One of the things that matter the most to any fisherman (recreational or professional angler) and the act of fishing, is having an appropriate, quality fishing rod. However, before you buy one, it is best to arm yourself with valuable fishing knowledge. For example, did you know there are different types of fishing rods designed to increase your chances of a good catch depending on whether you plan to cast in shallow or deep waters.
Another factor to consider when choosing a rod is your experience. For example, for someone who has never casted before, it can be difficult to handle saltwater fishing rods. They are mainly made for fishing in deep sea waters and for catching big, powerful fish which requires strength and experience on your part.
Let’s take a look at some of the best saltwater fishing rods available on the market today.
Daiwa Saltiga Dendoh Style Deep Drop
This two-piece rod has enough power to handle heavy lines and weights. It features curved aluminum butts and aluminum reel seats and they measure 168cm and 198cm.
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Bigwater Rod
These saltwater fishing rods offer toughness and dependability. They come with stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts, EVA grips for durability and graphite reel seats. Their length varies 1.70 – 4.50m depending on the needs of the angler.
St. Croix Legend Salt Offshore Rod
These offshore rods have advanced designs to optimize flexibility resilience. The graphite rods have a proprietary tooling technology which creates a continuous taper. St. Croix Legend offshore rods come with EVA grips and high-density nylon slick butts. The length of the rod varies between 2m and 2.5m with line weighting between 6kg and 46kg depending on the line and rod itself.
Okiaya Composit Blueline Series Roller Rod
Designed for trophy fishing and big game, Okiaya Composit Blueline Series Roller rods consist of stainless steel rollers, composite fiber main shafts and an anodized aluminum reel seat. They also come with EVA foam grips as well as crosscut aluminum gimbal butts. These rods have a length of 1.70m with line weights of 22-36kg and 45-54kg.
Okuma Cortez’s saltwater fishing rods offer great strength with their carbon and glass blank construction, polished titanium oxide inserts and double-footed stainless steel guides. They feature EVA grips with stainless steel hooded reel seats. These rods measure 2-2.15m with 9-13kg or 13-22kg line weight.
Penn Rampage Boat Casting Rod
These casting rods have serious power for heavy lifting. Penn Rampage Boat Casting rods feature stainless steel guides and aluminum oxide inserts as well as triangular EVA grips that contour to the shape of the hand. The length of the rod varies from 1.67m to 2.30m.