Spinning vs Casting Rod

Similar to golf equipment, your fishing tools should be versatile. With that in mind, we always recommend that people invest in both a spinning and a casting rod if they want to get the best results and the most amount of fish trophies. If you are just getting started, understanding the difference in the size … Read more

Can You Use a Spinning Reel on a Baitcaster Rod

Whether you are just starting or are already an experienced fisherman, you probably know that casting rods differ from spinning rods. With that in mind, the obvious answer would be that you shouldn’t mix the two setups. But what if you’ve forgotten your casting reel and don’t have any spinning rods on you, but the … Read more

St Croix Avid Casting Rod Review

St. Croix is an ambitious brand that seems to compete primarily by providing novel solutions to perpetual problems in fishing, focusing on innovation to lead the way. However, these days, there are shrinkingly few major issues that fishing manufacturers need to address with the only real drive of the industry to improve. St Croix has … Read more

Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod Review

Ugly Stik is one of the more consistently high-rated brands that also comes from the Pure Fishing family line of products with a particular focus. Harkening back to when Ugly Stik was owned by Shakespeare Fishing, this rod, and the brand more broadly aim at providing exceptionally durable products. With the Ugly Stik GX2 casting … Read more

13 Fishing Omen Green Casting Rod Review

13 Fishing might’ve started as a specialized ice fishing brand, but their expansion into salt and freshwater yields excellent results. The 13 Fishing Omen green casting rod is more of a mid-tier product that skirts a lot of lines without really landing in one place, but that turns out to be an advantage. By making … Read more

Quantum Smoke S3 Casting Rod Review

Quantum Fishing is a reasonably well-known fishing rod and reel brand that’s been around for almost four decades but also got its start specializing in baitcasting products. Whether rod or reel, Quantum Fishing understands where the primary value of any of their products lies, focusing broadly on every segment. The Quantum Smoke S3 casting rod … Read more

Daiwa Tatula Casting Rod Review

Daiwa is one of the more synonymous names in fishing with quality, though the company tends to favor top-tier reels over rods. That said, Daiwa still has an impressive resume with a focus on innovation and development– specifically with materials when it comes to their rods. On top of that, Daiwa also makes it a … Read more

Shimano Clarus Casting Rod Review

As traditionally a componentry manufacturer, the “Shimano” name brings a certain kind of expectation to virtually every product it graces. Specifically, you expect an, at least, decent base product with exceptional componentry and materials, merging into something that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts. With the Shimano Clarus casting rod, it’s safe … Read more

Shimano Sellus Casting Rod Review

Shimano is known for being a high-end maker of quality fishing rods– whether casting or spinning, but things can get a bit dicier when you start looking at budget-friendly options. In order to achieve a good balance of build quality to price ratio, most budget-friendly rods need to make some hard choices. This is the … Read more

Fenwick Eagle Casting Rod Review

Fenwick is one of many brands under the Pure Fishing umbrella company that handles numerous fishing products of every type at every level. This is a benefit for Fenwick in some ways as it allows the company to take some risks it otherwise might not be able to afford without a bigger backing. On the … Read more