Cashion Element Inshore Spinning Rod Review (Pros & Cons)


The Cashion Element Inshore Spinning Rod Series recently just hit the market!

Cashion Rods builds some of the highest-quality inshore fishing rods right here in the U.S.A.

Learn more in the review below!!

Cashion Element Inshore Spinning Rod Review [VIDEO]

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Cashion Rods is based in Sanford, North Carolina, and is owned by Dr. Matthew Cashion – who is an active Salt Strong Insider Member!

Cashion Rods uses an innovative, proprietary epoxy resin to fill the gaps and bond the graphite together.

This resin has a direct relationship between strength and weight.

The Cashion Element Inshore Series is the most affordable inshore-focused spinning rod that is also a product of the U.S.A.

Overview Of The Features

There is a 10-inch cork butt section on the bottom of these rods, but the cork is very thin in an effort to reduce overall weight.

Moving along, Cashion makes use of an EVA Foregrip to prevent all the slime and contaminants that get on your hands from shortening the life of your gear.

Also, there is a weedless hook keeper just above the foregrip making it effortless to hold your weedless offerings in place during transport.

The Pros

Overall, this rod has a great strength-to-weight ratio.

The rod has a strong backbone but a soft enough rod tip to achieve balance.

Some fishing rods feel too stiff and others feel like a pool noodle.

The Element Inshore has a soft tip to elevate your lure’s performance while not compromising strength on hook sets.

Not only that, but it also reduces the total weight of the rod.

The Cashion Element Inshore weighs about 4 ounces and comes in at $129.

Lightweight, affordable, and U.S.A.-made are all incredibly important pros to consider with this rod.

The Cons

The Cashion Element Inshore Series does not necessarily come equipped with premium components.

The cork, reel seat, and guides just as examples are not from recognizable, reputable brands that are on other rods in this same price point.

However, the blank on this rod outperforms other rod blanks in this price range.

At the end of the day, rod blank performance is what’s most important to inshore fishing.

The other con about this rod is simply its current availability.

With it being a new product, it can be hard to find in your local tackle shops.

Cashion Element Inshore Rod Series Models

There are FOUR different models for the Cashion Element Inshore Series.

There is the 7-foot Medium-Light, a 7-foot Medium, a 7-foot Medium-Heavy, and a 7-foot 6-inch Medium.

Generally speaking, the 7-foot Medium-Light rod is going to be best suited for fishing with light-soft plastics exposed on jigheads.

Even Mirrolures and Corkys will work well with the Medium-Light option.

The 7-foot Medium-Heavy is best for fishing with popping corks or larger soft plastics around structure like docks or overhanging mangroves.

Cashion considers the 7-foot and 7-foot 6-inch rods to be their All-Purpose with a blend of power and finesse to be used in a variety of situations.


cashion element inshore spinning rod review

Overall, my first impression of the Cashion Element Inshore Rod Series is positive and this is a great rod for inshore anglers.

I think this is a perfect budget rod that performs higher than its price range while beating out those below it.

Did you find the Cashion Element Inshore Spinning Rod review helpful?

Have you been able to get your hands on a Cashion Element Inshore Rod and fish with it yet?

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1 year ago

Want to throw #5 shad raps and still have enough power to sweep hook. Was looking at 7ft medium light

1 year ago
Reply to  Butch

Would 7ft med light be strong enough for 5lb bass

barry lawrence
1 year ago

I purchased a couple 7 foot Element Inshore multi purpose rods from their showroom recently. Couldn’t be happier with the feel and performance!

Brian Higgins
1 year ago

Several questions: 1) your comments about the premium components worries me. Are the guides premium but not ‘known’ suppliers, or are you suggesting that they may not hold up/bend/scratch line? Do the guides have quality inserts? And 2) thin cork handles are a problem as one of my rods shredding occurred thinking water in rod holders or other sources weakened the cork. Is the cork easily replaced? 3) 7 ft rod seems a little short since hooked fish often want to traverse around the front of my yak. Your thoughts?

Brian Higgins
1 year ago
Reply to  Justin Ritchey

Thank you for the thoughtful reply.

Paul Swicegood
1 year ago

Hey Justin, thanks for the good rod review, but do have (2) very specific questions. First, what is the exact weight of the 7’6” model, and, what is the full handle inch length from the reel seat down to the butt. (I have the TFO Pro S and absolutely love it and don’t want a rod handle any longer and need to know how it compares before buying.) Big thanks, Paul

Paul Swicegood
1 year ago
Reply to  Justin Ritchey

Big thanks Justin. I think I need to try one out. Cheers, Paul

Donny Mills
1 year ago

Do you have an of their bait casting rods and can you do a review on them? I really prefer a bait casting rod.

Melissa Whiting
1 year ago

Looking for a med/light fast for a new trout rod. What I want is a fast action but on the slow side of fast if that makes any sense. How would you describe the action on the element. right now I’m torn between a Cashion or the Laguna liquid med/light for about 40$ more plus shipping

Melissa Whiting
1 year ago
Reply to  Justin Ritchey

Just ordered a 7ft med/light from the shop. Can’t beat y’all on the price besides I’ll probably run into the Cashion crew at the fishing expo in Raleigh next month. I’ll put in a good word for ya

Evan Jacobs
1 year ago

This is out of my territory? NC?! What?!?!?….gotta check these out!

Bobby Colding
1 year ago

Thanks for the information, Jason

Patrick Kurtas
1 year ago

Thanks for the review Jason, great that you have personally used the equipment.

Greg Lanier
1 year ago

Great review Justin. I’ve got two of the icon inshore rods and one of them I bought at Cashion in person and I love them but I still prefer the cork grip that the icon doesn’t have so I’ll have to try one of the new ones at half the price 👍


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