Edge Spinning Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

By: Luke Simonds on June 4, 2018
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Edge Spinning Rod Review

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 (see other fishing rod reviews).

This post describes the top pros and cons I have found for the Edge rod that I have been testing out for the past couple months.

Edge Spinning Rod Review Video

We’ll start off with this video explaining the top pros and cons of this high-quality rod from Edge.

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Edge Rod Review: Pros

Here are the top pros that I have noticed so far after using my Edge rod on multiple trips targeting redfish, snook, and seatrout:

  1. Extremely Good Feel – Everything about these rods are focused on a high-performance feel
  2. Very lightweight – Gary stripped these rods of all unnecessary weight, so they are very light relative to other rods with similar power
  3. Easy Hookset Response – Given the fast action and strong lightweight rod blank, the hookset ratio with this rod has been very high even when using big soft plastic lures that are rigged weedless
  4. Made in the USA – It is always nice to see Made in the USA on our fishing products

Note: We’d love to hear your thoughts on your Edge rod, so please leave a Comment down below to share your experiences with these rods.

Edge Rod Review: Cons

Here are the top cons of the Edge rods that I have noticed so far:

  1. Price – These rods are typically priced in the high $300s to high $400s depending on the exact model chosen
  2. Power Rating Scale – The power rating on these rods is different than many others making it tough for angler who typically have their power preference and stick with it
    • If you generally prefer MH rods, then you’ll probably prefer the Medium power level from Edge best
  3. Tough To Find – These rods are difficult to find in local retailers because they are a relatively new company (the only place I’ve been able to find them is Southeastern Tackle here in Tampa)

Note: We’d love to hear your thoughts on your Edge rod, so please leave a Comment down below to share your experiences with these rods.

Edge Spinning Rod Specs

There are many options to choose from in the Edge line of rods (see their Inshore options here).

Here are the specs on the model that I have:

  • Model #: MBR 735-1
  • Action: Fast
  • Power: Medium Heavy
  • Length: 7ft 3in
  • Line Strength: 14-20 lb
  • Lure Weight: 1/4 – 3/4 oz

Conclusion

For those of us who enjoy fishing with premium fishing rods, these Edge rods are definitely worth a close look given how responsive these rods are.

All of the components in this rod are all focused on enabling maximized feel of everything that is going on the business end of the line.

The only two cons that I could think of were:

  • The high price that these premium rods sell for in stores.
  • Their power ratings are undervalued relative to most other rods making cross-brand comparisons more difficult.

If you have used any of the Edge rods, please let us know your thoughts about these rods in the Comment section below.

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Marko Rodriguez
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Received the 7341 medium after 8 weeks. Haven’t fished it yet but it definitely doesn’t feel right. So far I’m extremely disappointed.

There is no foregrip, only a steel ring nut that will chip the paint off your reel.

There is not enough space to fit your hands comfortably above the reel because the hook holder is in the way and no choice but to wrap your hand over threading and the ring nut holding the reel.

The reel seat sits very low, making the rod top heavy – not sure if this is intentional.

There is no one answering calls nor emails. I seriously think they are having issues.

I’m really left with no choice but to replace the entire reel seat and grips myself.

After all said and done its probably better to buy the blank and build yourself or get a nrx or something else. Save yourself the hassle.

Bob Prado
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How does one contact Edge Rods?
They don’t reply to email or pick up the phone.

Joe Zona
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Joe Zona

Hey. The inshore rods are a little less than the bass rods. Do you prefer the MB series for any reason for salt water fishing?

Michael Pritchard
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I got a Medium 7’ inshore spinning Edge rod and I don’t know if it was a mistake, or if they mislabeled it on their website, but it doesn’t have a top grip. It’s just a nut like it shows for the casting models. The rod is nice but I don’t like no grip above the reel so the bass rod is most likely the way to go.
Also, the edge rods on their website are always HALF OFF MSRP and free shipping! So that is a great deal. I wouldn’t buy one in a store knowing it’s several hundred dollars off.

Anonymous
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Good info. Thanks for the reply.

Marko Rodriguez
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I got the same thing. If you compare with the video Luke made, you can see his has the carbon foregrip. Something is going on with edgerods shop.

Richard Fiorentino
Member

Luke – thanks for review. Do you think the Edge is worth the price difference versus the TFO for the average inshore use?

Sam Craparo
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Out of my price range. Will stick with with my classic Pfleuger casting rod with my Revo gen 3 inshore. Always enjoy your vedios thanks again

Steve Barrington
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At some point a person quits paying for action/features and starts paying for prestige/name. Lost me at this one. Thank you for the review anyway.