Introduction to Fishing Rods
Fishing rods come in all shapes and sizes so finding the right one depends largely on a whole host of factors. With a myriad of brands and types available, it can be overwhelming for both beginners and seasoned anglers. This article aims to simplify the process, providing an overview of the top fishing rods and their ideal uses.
Understanding Different Types of Fishing Rods
The table below covers all the many different types of fishing rod on the market plus information on the best venues to use the rods and the species they are designed to catch. When the table states ‘silverfish’, this means roach rudd perch skimmer bream ruffe gudgeon small chub ide and bleak – basically all those small species.
Coarse Fishing Rod Types
You can read more about the 3 main Coarse Fishing Rod types and key fishing rod features to look out for in our dedicated Fishing Rod Guide over on the Angling Direct Blog. Rods from brands including Daiwa, Drennan, Shimano rods, and rod offerings from specialist coarse brands such as Korum among others. With brands such as these, you can be confident in the quality and performance of your rod.
Feeder Rods for Commercial Fisheries
The X3 is an ideal feeder rod for short to medium casts on commercial fisheries. These compact two-piece rods are perfect for ready tackled storage so you get to maximise your fishing time when out on the bank. All the feeder rods in the range are supplied with 1oz and 2oz quivertips covering bomb groundbait, maggot, pellet, and method feeder.
Rods for Long-Distance Casting
For long-distance casting or shore fishing, a longer rod of 10ft-13ft is a must. We offer fishing rods at a range of price points from affordable options at £30 to premium options that reach £600. Additional costs may include rod protection such as fishing rod bags and fishing rod stands or rest.
Choosing the Right Carp Rod
Starting with a classic 12ft rod which is ideal for most types of water, we at Fishing Republic have the Sonik Vaderx RS Carp Rod. If you are looking to fish on larger reservoirs, you should step up to a 13ft rod. The likes of the Trakker Propel 13ft will do the job perfectly. In line with the craze surrounding semi-telescopic rods, the Sonik offers a versatile option for all anglers.