Fishing Rod Reviews

This page shows a variety of articles and videos covering saltwater fishing rods for targeting our favorite inshore fish.

To see the all-encompassing review that explains which reel is the best overall value based on performance (without any influence from fishing rod manufacturers),  go to this page:

Master Fishing Rod Review For  Insider Club Members

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Full List OF Fishing Rod Reviews:

CUSTOM BULL BAY ROD (23 Beta-Testers Needed)

The beta round of our custom Salt Strong Bull Bay rods are in! Get a first glimpse at this slick new rod, as well as how you can get your...
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13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod Review (Top Pros & Cons)

Looking for a new baitcasting rod? Check out this review of the 13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting rod. I've been using it these past few...
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Unboxing The Toadfish Multi-Action 3-Piece Travel Rod

Looking for a new travel rod? This rod is unique because you can customize it to have different power and action by changing the middle and...
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Know Your Reel Sizes (Pros & Cons Of 1000 vs 2500 vs 3000 Reels)

There's been a huge wave of people buying up 1000 series reels. But are they worth it? Can they handle big inshore fish? What's the big...
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Saltwater vs. Freshwater Rods: Can You Use A Freshwater Rod In The Salt?

Can you use your freshwater rods in the salt? See what the difference between these two types of rods are and how to make them last longer.
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St. Croix Mojo Yak Fishing Rod Review (Pros, Cons, & Specs)

Have you ever used a fishing rod designed specifically for kayak fishing? Check out this review of the St. Croix Mojo Yak with it's short...
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Planning Your Fishing Trips: How Many Rods To Bring (And What To Rig)

Want to know how many rods and reels to bring on a fishing trip, and what to rig on them? Getting this right will save you time and help...
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How To Properly Pair Your Inshore Spinning Rod & Reel

Want to get the most out of your fishing rod and reel? Then you need to pair them up correctly. Check this out to learn what to avoid when choosing a...
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Fishing Rod Power vs. Action (How To Choose The Right Rod For You)

Do you know what rod power and rod action mean? They're really important features of a rod that can help you catch more fish, or make it harder for you.
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The Best Rod & Reel Combo For Inshore Fishing [Price & Performance]

Looking for the best inshore rod and reel combo? I've tested hundreds of rods and reels and in this video, I'm sharing my favorites.
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7 Tips For Choosing A High-Quality Inshore Spinning Rod

Looking to get a new fishing rod? Check out these 7 tips to help you choose a high-quality rod that is well-made, while avoiding defective rods.
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Black Pelican Custom Spinning Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

Looking to get a custom fishing rod? In this video I'll break down the pros and cons of my Black Pelican Custom Rod, and custom rods in general.
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Cajun Inshore Spinning Rod Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]

Looking for a new fishing rod? Want something that's made in the USA? Check out this review of this inshore spinning rod made by Cajun.
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Toadfish Inshore Fishing Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

Looking to get a new inshore fishing rod? Check out this review of the Toadfish inshore fishing rod! I'll cover the top pros and cons, plus...
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The Best Type Of Rod & Reel For Inshore Fishing [Baitcasting Vs. Spinning Gear]

Trying to decide if you should use a baitcasting or spinning reel for inshore saltwater fishing? Check out this video where we break down the pros and cons.
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