Fishing gear isn’t cheap, and rods are no exception. Sure, you can get some cheap stuff in the $20-50 range, but you can also spend north of $500 on a high-end fish catchin’ stick. How much you decide to spend will depend on your individual budget, but you should also consider which presentation you’ll be utilizing for each rod.
Some presentations require extra sensitive blanks to detect bites and bottom composition, while any old rod will do in other situations. In this video, Joel Nelson shares his #1 situation where he likes a nicer rod.
Thumbnail photo via Matt Addington.