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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > January 2021 > Spinning Rod vs Casting Rod: What’s the difference?
There are very specific differences between a spinning rod vs casting rod. Each is intended for a certain purpose and style of fishing. In this article, we’ll cover a variety of characteristics that make each rod unique plus functional cues you can use to decide whether a spinning rod vs casting rod is right for you.
Spinning rods are a user-friendly choice for recreational anglers of all skill levels. They are paired with a spinning reel which is a great combination for fishing with light lines and tackle as well as live bait. Here are a few of the features and benefits of the spinning rod vs casting rod.
Casting rods are commonly referred to as “baitcasting rods” and are paired with either baitcasting reels or conventional reels. Baitcaster reels are popular with intermediate and professional freshwater anglers as they require a bit of a learning curve to use properly. Here are a few features and benefits.
Choosing whether to go with a spinning vs casting setup can come down to fishing style or personal preference. If you’re in the market to purchase, you should learn more about the different types of rods and how to choose the one that’s right for you.
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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