Spinning Rods Explained: A Complete Guide


Spinning rods are the simplest type of rod used in fish. Pair them up with a good spinning reel and you have a cheap and effective spinning combo that you can use to target a range of species.

As well as being cheaper than baitcasting rods, spinning rods are easier to use and are ideal for beginners or children starting their fishing journey (check out our article on the merits of spinning rods vs baitcasting rods here).

Spinning Rod Reviews

We have put together a range of posts on the best spinning rods for a variety of purposes or different species:

The Ugly Stik Elite is one of the world’s most popular spinning rods

Spinning Rod Comparisons


  • Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He is a regular on fly fishing podcasts and appeared in the international fly fishing film Predator.

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