Top 10 Casting Rods
for January 2022

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PLUSINNO Elite Hunter Two-Piece Spining Casting Fishing Rod, Graphite Medium Light Fast Action Bass Baitcasting Fishing Rods 7FT 2pc Freshwater Saltwater Fishing Rods-B

PLUSINNO Elite Hunter Two-Piece Spining Casting Fishing Rod

Graphite Medium Light Fast Action Bass Baitcasting Fishing Rods 7FT 2pc Freshwater Saltwater Fishing Rods-B

by PLUSINNO
What We like

Ceramic Guides Compatible with All Types of Line Exceptionally versatile, this fishing rod can be used with all types of line, including braid. It features one-piece stainless steel SIC guides that eliminate insert pop-outs and keep line slippage to a minimum, so you can reel in your catch without interruption.

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Product Features

  • Super Smooth PowerStainless steel guides with Ceramic inserts makes it more smooth and durable, avoids line sticking into the guides, minimizes friction while also enhancing sensitivity by transferring vibrations from the line through the guide to the rod and to your hand.
  • ANTI-WINDING TIP - The Tips of PLUSINNO spinning rods is designed to better prevent the fishing line from twisting, you will never struggle with the twisted fishing line again. A must have for your panfish, trout and bass fishing with finesse techniques.
  • DOUBLE LOCKING REEL SEAT - Sturdy plastic reel seat with double locking structure is easy to assemble and disassemble, even kids can do it without any problem. Cushioned hood keeps your reel tightly in place and won't loosen when traveling long distances on choppy water.
  • SENSITIVE & STRONGPLUSINNO fishing rod blanks. All Elite Hunter Select fishing rods are constructed with IM6 Carbon matrix technology blanks giving each casting rod and spinning rod incredible performance, sensitivity and power. carbon split grip and full grip using a Non-slip EVA & Cork Handle, is made to deliver a premium rod at a greater value than the competition.

Anti-winding tip - the tips of PLUSINNO spinning rods is designed to better prevent the fishing line from twisting, you will never struggle with the twisted fishing line again. a must have for your panfish, trout and bass fishing with finesse techniques. Double locking reel seat - sturdy plastic reel seat with double locking structure is easy to assemble and disassemble, even kids can do it without any problem. cushioned hood keeps your reel tightly in place and won't loosen when traveling long distances on choppy water. Sensitive & strongPLUSINNO fishing rod blanks. all elite hunter select fishing rods are constructed with im6 carbon matrix technology blanks giving each casting rod and spinning rod incredible performance, sensitivity and power. carbon split grip and full grip using a non-slip eva & cork handle, is made to deliver a premium rod at a greater value than the competition. Super smooth powerstainless steel guides with ceramic inserts makes it more smooth and durable, avoids line sticking into the guides, minimizes friction while also enhancing sensitivity by transferring vibrations from the line through the guide to the rod and to your hand.

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KastKing Crixus Fishing Rods, Casting Rod 6ft -Medium - Fast-2pcs

KastKing Crixus Fishing Rods, Casting Rod 6ft -Medium

Fast-2pcs

by Eposeidon
What We like

Golf Style SuperPolymer Handle SuperPolymer handles are comfortable, durable and exceptionally slip resistant giving you maximum control over your fishing rod in all conditions. These performance handles are normally only found on fishing rods costing much more, but KastKing uses them on all Crixus spinning rods and baitcasting rods to make these the best value of any fishing pole available today. Crixus fishing rods feature a split rear handle design and are finished with a EVA fighting butt.

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Product Features

  • KastFlex IM6 Graphite Blanks - Fish like a gladiator! KastKing Crixus casting rods and spinning rods deliver incredible performance at a budget price. With KastFlex technology, these powerful and sensitive IM6 Graphite rods range in power from a light weight rod to heavy in 5 to 76 lengths. These incredible all-around rods are perfect for any species in freshwater and youll also find them perfect as a saltwater fishing rod.
  • Performance That You Can Count On The new KastKing Crixus fishing rods are designed with performance in mind and loaded with features normally only found on rods costing much more. Crixus is not an old-fashioned fishing pole. Each fishing rod is exceptionally light-weight due to the graphite construction but has plenty of power to handle your best catch. Youll be proud to own these KastKing fishing rods and to fish with peace of mind.
  • Stainless Steel Guides w/Zirconium Oxide Rings As an angler you know that quality components make the fishing rod. KastKing uses only high-quality stainless-steel guide frames with Zirconium Oxide rings that deliver long, smooth casts and durable performance with fluorocarbon, monofilament or braided fishing line. Youll get exceptional performance from your new Crixus fishing rod with KastKing Made in the USA KastPro braid.
  • 20 Different Models KastKing Crixus fishing rods are available in 20 different power, action, and length combinations. There is a Crixus fishing rod that is perfect for bass fishing, walleye fishing, trout fishing, catfish, and so much more. There are several perfect Crixus models for inshore saltwater fishing. All Crixus fishing rods are constructed in 2-pcs for easy transport and storage. With PTS (Power Transition System) technology, theyll feel just as good as 1-pcs rods.

