Help Me Find The Right Rod

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Lauren Gately, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Lauren Gately

    Lauren Gately New Member

    I'm looking to get my boyfriend a new rod for his birthday but I don't know the first thing about fishing.

    My first issue is that I don't know if he uses casting rods or spinning rods. He fishes for bass and I know he uses Stanley ribbit top toads and Realis pencil white spooks when he fishes if that would help figure out which one he uses.

    My second issue is that I don't know which brand of rod to get. I know he prefers a 7' rod but I don't know anything about the brands. I'm looking to spend between $100 and $125, what is the best rod I can get for that price range?

    Thank you so much!
  2. tackle maniac

    tackle maniac Member

    If he has been bass fishing for any length of time (a least a year or more) I would be willing to bet that he uses casting rods. One simple way to find out would be to simply look at the rods he is using now. If there is a little trigger under the reel seat (the spot where the reel mounts on the rod), then it is most likely a casting rod. If the rod does not have a trigger under the reel seat then it is probably a spinning rod. Also, a casting reel sits on top of the rod, and a spinning reel hangs underneath the rod. It is much more likely that he is using casting rods so I'm going to recommend two rods and leave links to them on Tackle Warehouse's website. The first one is about $20 over your price range, but it is an excellent rod. I have recommended it many times on this message board. The second one is a great rod also and it's on the bottom end of your price range. Whichever one you choose, I suggest getting a 7' Medium Heavy (Med Hvy) because this is the most versatile rod and can be used for almost any bass fishing technique.

    Okuma Scott Martin Signature TCS Casting Rods

    Daiwa Tatula XT Casting Rods

    I hope this helps and I hope your boyfriend knows how lucky he is to have a girl that buys him fishing gear! Good Luck! Just for future reference (Christmas present maybe) Tackle Warehouse has a Black Friday sale every year where everything on the site is 20% off and some items are discounted even more than that. Just thought you would like to know that just in case he is a keeper and you have to buy him many more rods and reels over the years. Because trust me, I know from experience, the deeper you get into bass fishing, the more expensive it gets.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
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  3. Lowedc

    Lowedc New Member

    I would recommend a gift certificate with instructions that the gift certificate is towards a new rod. That way he knows you are listening and interested in his hobby but he still can apply the certificate to what rod he REALLY wants.
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