The Choices In Bass Fishing Rods

*     Topwater rod: Now this is a fiberglass or composite rod and this is because it’s softer has more give when you set your hook. This is usually five foot six inches to about six feet in length. It has a moderate action and medium power. In the idea situation, you would want to have one of each of these at least so that you can have a rod and rig for every situation you might encounter.

However, if you can’t afford this or at least not at this time, you start with the one you will use the most and then purchase others as your budget allows. When it comes to which rod to use for what, it’s a bit like playing golf. Just like the right club can make the difference in making a shot, the right rod can make the difference in catching your fish.

You just need to learn when to use which rod. This is something that comes over time with bass fishing. While there are some basics to learn to begin with, a lot of it is about getting the feel for what seems right after you’ve been doing it for some time. When fishing for bass, the right rod often depends on the type of lure you’re using. With buzzbaits and spinnerbaits, a lightweight rod is preferred because you will be continuously casting.

The sensitivity is important and 6 – 7 feet in length is good. For crankbaits and topwater lures, you want to opt for a weighted rod with sensitivity. 6-7 foot fiberglass with medium action is a good choice, possibly light action depending on your lure.

For worms and jigs with bass fishing you will opt for a lightweight, highly sensitive rod that about 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 feet in length. Something made of graphite with a medium action and medium tip is best. For flipping and pitching, consider a lightweight pole of graphite that is easier for flipping. Weight will be important here. You want a stiff backbone and a medium fast tip.

The right rod can really make a difference so it’s important that you take some time to shop around and to learn how to select the right rod in the first place.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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