20 different models kastking crixus fishing rods are available in 20 different power, action, and length combinations. there is a crixus fishing rod that is perfect for bass fishing, walleye fishing, trout fishing, catfish, and so much more. there are several perfect crixus models for inshore saltwater fishing. all crixus fishing rods are constructed in 2-pcs for easy transport and storage. with pts (power transition system) technology, theyll feel just as good as 1-pcs rods. Stainless steel guides w/zirconium oxide rings as an angler you know that quality components make the fishing rod. kastking uses only high-quality stainless-steel guide frames with zirconium oxide rings that deliver long, smooth casts and durable performance with fluorocarbon, monofilament or braided fishing line. youll get exceptional performance from your new crixus fishing rod with kastking made in the usa kastpro braid. Kastflex im6 graphite blanks - fish like a gladiator! kastking crixus casting rods and spinning rods deliver incredible performance at a budget price. with kastflex technology, these powerful and sensitive im6 graphite rods range in power from a light weight rod to heavy in 5 to 76 lengths. these incredible all-around rods are perfect for any species in freshwater and youll also find them perfect as a saltwater fishing rod. Performance that you can count on the new kastking crixus fishing rods are designed with performance in mind and loaded with features normally only found on rods costing much more. crixus is not an old-fashioned fishing pole. each fishing rod is exceptionally light-weight due to the graphite construction but has plenty of power to handle your best catch. youll be proud to own these kastking fishing rods and to fish with peace of mind.

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KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Fishing Rods, Casting 6ft 8in-Fast-M Power

KastKing Blackhawk II Telescopic Fishing Rods

Casting 6ft 8in-Fast-M Power

by Eposeidon
What We like

SOLOSCOPIC PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY KastKing KastFlex Toray 24-Ton Carbon Matrix blank and solid glass tip section deliver unmatched durability, sensitivity and performance. One-piece performance in a six-piece telescopic rod design. Multiple floating line guides improve casting performance, deliver a consistent and smooth taper and eliminate flat or dead spots in the blank. Snug-Fit ferrules provide full length power transition and allow these rods to perform and feel like a 1pc rod.

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Product Features

  • SUPERIOR QUALITY - Only high-quality components including stainless steel line guides, graphite reel seats and comfortable EVA handles are used in the construction of the new and improved, KastKing BlackHawk II telescopic rods. The entire series of spinning rods and casting fishing rods makes a great travel fishing pole or back-up telescopic fishing pole.
  • MULTIPURPOSE The KastKing BlackHawk II travel fishing rod is available in 14 lengths and actions in travel spinning rod and casting rod models. Youll find the perfect spinning fishing rod or baitcasting rod for almost any fresh or saltwater fishing situation whether your trout fishing, bass fishing, kayak fishing or even as a n inshore fishing rod for saltwater fishing from the bank or boat. KastKing travel rods feature amazing design and perfect balance.
  • CONVENIENT- Besides the obvious advantage of easy travel over the traditional 1 & 2 pc fishing rods, they save valuable fishing time because you can leave the reel on the rod, line through the guides and fully rigged. Simply open the bail with line through the guides and hook attached, extend the rod to its working length and you'll be fishing again in seconds without re-rigging. Telescopic rods are portable, convenient, and easy-to-carry. Travel anywhere with your Blackhawk II travel rod.
  • QUICK ASSEMBLY - Extending the rod starts at the tip section! As shown in the video, extend each section while aligning the guides one section at a time. Simply extend the tip section until it stops, align the guides to the tip top guide and repeat with all sections. To collapse the telescopic fishing rod to its travel rod length, start at the bottom of the rod and collapse each section with a simple twist as you work your way to the tip of the fishing rod.

