Cheap Vs. Expensive Fishing Rods - Which Should You Buy?

Are expensive rods worth the money? Which rods are the best "Bang For The Buck?" Does spending more money really make a difference? What are the benefits? Which rod is right for you? Today we're comparing the advantages and disadvantages of high-end rods and budget-friendly rods. We're looking at the best of both worlds and giving recommendations on the most sensitive rods at every price point.

The primary benefit of an inexpensive or budget-friendly rod is cost. Its up to you to decide if the cost savings outweighs any potential performance issues. The downside of a cheaper rod are sensitivity, weight, and build quality. The primary benefit of an expensive or high-end rod is sensitivity, weight, balance, and overall experience. The downsides are cost and durability. Again, it is up to you as the angler to find the balance between sensitivity, durability, and budget.

Below we've provided links to all of the rods and reels in this video. We've gone a step further and linked the best "bang for the buck" rods that we've found at every price point and as an added bonus, will include "bang for the buck" reels as well. We hope this video helps you understand the benefits of each rod style as you choose the best option for you going forward.

Best "Bang For the Buck" Casting Rods...

-Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

-Dobyns Fury: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

-Shimano Expride: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Megabass Orochi XX: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

-G Loomis GLX: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Best "Bang For the Buck" Spinning Rods...

-Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2AdvIC1

-Dobyns Fury: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF

-Shimano Expride: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

-G Loomis GLX: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

Favorite Casting Reels...

-Shimano SLX 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

-Shimano Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

-Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

- Metanium DC: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Favorite Spinning Reels…

-Shimano Sahara FI Spinning: http://bit.ly/2XhhM43

-Shimano Ultregra Spinning: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

-Stradic Ci4+ Spinning: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

-Exsence Spinning: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Rods in thumbnail from left to right...

-North Fork Loomis Edge Rods: Source Locally

-Megabass Destroyer Rods: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

-Shimano SLX Rods: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

-G Loomis NRX Rods: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

-Daiwa Aird X Rods: http://bit.ly/2P7Z3Vu

-Shimano Expride Rods: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Abu Garcia Veritas Rods: http://bit.ly/2RU5kWt

-13 Fishing Defy Black Rods: http://bit.ly/2Ak3F3M

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Summer Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide

There are a ton of new baits from Ned Worms to Swimbaits on the market this Summer and today we're going to review some of the best. Its easy to get overwhelmed by all the new tackle but Tim makes it easy by sharing some of his confidence baits as well as a few recent finds. If you're looking for something to try as we head in to Early Summer, give these baits a look.

Today's video samples baits from both ends of the spectrum. Tim has a lot of confidence in a new Ned Worm from Missile Baits, as well as a couple finesse hooks. But he's also developed a ton of confidence in a few swimbaits for Summer bass fishing. If you're heading shallow the Noisy Dachs by Evergreen was out of stock for nearly a year and is finally back on the market! If you're probing deep, the new colors of Baitsanity are a killer option (That Kokanee is hard to beat!)

No matter your style, there is something here worth looking at. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment mentioned in the video.

Soft Baits and Hooks...

-Swagger Tungsten "Flanders" NED Heads - http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

-Missile Baits Ned Bomb (Goby Bite, Fishalicious , Super Bug) - http://bit.ly/2XCOGwd

-Keitech Swing Impact FAT- http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Owner Mosquito "Light" Hooks - http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Squarebill...

-Evergreen CH-1 Squarebill (Fire Craw, Ayu) - http://bit.ly/2MrsOCG

Squarebill Combo...

-G. Loomis IMX Pro Crankbait Casting Rods (845CBR) - http://bit.ly/2FQj6CZ

-Shimano Chronarch MGL Casting Reel (7.1:1) - http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Frogs...

-Stanford Baits Boom Boom Hollow Body Frog (Fred's Frog, Dirty Bird) - http://bit.ly/2K90m6U

-Spro Dean Rojas Bronzeye Spit Shad 60 (Spooky Shad, Blue Back Herring) - http://bit.ly/2MHu9pA

Frog Setup...

-Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'3" Extra Hvy - http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Shimano Curado 150 DC Casting Reel (7.4:1) - http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

-Sunline FX2 Braided Line Dark Green 60b (Froggin/Flippin) - http://bit.ly/31u57xA

Wakebaits and Swimbaits...

-Evergreen ND 180 Wooden Wakebaits (Oikawa, Black Bone) - http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

-Gan Craft OSA 115 Wakebait (Nakahira Buna) - http://bit.ly/2IzGIOm

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide Bait (Kokanee) - http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

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Spring Bass Fishing Gear Review: Vision 110+2, Aldebaran MGL, crankbaits...

Spring is here and its time to talk about new gear! From jerkbaits to reels, to apparel, we've got you covered on a bunch of awesome new items for 2019! This time of year is all about getting dialed in and many of us do that with new tackle. We hope this guide will help you make solid choices as you prepare to head to the lake.

This video starts out with a great new offering from Reaction Innovations. The Shiver Glide is the upsized version of the already popular Shiver Shot. Next comes T-H marine's Eliminator Prop Nut, designed to eliminate vibration in trolling motors. After that we jump into split ring pliers and look no further than the Executive Split Ring Pliers by Texas Tackle. Its amazing the difference a good pair of pliers makes!

We continue to expand from there looking at Aftco's Hydronaut suit and many more items. Everything discussed in the video is broken down and linked below.

New Gear...

Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide: http://bit.ly/2DUwrtM

T-H Marine Eliminator Prop Nut: http://bit.ly/2tjbn9Q

Texas Tackle Executive Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0

Aftco Hydronaut Suit: http://bit.ly/2GApJgk

Lucky Craft LV-500 New Colors: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

(Aurora Shad, Bone Pro Blue, Chrome Blue, Clear Water Shad)

Megabass Vision 110+1 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

Megabass Vision 110+2 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2BLQIBA

Shimano Aldebaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

The Lipless Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Shimano Metanium DC: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Reel Labels: http://bit.ly/2Gy6809

Line- 30 lb Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Top 7 Spinning Rods of 2018 - Buyer's Guide

This Buyer’s Guide looks at the best rod and reel spinning combos in the “mid-range” category. We’ve already covered combos under $200 and High-End combos. This breaks down the best "bang for the buck" spinning rods on the market. The market is saturated with brands claiming to be the best, let us do the hard work and find the best rods at the best prices for you. 

 If you're looking for a last minute holiday purchase, today is the last day that ground shipping will arrive before Christmas. Whether your rod budget is $200 or $500 there is an option here to give you the best quality, sensitivity, and responsiveness for the price point. 

Below is a break down of the rods and reels discussed in this video. They are sorted by price from highest to lowest to make it easy for you to see the the best values based on our review. 

Spinning Combos…

Rod- G Loomis GLX: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Favorite Models… 852S JWR, 820S DSR, 853S JWR


Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

Reel- Shimano Ultregra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Favorite Models… 742, 741


Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS: http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2000: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id 

Favorite Models… 7’6” ML, 7’4” medium


Rod- Shimano Expride: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Favorite Models… 7’ Light +, 6’10” Medium Light, 7’ Medium


Rod- Shimano Zodias: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Favorite Models… 6’8” Medium Light, 7’ Medium Light, 7’ Medium


Rod- Cashion Elite: http://bit.ly/2xJGGPt

Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Favorite Models… 7’ Medium Light, 7’ Medium, 7’ Medium Heavy


Rod- Dobyns Sierra: http://bit.ly/2EyotZU

Reel: Ultregra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Favorite Models… 7’ Light, 7’ Medium Light

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