The Best Bass Fishing Rods
Choosing the best bass fishing rods is hard, right? In most cases, you’ll have no clue where to start or even how to determine what the best bass fishing rod on the market is. That’s why we’re here, we’ll provide you with a little guidance in choosing the right bass fishing rod for you. Whether you’re new to bass fishing or have been doing it all your life we’ll help to find the best bass rods on the market regardless of your fishing history. Bass fishing is huge and there are so many different fishing rods to choose from. So, let’s get to it, this is Angling Aids picks for the best bass fishing rods.
The St. Croix Mojo offers a very sleek design which is made from a very high-quality SCIII Graphite, this makes the rod 15% lighter than the previous generation St Croix rods. Another feature of this rod is the Kigan Master Hand 3D guides which come with aluminium oxide rings and black frames. The reel seat is a Fuji ECS that is very comfortable and high quality, which gives you extra confidence when casting and setting the hook.
- Very good action
- Lightweight making moving easy
- A lot of power
- The Mojo series of rods by St. Croix is very reasonably priced
- Aluminium oxide guides could be made from a better-quality material
The Ike Signature Casting Rod by Abu Garcia offers 36 Ton graphite making it a very lightweight but sensitive rod. The Fuji rod seat gives it that extra comfortability when using it for long periods of time. The guides are made from stainless steel which comes with Zirconium inserts. The HSG construction makes the rod ideal for crankbaits due to the action it gives.
- Original and attractive paintwork
- Lightweight rod
- A lot of power despite the lightweight finish
- Sensitive tip
- Don’t come with cork grips, they come with EVO foam
- Stainless steel guides make the rod heavier
We can’t exclude Ugly Stik from our list as they’ve proven to be one of the best all-around spinning fishing rods on the market. The Elite Spinning Rod from Ugly Stik comes with 35% more graphite giving it exceptional power. In addition to the graphite, it’s also made from fibreglass which gives it a nearly indestructible design, as proven on many YouTube videos. The cork handles give it extra comfort and a sleek professional design, the handle leads up to stainless steel guides which can be used with all types of line.
- Near indestructible due to a mixture of graphite and fibreglass
- Very good beginner rod
- Multiple sizes give options for every fisherman
- Depending on what size you choose it could be 1 piece making it hard to travel with
The rod was designed by Scott Martin for tournament use making it a quality bass fishing rod. It’s made from 30 Ton carbon giving it amazing strength throughout the rod. The reel seat is a C-40X carbon seat which gives amazing comfort on casting and spinning. The guides are made from aluminium oxide which makes it suitable for braided mainline. This rod is designed for people who are into tournaments or have been bass fishing for a while.
- 30 Ton carbon for extra strength
- Hard aluminium guides
- Customized reels seat
- Not the best for new bass fishermen
- Weight is heavier than others on the market
The St Croix Triumph is from SCII graphite which runs down to an elegant cork handle which gives it an amazing feel and sleek look. The SCII graphite gives the rod very good strength and power, this makes setting the hook much more successful. The Triumph offers Aluminium oxide guides with black frames. It comes with a wide range of lengths and tensions to suit all bass fisherman.
- SCII Graphite gives extra strength and durability
- Cork handle for extra comfort and nice look
- Very sensitive
- Amazing action
- One piece rod makes it hard to travel if you have a longer rod
Shimano is a quality brand and it’s definitely the case with the Trevala Spinning rod. This rod is made from carbon constructed by the new TC4F construction giving it superb strength. The reel seat is Fuji which gives extra comfort on casting and spinning, this leads down to the EVA handle grips which feel good in the hand whilst providing good grip. The guides are the newly introduced Fuji concept guides.
- Lightweight yet powerful
- Quality components which you’d expect from Shimano
- A really wide range of models
- Doesn’t pair that well with monofilament (stills works, just better with alternatives such as braid)
So that concludes our list of the best bass fishing rods on the market. We hope you enjoyed the post and made the right decision on your next bass rod.