Superior quality - only high-quality components including stainless steel line guides, graphite reel seats and comfortable eva handles are used in the construction of the new and improved, kastking blackhawk ii telescopic rods. the entire series of spinning rods and casting fishing rods makes a great travel fishing pole or back-up telescopic fishing pole. Multipurpose the kastking blackhawk ii travel fishing rod is available in 14 lengths and actions in travel spinning rod and casting rod models. youll find the perfect spinning fishing rod or baitcasting rod for almost any fresh or saltwater fishing situation whether your trout fishing, bass fishing, kayak fishing or even as a n inshore fishing rod for saltwater fishing from the bank or boat. kastking travel rods feature amazing design and perfect balance. Convenient- besides the obvious advantage of easy travel over the traditional 1 & 2 pc fishing rods, they save valuable fishing time because you can leave the reel on the rod, line through the guides and fully rigged. simply open the bail with line through the guides and hook attached, extend the rod to its working length and you'll be fishing again in seconds without re-rigging. telescopic rods are portable, convenient, and easy-to-carry. travel anywhere with your blackhawk ii travel rod. Quick assembly - extending the rod starts at the tip section! as shown in the video, extend each section while aligning the guides one section at a time. simply extend the tip section until it stops, align the guides to the tip top guide and repeat with all sections. to collapse the telescopic fishing rod to its travel rod length, start at the bottom of the rod and collapse each section with a simple twist as you work your way to the tip of the fishing rod.

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KastKing Brutus Fishing Rods, Casting Rod 6ft 6in-Medium Heavy - M Fast-2pcs

KastKing Brutus Fishing Rods, Casting Rod 6ft 6in-Medium Heavy

M Fast-2pcs

by Eposeidon
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Shimano Sellus Casting Freshwater|Bass|Casting Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med | Action: Fast [SUC68MA], Length: 6'8

Shimano Sellus Casting Freshwater

Bass, Casting Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med, Action: Fast [SUC68MA], Length: 6'8"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Lure Rating: 1/4 - 1/2

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Product Features

  • Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Split Grip EVA Handles

Split grip eva handles Aluminum oxide guides

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Akataka Blaze Rod Casting 6'0

Akataka Blaze Rod Casting 6'0" 2pc Medium

by Akataka
What We like

ERGONOMIC REEL SEAT & HIGH DENSITY EVA GRIPS This sensible reel seat offers a maximum comfort in hand. Durable and comfortable EVA grips provide the maximum control over in your hand in all field conditions, all day long.

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Product Features

  • AKATAKA HYBRID BLANK CONSTRUCTION This unique structure provide infinite durability with maximum flex and bending.
  • HIGH VISIBILITY RED GLASS SOLID TIP The red solid tip is a great visual indication when fish bite.
  • MULTI-PURPOSE ROD - Uniquely designed for all-round fishing condition, all species of target fish.
  • STAINLESS STEEL GUIDES A high quality stainless steel guides provide a long and smooth cast with durability of abrasion on mono, fluorocarbon, and braided fishing lines.

High visibility red glass solid tip the red solid tip is a great visual indication when fish bite. Akataka hybrid blank construction this unique structure provide infinite durability with maximum flex and bending. Stainless steel guides a high quality stainless steel guides provide a long and smooth cast with durability of abrasion on mono, fluorocarbon, and braided fishing lines. Multi-purpose rod - uniquely designed for all-round fishing condition, all species of target fish.

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St. Croix TCR70MF Triumph Travel Carbon Casting Fishing Rod with Cork Handle, 7 Foot

St. Croix Rods St. Croix TCR70MF Triumph Travel Carbon Casting Fishing Rod with Cork Handle

7 Foot

by St. Croix Rods
What We like

Premium-grade cork handle.

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Product Features

  • Hard aluminum-oxide guides with black frames.
  • Sea Guide ECS or TCS reel seat with eco-friendly sandblasted hood on casting models.
  • Sea Guide XDPS reel seat with eco-friendly sandblasted hoods on spinning models.
  • Premium quality SCII carbon.

Hard aluminum-oxide guides with black frames. Sea guide xdps reel seat with eco-friendly sandblasted hoods on spinning models. Sea guide ecs or tcs reel seat with eco-friendly sandblasted hood on casting models. Premium quality scii carbon.

