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St Croix Triumph Inshore Spinning Rods

St Croix Triumph Inshore Spinning Rods

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Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods

Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter John Skinner Jig and Bounce Spinning Rods

Dark Matter John Skinner Jig and Bounce Spinning Rods

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St Croix 2021 Mojo Inshore Spinning Rods

St Croix 2021 Mojo Inshore Spinning Rods

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St Croix Seage Surf Spinning Rods

St Croix Seage Surf Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter John Skinner Jig and Bounce Casting Rods

Dark Matter John Skinner Jig and Bounce Casting Rods

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St Croix 2021 Mojo Inshore Casting Rods

St Croix 2021 Mojo Inshore Casting Rods

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Dark Matter Fish Hawk Trout Spinning Rods

Dark Matter Fish Hawk Trout Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter Fishaholic Inshore Spinning Rods

Dark Matter Fishaholic Inshore Spinning Rods

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Daiwa Saltiga Slow Pitch Jigging Casting Rods

Daiwa Saltiga Slow Pitch Jigging Casting Rods

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Dark Matter Fishaholic Surf Spinning Rods

Dark Matter Fishaholic Surf Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter IO Spinning Rods

Dark Matter IO Spinning Rods

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Shimano Game Type Slow J Jigging Casting Rods

Shimano Game Type Slow J Jigging Casting Rods

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G Loomis NRX+ Bass Casting Rods

G Loomis NRX+ Bass Casting Rods

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St Croix Triumph Inshore Casting Rods

St Croix Triumph Inshore Casting Rods

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Dark Matter Psychedelic Casting Rods

Dark Matter Psychedelic Casting Rods

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Shimano 2021 Game Type J Jigging Spinning Rods

Shimano 2021 Game Type J Jigging Spinning Rods

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G Loomis NRX+ Ned Rig Spinning Rods

G Loomis NRX+ Ned Rig Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter Juggernaut Jigging Spinning Rods

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Tsunami Carbon Shield II Casting Rods

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Rods

 

Fishing rods for sale online are each designed for a specific fishing discipline. There are as many fishing rods as there are types of fish - well, almost! We have a collection of fishing rods from beginner anglers to seasoned professionals to suit your chosen discipline. 

J & H offers over 1500 different rods - including saltwater fishing rods and freshwater fishing rods. Of course, we also have thousands of fishing rod accessories to enhance your fishing experience. Feel free to look around our site and browse our fishing rod sale to get amazing deals on your angling equipment.  

Joe Dark Matter Kayak Rod

 

What types of fishing rods are available?

You will find a variety of fishing rods for sale across our website. Generally, these rods are split into different categories based on what they’re used for:

●      Spinning fishing rods

●      Casting fishing rods

●      Surf fishing rods

●      Fly fishing rods 

●      Trolling fishing rods

●      Boat fishing rods

●      Ice fishing rods

 

You might find other rods available, but these tend to be the most common categories.

 

What are spinning fishing rods?

Spinning fishing rods are one of the most commonly available and will typically cater to more beginner anglers. This is because they are lighter and easier to use. Spinning reels are attached under the handle and this makes the rods perfect for a whole host of fishing environments. Spinning rods don’t take a long time to master when casting, which is why beginners are encouraged to start with them. Due to the lightness of these rods, they are best used when freshwater fishing.

 

What are casting fishing rods? 

Casting fishing rods are usually seen as the step above spinning rods. They’re heavier and better at catching larger fish. Many anglers will call upon a casting rod when looking for freshwater fish like bass or tuna. These rods can be harder to handle and tend to be a bit larger than the spinning variants.

 

What are surf fishing rods?

Surf fishing rods refer to a category of rods that are used when saltwater fishing in the ocean. This includes both surf casting and surf spinning rods. Effectively, these rods are built to be more durable, standing up to the strong saltwater currents. They can be used on the shore or out on a boat for heavy ocean fish.

 

What are fly fishing rods?

Fly fishing rods are very light and flexible, with many adjustments and varieties making them perfect for fish of all sizes. Unfortunately, they are the most technical rods on the market, so a lot of practice is required before graduating to fly fishing rods. As such, they are typically reserved for the more experienced anglers.

 

What are trolling fishing rods?

Trolling fishing rods are a very specific type of fishing pole that is mounted in a holder at the back of a boat. This gives the lure on the end of the line the unique ability to look like it is swimming through the water as the boat moves.

 

What are boat fishing rods?

Boat rods are also used for saltwater fishing, but they are specifically designed to be much shorter and stockier than other rods. Why? Because the aim is to use them to fish deep down into the ocean. There’s no need to cast it at all; you simply lower the hook and lure it into the water. If you are trying to catch seriously big fish out in the ocean, this is the rod to choose. Weights are also needed to help the line sink as low as possible.

