Top 5 Rods for Kayaks and Other Small Crafts

Kayaks, float tubes, and other small boats present a unique set of challenges for bass fisherman. Unlike the larger bass boats, small crafts require unique gear to fish effectively. From length restrictions to dialing in the actions to account for instability, there are a lot of aspects to consider when purchasing equipment.

Below we break down the top 5 rods that we recommend for an angler that is seriously considering fishing from a tube, kayak, jon boat, etc. These are rods that work for a variety of techniques and won't break the bank. 

With these 5 rods you should be able to throw a dropshot, a frog, and everything in between. 

Rod/Reel Combos...

Spinning Rod - Zodias 7' Medium Light:

Spinning Reel – Shimano Nasci :


Spinning Rod- Dobyns 7' Medium Fury:

Spinning Reel- Shimano Nasci:


Casting Rod- Zodias 7' 2” Medium:

Casting Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:


Casting Rod- Dobyns 7' Medium Heavy Fury:

Casting Reel- Shimano Citica:


Casting Rod- G Loomis E6X 7'1” Heavy:

Casting Reel- Shimano Curado 70: