearing portability in mind. You can choose between two options; either 30-50lb or 50-80lb depending on your preference. Built out of solid glass fiber, it is incredibly strong and durable. Which means that you can look forward to using this for a long time. Since it is also made out of stainless steel, you need not worry about corrosion. The reel seat which incorporates aluminum alloy comes with aluminum hoods as well which further contributes to preventing corrosion. It is superior in sensitivity as well, not to mention quite flexible and powerful as well. The handle also offers great grip as well as comfort. This too is a reasonably priced option so if you are looking for something on a budget, this is it.
5. Sougayilang Spinning Telescopic Fishing Rod
Although it looks like it costs a lot more, this rod is actually not that expensive. It does look like something from a future science fiction movie, though. Despite its formidable demeanor, however, it is not all that complicated and includes some impressive features. This ‘Spinning Telescopic’ fishing rod has been specially put together with both high sensitivity and power as priorities. To do this, they have incorporated high density, 24-tone carbon fiber together with e-glass composite. At the same time, it is quite light and balances well, so you can easily take it with you on trips. The reel seat is also built of out of a special corrosion –defying aluminum. This allows to you to enjoy some quality fishing trips for a long time to come. What is more, corrosion that can occur due to saltwater has also been addressed. Depending on what your usual requirements are, you can choose between a range of sizes and lengths. Since there is also a one-year warranty on offer, you have all the more reason to consider this one.
6. KastKing BlackHawk Telescopic Fishing Rods
These rods by KastKing are suitable for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Which makes it quite a versatile option especially if you are very involved with fishing. It incorporates 3 points, soldered stainless steel guides. They, in turn, include ceramic inserts which are necessary for the fishing line itself which can be either weaved or mono. It is quite lightweight and easily transportable so if you hike or go camping often, this is a good choice. It has also been built to keep corrosion at bay. You can pick and choose from between several dimensions based on your needs. With a 3 year warranty, you really have nothing to worry about. It is also quite well-priced so if you are looking to gift it or get one for yourself, it suits both purposes. Enhance your fishing experience and enjoy durability, dependability, and a great catch all the same time.
7. Shimano Stimula 2-Piece Spin Rod
This fishing rod is a 2-piece ‘Spin Rod’. Lengthwise, it is 5 feet, 6 inches so if you are looking for something bigger this might not be the one for you. It would, however, be very handy for beginners seeing as how it is not too bulky. Maneuverability and precision are much easier than with bigger rods. It is fast moving and quite light which contributes to a more flexible experience. The cork handle includes allow for good grip and sensitivity at the same time. Along with a multi-purpose hook keeper, it also comes with a one-year limited warranty. The price varies steeply from the absolute lowest to the highest depending on what you are looking for in terms of size. It does, however, give you more options to work with a budget that suits you best. So if you are looking for something that suits a beginner or an expert, there is bound to be something for everyone.
8. Johncoo Portable Telescopic Fishing Spinning Rod
These are some beautifully designed fishing rods by Johncoo. So if you are someone who needs your rod to look as good as it functions, consider this. This also happens to be what is known as a ‘Telescopic Spinning’ fishing rod. These types of rods especially incorporate high-carbon fiber, as well as e-glass composite and that, is because these two properties contribute towards increased power and sensitivity. Its precise balance and lightweight nature mean that you have to exert less energy. Pick a size and length that suits you the most and take your new rod with you anywhere you wish. It has been especially designed for portability so wherever you travel it can go with you. Have a fun day out with friends or family, and enjoy a campfire with freshly caught fish. It not too expensive at all, and its price is definitely worth its qualities. Definitely worth considering.