 

What are ice fishing rods?

As the name suggests, ice rods are used for ice fishing. Consequently, they boast the shortest fishing poles for sale that you can find. In some cases, ice rods are as short as two-feet long! Visually, they look like much shorter versions of spinning fishing rods, but they are specifically designed for ice fishing and ice fishing only!

 

What are the best fishing rods for saltwater use?

Choosing a saltwater fishing rod is very important as you need to ensure you make the right decision. Some rods are not made to be used in saltwater conditions, lacking the durability and strength to handle ocean fish.

 

Typically, these types of fishing rods are the best to use:

●      Surf casting rods

●      Surf spinning rods

●      Fly fishing rods

●      Boat rods

●      Trolling rods

 

How do you choose the best saltwater fishing rods? 

Naturally, you have plenty of options within the categories listed above. But, how do you choose the best rods to use in saltwater settings?

 

To start, you need to consider the material of the saltwater fishing poles. They can be made from all sorts of things, but the best saltwater fishing pole will typically be made from fiberglass or graphite. These are the most durable and flexible materials, allowing you to handle the tough currents and heavy fish in the water.

 

Secondly, you need to think about the line guides. Line guides are a key element of fishing rods as they affect casting distance and fighting power. These guides catch the line as it leaves the reel and helps transfer power from the reel to the fish when a fight is on. It’s super important to get really strong line guides for saltwater fishing rods - such as ones made from stainless steel or titanium.

 

Rod size/length doesn’t necessarily matter as it depends if you’re choosing a casting, spinning, or fly fishing rod. You also have the boat and trolling rods that are generally much shorter too. It’s a good idea to check reviews when buying saltwater fishing rods to see which ones are the most recommended.

 

Joe Fishing Rod Closeup

 

How much do fishing rods cost?

Fishing rods can vary in price depending on numerous factors. Primarily, the materials used can dictate a lot of the costs involved in manufacturing fishing poles for sale. Cheaper and less durable materials will result in a fishing rod being more affordable. However, the caveat is that cheap fishing rods for sale won’t last as long.

The most expensive rods are made from premium materials and are designed to withstand a lot of weight and pressure. This means they don’t break when handling heavy fish in rough conditions.

Also, spinning rods tend to be cheaper because they’re less complicated to use. Casting fishing rods can be more expensive - as are fly fishing rods - because they’re slightly more complex to manufacture and use.

At J & H, our prices can range from just over $100 for cheap fishing rods to over $300 for the more premium options.

 

What are the best fishing rod brands?

With thousands of fishing poles for sale, how do you know which manufacturers are the best? The team at J & H has lots of experience in the angling industry, allowing us to find the best and most reliable brands to sell on our site.

Through our research, we’ve discovered that the best fishing rod manufacturers include:

  • Dark Matter
  • Daiwa
  • G. Loomis
  • Phenix
  • Shimano
  • Tsunami
  • St Croix
  • Megabass

 

All of these brands are available on our site, complete with accessories for the rods.

 

What comes with your fishing rod?

When you purchase a fishing rod, you will only get the rod itself. This includes the fishing pole, line guides, and rod handle. No other elements are included in the purchase - you will have to buy some extra accessories to use your rod for fishing.

Alongside this, you will need to buy some reels for your fishing rod. The exact type of reel will depend on the rod you’ve purchased. For instance, there are spinning reels for spinning fishing rods, baitcasting reels for casting rods and fly reels for fly fishing rods.

Furthermore, you need to purchase your line - which comes in many different materials. You’ll then need to round things off by purchasing different baits and lures to help you draw the fish in, along with hooks to help you make a catch.

Don’t worry, all of these extras - and more - can be bought from the J & H website while purchasing your fishing rods.

 

What does fishing rod action mean?

When choosing a fishing rod to buy, you will see lots of different specifications. One of the most prominent is the action of the rod. What does this mean? Well, the fishing rod action tells you how much your rod will bend, and how quickly the rod goes from being bent and loaded back to its natural position.

 

You have three different categories:

●      Fast - only the upper third of the rod will bend

●      Medium - half of the rod will bend

●      Slow - only the bottom third will bend

 

What does fishing rod power mean? 

People often confuse action and power, but power refers to the rod’s resistance to bending when under pressure. More notably, it relates to the size of the fish a rod is capable of handling:

●      Ultra-light

●      Light

●      Medium-light

●      Medium

●      Medium-heavy

●      Heavy

●      Ultra-heavy

 

The more power a rod has, the more capable it is of handling heavy fish!