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Fiblink Surf Casting Fishing Rod 2-Piece Graphite Travel Baitcasting Fishing Rod (Length: 9')

Fiblink Surf Casting Fishing Rod 2-Piece Graphite Travel Baitcasting Fishing Rod (Length: 9')

by Fiblink
What We like

Excellent Design - Design concept of durability and toughness, perfect strength to weight ratio

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Product Features

  • Sensitive and Solid Carbon Fiber Construction - Carbon construction for improved performance-action and increased sensitivity. The rod delivers the extraordinary toughness of solid carbon fiber construction and precisely tuned action for boat fishing.
  • Extreme Exposure Reel Seat - Wheel seat with stainless steel tapered hood transitions above and below reel seat protecting cap.
  • High-Quality Guides - Stainless steel mixed with ceramic guide makes it more smooth, aviods line stucking in the guides, minimize friction for smooth, long casts, while also enhancing sensitivity by transferring vibrations from the line through the guide to the rod and to your hand. The guides are precisely aligned, along the bottom of the spine of the blank which is perfectly straight and true.
  • Non Slip Rubber Shrink Tube Handle - Non slip rubber shrink tube handle with tapered rear grip Tip over butt ferrule connection for maximum strength and durability Machined tapered hood transitions above and below.

Non slip rubber shrink tube handle - non slip rubber shrink tube handle with tapered rear grip tip over butt ferrule connection for maximum strength and durability machined tapered hood transitions above and below. Extreme exposure reel seat - wheel seat with stainless steel tapered hood transitions above and below reel seat protecting cap. Sensitive and solid carbon fiber construction - carbon construction for improved performance-action and increased sensitivity. the rod delivers the extraordinary toughness of solid carbon fiber construction and precisely tuned action for boat fishing. High-quality guides - stainless steel mixed with ceramic guide makes it more smooth, aviods line stucking in the guides, minimize friction for smooth, long casts, while also enhancing sensitivity by transferring vibrations from the line through the guide to the rod and to your hand. the guides are precisely aligned, along the bottom of the spine of the blank which is perfectly straight and true.

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Ugly Stik USCA662MH Casting Rod , Black , 6'6

Ugly Stik USCA662MH Casting Rod , Black , 6'6"

Medium Heavy, 2pc

by Pure Fishing
What We like

Lightweight EVA grips provide comfort during lengthy fishing outings

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Product Features

  • Virtually indestructible blank construction with a combination of graphite and fiberglass
  • 1 piece stainless steel ugly tuff guides eliminate insert pop out and can be used with all types of line
  • Durable, lightweight fishing rod offers a balanced feel for lighter weight
  • Clear tip design delivers added responsiveness and strength

Durable, lightweight fishing rod offers a balanced feel for lighter weight 1 piece stainless steel ugly tuff guides eliminate insert pop out and can be used with all types of line Virtually indestructible blank construction with a combination of graphite and fiberglass Clear tip design delivers added responsiveness and strength

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Piscifun Torrent Baitcasting Rod Portable Two Piece Casting Rod Durable Lightweight Sensitive Baitcast Rod Baitcaster (7'MH)

Piscifun Torrent Baitcasting Rod Portable Two Piece Casting Rod Durable Lightweight Sensitive Baitcast Rod Baitcaster (7'MH)

by Piscifun
What We like

Lightweight - The lightweight casting fishing rod design feels balanced in your hand, helps improve your range of movement and keeping fatigue to a minimum. EVA grip offers the firm, comfortable handhold you need to overcome hard-fighting fish

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Product Features

  • High-quality Guide - Stainless steel guides with Zirconium inserts that eliminate insert pop-outs and keep line slippage to a minimum, can be used with all types of line, including braid fishing line
  • More Durable - Two piece baitcasting rod design is crafted with a composite of graphite and fiberglass, creating a well-balanced yet powerful rod that is virtually unbreakable
  • Sensitive - Tip design for extra strength and added sensitivity allows you to detect even the faintest nibbles, you can perfectly time your hook set and improve your catch rates
  • Versatile - If you're just starting out and want a good all around type rod, Medium Heavy and Medium baitcasting rod is the best choice

High-quality guide - stainless steel guides with zirconium inserts that eliminate insert pop-outs and keep line slippage to a minimum, can be used with all types of line, including braid fishing line More durable - two piece baitcasting rod design is crafted with a composite of graphite and fiberglass, creating a well-balanced yet powerful rod that is virtually unbreakable Sensitive - tip design for extra strength and added sensitivity allows you to detect even the faintest nibbles, you can perfectly time your hook set and improve your catch rates Versatile - if you're just starting out and want a good all around type rod, medium heavy and medium baitcasting rod is the best choice

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