If you’re new to the world of fishing, you may have some trouble choosing between a spinning or casting rod. Depending on which fish you are trying to catch and your skill level may help you decide. In this article, we’ll discuss the difference to help you determine which rod will be best for you.
If you were to purchase a casting rod, you would need a baitcasting reel, and it will have the rod guides facing up. These rods are great for fighting a big fish because the rod will bend over the guides causing the line to push on the eyelets, which will prevent them from being pulled off. You can use a casting rod for bass, catfish, salmon, and strong saltwater fish. This type of rod can handle heavier lines but also works great with light lines. It’s a great option for beginners because it’s effortless to cast with the baitcasting reel.
A spinning rod is paired with a spinning reel and will have downward-facing rod guides. This can be trickier for heavier fish because the force of a bending rod can pop out the eyelets since they are facing down. You can get a spinning rod in many different lengths, actions, and powers. You will have to choose according to the type of fish that you are seeking. A lighter, short spinning rod can be great for trout, a medium six-foot rod is great for bass fishing, and a long, heavy rod would be perfect for saltwater fish.
Regardless of whether you want a casting or spinning rod, Castaway Rods has a variety of different custom rods for you to choose from. If you aren’t positive which type of rod you need, you can talk to the team at this store. They’ll work hard to help you find what you’re looking for.