Spinning Rods – Which to buy?

I have spent the last 20 using nothing but fly rods, so the last time I actually used a spinning setup, I really didn’t pay all that much attention to the rod types. I would like to get back into using spinning equipment from time to time.

I’d like to get two rods, which would be mostly used for river fishing for trout bass and bluegill, but also the occasional lake trip. So, if you were going out to purchase two rods for the above mentioned fishing, which length and action would you choose for each?

I appreciate any and all recommendations.


7 Responses to “Spinning Rods – Which to buy?”

  1. GoldenFeather says:

    You could get 6′-6" light action and then a Medium Action in the same length and you would be set up with rods that handle anything from 6 – 10 lb line, depending on the make, and model of the manufacturer.
    Brand choice is going to depend on how much you are willing to spend. Check out Bass Pro Shop

    or Cabela’s

  2. pragathish says:

    The one which can catch fish!!

  3. luke a nascar is shit says:

    i dont know how many people i need to tell this to untill it gets through go choke on ice cream

  4. golden rider says:

    Go to They have a wide variety of spincast rods and reels and are relatively inexpencive. I prefer Zebco or Daiwa rods and reels.

  5. jduck1979 says:

    I’d go for a 6ft Shakespeare UGLY STIK Lite, which should cover all situations + they’re pretty strong.

    And maybe also a BERKLEY Series One for bigger stuff (e.g. Pike)

  6. Sagefisher says:

    Thinking outside the box a little, here is a good company to buy spinning rods from, TFO, Temple Fork Outfitters.

    A lot of fly fishers buy their fly rods, but they also make spinning rods and casting rods. They are not overly expensive and have a lifetime no-fault warranty.

    Here is a link to their TiCr2 spinning rods:

    Here is a link to their TiCr2 casting rods:

    Redington also sells some spinning rods. Here is a link to their regular spinning rods and they have a wide selection to pick from. These also have a lifetime warranty. Redington is owned by Sage.

    Here is a link to the Redington heavy rods for salmon and steelhead.

    You can’t go wrong with either company.


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