Why Your Spinning Rod Should Always Cost More Than Your Reel
If you have a spinning reel that costs more than your rod then you’re doing it all wrong!
Did you know that your inshore spinning rod should almost always cost more than your reel?
Now that doesn’t mean you need a super expensive rod and it also doesn’t mean that expensive reels are bad.
It also doesn’t mean that your rod has to cost a bunch more than your reel.
Heck, most of what we use is a $100 reel on a $109 rod (in this case, the rod costs more than the reel).
In a sentence, don’t forget about how important the rod is.
Also, it’s important to note that most combos are NOT a good investment (unless you’re buying them for kids).
Listen in as we break down one of the biggest misconceptions about fishing (that you need a fancy reel to succeed) when in reality, it’s the rod that is doing all of the work.
Check it out below!
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I highly recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Your Rod Should Cost More Than Your Reel [VIDEO]
Your Rod Should Cost More Than Your Reel [PODCAST]
- STRIKE SPOTS: NEW TOOL THAT PREDICTS INSHORE FEEDING ZONES
- HOW TO FIND 90% OF ALL FEEDING FISH IN YOUR AREA (90/10 FISHING RULE)
You can follow the timestamped table of contents:
- 0:39 – You should always spend more money on your rod over your reel for inshore saltwater fishing
- 2:04 – The order of importance: rod, line, reel.
- 3:24 – Here’s the #1 thing you must do right to catch more fish
- 5:36 – Any sport needs the right gear
- 6:31 – A great rod gives you more confidence
- 8:14 – Match your rod to the type of fishing you’re doing (And this rod is a game-changer)
- 8:55 – The reel only does this for casting, everything else is your rod
- 11:14 – Be in the feeding zone longer than anyone else
- 13:49 – This is the line that you need for inshore fishing
- 14:45 – Spend THIS on a reel & spend THIS on a rod
- 17:30 – Is the price justified by the quality
- 18:19 – The rod is so crucial for using artificials
- 20:34 – Please don’t buy rod/reel combos, here’s why
- 23:58 – Expensive quality reels will last a very long time
- 25:14 – We’re excited for the Salt Strong custom rod
Here are some helpful links for rods, reels, and line tests:
If you are using a reel that’s more expensive than your rod, you may be missing out on fish and wasting a ton of money.
Your spinning rod is doing all of the work so give it the respect it deserves!
Do you agree or disagree?
Are you fishing with a more expensive reel than what you really need?
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