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

Note: This Master Rod Review page is for Insider Club members only.

Full List OF Fishing Rod Reviews:

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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Temple Fork Outfitters GIS Series Spinning Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

This post reviews the Temple Fork Outfitters GIS Series Spinning Rod & tells you its pros & cons. We also show this rod in action catching fish in a video.
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Everything You Must Know About Saltwater Fishing Rods [With TFO’s Jim Shulin]

Do you know what to look for when purchasing a new saltwater fishing rod? Jim Shulin from TFO stops by to tell us how to identify a quality fishing rod.
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Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod Review [Top 3 Pros and Cons]

Have you tried out this spinning rod from Bull Bay? Check out our unbiased review of the Bull Bay Assault Spinning Rod (with top three pros and cons)
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All Star Inshore Series Rod Review [Top Pros, Cons and Video]

See what the pros and cons of the All Star Inshore Series rod are, where to find these rods and what to consider before purchasing one.
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Edge Spinning Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

After seeing these Edge rodes at ICAST last year, I was determined to add one to my arsenal because it looked and felt so nice. So I finally got one and have had a chance to get out on the water to see how it compares to the other rods that I've used and tested... here are the results.
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How To Pick The Perfect Inshore Spinning Rod (At Bass Pro Shops)

Want to know how to quickly pick the best rod while shopping at an overwhelming big place like Bass Pro Shops? Then check out this latest Insider tip. Tight lines!
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How To Properly Balance Your Rod & Reel To Save Energy While Fishing

For those of us who do a lot of casting while out on the water, it's essential to know these rod balancing tricks to save energy. Because every bit of energy saved will keep us at our peak performance level for a much longer time, and that can be an absolute game-changer on longer trips.
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Star Seagis Spinning Rod Review [Pros & Cons Video]

This Star Seagis spinning rod review video will help you make an educated decision about this rod being a good fit or not for your particular fishing needs. You'll learn about the pros and the cons of this popular spinning rod for saltwater anglers.
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Here’s The Proper Way To Pair An Inshore Rod & Reel [VIDEO]

Want to know the tricks to make sure you have the perfect rod and reel combo? Don't make the mistake of pairing it incorrectly. Check out these pairing tips.
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G Loomis E6X Inshore Rod Review [On-The-Water Performance]

This article will show you an independent review of the G Loomis E6X Inshore spinning rod based purely on the on-the-water performance after months of quality time on the water with it [Pros & Cons... 100% Independent Review]
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Best Spinning Rod Power & Action For Fishing Soft Plastics [Inshore Edition]

Many people have asked about the ideal power and action of spinning rods for fishing soft plastics, so I put this video together to explain my latest findings. And I included some on-the-water examples of hookset problems with a shockingly [click to continue]
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Have You Tried This Versatile & Affordable Inshore Rod (Calico Jack Review)

We stumbled upon this incredibly affordable and well-built inshore rod a while back and have caught everything from monster bull reds to snook to tarpon.
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Independent Review Of Inshore Fishing Rods [Best Overall & Best Value]

Want to see the results from years of testing out many fishing rods for inshore fishing? Luke shares his favorites based on value and overall performance.
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Temple Fork Outfitter Spinning Rod Independent Review [Video]

Looking for a top quality fishing rod? Well here's a post showing my thoughts on Temple Fork Outfitter's Limited Edition spinning rods for inshore fishing.
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