To piggy back of of last weeks post on the best baitcast reels for under $150, I figured it would be timely to recommend some rods to pair with the reel. I wanted to find rods that meet the criteria of affordability and quality. Each one of these rods have a place in my boat and have been battle tested by yours truly. Not only that, each one of these models are some of our top sellers here at Sportsman's.
Daiwa Tatula Bass Series
With Seven Categories of Rods and 21 different Bends the TATULA collection is a most complete professional collection of bass rods. There are 7 spinning designs, 6 casting models, 2 flipping rods, 2 shallow crank/jerkbait rods, 3 glass cranking and spinnerbait rods and a frogging rod. The beautifully Crafted Natural Cork Handles provide timeless functionality combined with a sure grip. A slick Tatula Spider Graphic adorns the classic formed handles. The lighter X-45 concept blanks are rolled with Braiding-X Fiber Braiding Technology. The reduced weight blank resists ovalization allowing greater hoop strength loads for a more precision load-up. The tangle free Fuji FazLite guides allow long accurate casts. If you are looking for a professional grade bass rod designed with a specific purpose in mind then take a look at the TATULA line of bass rods where we’ve built one just for the task.
Dobyns Fury Series
Sensitive, light, strong and balanced at an exceptional value! Dobyns Rod’s new Fury Series boasts those essential features that anglers demand: high modulus graphite blank, Fuji reel seat, Kevlar wrapping and AA grade cork grip with hi-density Hypalon butt. A total of 11 technique-specific rods, including popular crankbait, flipping, swimbait, spinning and casting models, round-out the series. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly option, or to simply add an extra rod to your arsenal, give Dobyns’ Fury Series a try!
Halo KSII Series
Building on the success of the original Kryptonite series, the Halo Fishing KS II Elite Series Casting Rods have been designed and tested by Halo’s pro-staff to provide the best possible rod at an affordable price. Built with updated components to achieve a higher standard of performance, the Halo Fishing KS II Elite Series Casting Rods are made with premium Nano carbon fiber, which lends itself to a light, balanced, professional grade rod. Fitted with the finest components available, the Halo Fishing KS II Elite Series Casting Rods are built with high-end stainless steel guides with zirconia inserts to promote outstanding lien management. Fitted with a two finger reel seat that provides the Halo Fishing KS II Elite Series Casting Rods with an enhanced connectivity. Complete with AAA-grade cork grips, the Halo Fishing KS II Elite Series Casting Rods have been carefully developed to provide anglers the ultimate blend of performance and value.