Fishing Rods

Man's hand holding fishing rod over water
Testing a new, budget-friendly surf fishing rod while on vacation in Florida. Photo: Chase Fly

Detailed fishing rod guides, product reviews, and buying advice that will help you choose the right fishing pole with confidence. If you’re a beginner or trying something new, our fishing rod size guide can help you choose the right length of rod for the type of fishing you want to do. Our fishing rod reviews cover everything from a general comparison of some of the best fishing rods, to more specific niches like finding the best tube rod.

Fishing Rod Reviews and Guides

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Fishing Rod Size Guide: How To Choose Fishing Rod Length

The perfect cast isn’t always just about the person behind the rod. When any angler goes out to try and bring in ...
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What Makes a Good Tube Fishing Rod (3 Best Tube Rods)

Anyone hoping to catch bass can get the most out of fishing tubes. Tubes typically imitate small baitfish or crawfish, and bass ...
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9 Best Fishing Rod Holders Reviewed (Hands-on Guide)

[toc] Some fish are best pursued with a “shotgun” strategy which requires you to put more than one lure in the water ...
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16 Best Fly Rods Reviewed & Tested (Hands-on Guide)

When you’re new to fly fishing, buying your first fly rod can be intimidating. Even if you’re a veteran angler shopping for ...

12 Best Fishing Rods Reviewed & Revealed (Hands-on Guide)

For a perfect fishing combo you also need a reel! Take a look how to choose the best spinning reel for your ...
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6 Best Surf Fishing Rods Reviewed (Hands-on Guide)

Whether you are fishing for buckets full of croakers or targeting the largest cobia in the cove, fishing is always more relaxing ...
Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod

Review: Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod

Outdoor Empire pick for best trout rod. The world of fly fishing gear is saturated with specialty items, especially when it comes ...
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6 Fishing Rod Casting Techniques (Basic to Advanced)

If you want to catch fish, you need to sling your lure out to where the lunkers lurk regardless of the species you are ...
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One- Or Two-Piece Or Telescopic Fishing Rod – Which One To Choose?

Despite their seeming simplicity, fishing rods vary in a number of important ways. They exhibit different actions, different levels of power and ...