Top 10 Fishing Rods on the Market Today

Although you don’t need an expensive fishing rod to do the job, plenty of fishing enthusiasts own high-end fish rods that make the fishing experience even easier. The team at has compiled a list of ten of the best fishing rods available on the market right now.

  1. Zebco 808 Heavy Spincast

  2. At seven feet long, the Zebco 808 can easily catch larger, heavier fish with no problem. This makes this rod a good option for people who enjoy catching large fish or huge groups of fish. This inexpensive fishing rod is also a great choice for people who are just starting to learn how to fish. The Zebco 808 rod is equipped with a sensor that lets the fisher know when the line is being tugged, even slightly. When the line is being pulled, the rod will make a clicking sound to indicate that there may be a fish on the line. The hook retracts into the rod when it is not being used to that the line won’t get tangled.

  3. PENN Spinfisher V Surf

  4. Although the PENN Spinfisher V Surf can cost close to $200, it is still incredibly popular among people who love to fish. Most notably, the fishing line and reel is industrial strength and can handle almost any weight. The graphite rod and reel seats offer a comfortable fishing experience for everyone.

  5. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rod

  6. Ugly Stik is known and respected for its cheap but surprisingly durable fishing rods, making it an excellent rod for novices and advanced users alike. This featherweight rod is made of fiberglass and graphite to improve sensitivity to movement. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik is easy for all fishers to use and comes highly recommended by the team.

  7. Eagle Claw Pack-It Telescopic Spinning Rod

  8. Another affordable steal, the Eagle Claw Pack-It Telescopic Spinning Rod, is meant for fishers who are constantly on the go. This collapsible rod can fit almost anywhere, making it popular to bring along on hiking trips and long distance fishing trips. Although the Eagle Claw is made of glass, it is surprisingly sturdy and able to handle moderate weights. The team at recommends using this fishing rod when travelling.

  9. DRAGONtail Shadowfire 12’ Tenkara Rod

  10. This moderately priced fishing rod is a great buy for general fishing needs, especially for beginners. This incredibly simple rod has few parts, making it easy and fast to set up. This lightweight graphite rod is able to handle slightly larger fish with no problem. The DRAGONtail Shadowfire is also collapsible, making it easy to bring on the go.

  11. Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0. Micro Guide Casting Rod

  12. The Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 is the new and improved version of its first incarnation. The 2.0 is able to handle even more weight than its predecessor without adding any weight to the rod itself. This strong, affordable and lightweight fishing rod is ideal for heavy fish up to about ten pounds.

  13. Entsport 2-Piece Graphite Casting Rod

  14. This rust resistant rod is a great choice for anglers looking to get more bang for their buck. The Entsport Graphite Casting Rod is made of carbon fibers with an aluminum hood, making it an incredibly lightweight rod, while the graphite makes the rod flexible and resistant to snapping.

  15. Fenwick Eagle Spinning Rod

  16. This unique fishing rod is made of cork and stainless steel, making it resistant to chips and corrosion. The rod’s ultralight material makes it easy to carry around, even when travelling. The Fenwick Eagle Spinning Rod is also highly sensitive to tugs on the line, ideal for less experienced fishers.

  17. ZHIJIN Pocket Fishing Rod

  18. The writers at highly recommend the ZHIJIN Pocket Fishing Rod for fishers who love to have their fishing rods on hand. This fishing rod can extend beyond seven feet and retract into a mere foot long, making it incredibly portable. This pocket rod is made of carbon for maximum durability.

  19. Sougayilang Spinning Telescopic Fishing Rod

  20. This powerful yet light fishing rod is perfect for all types of fishing, whether it’s saltwater fishing or inshore fishing. This carbon-based rod is also retractable, making it easy for travel. The affordable Sougayilang rod boasts fishing capabilities of up to twenty pounds.