Saltwater Rod Manufacturers
How much do you want to spend?
E glass -- Where toughness, durability and cost are factors
S glass -- casting rods for light line and lures
graphite -- the next step up from s glass but more prone to breakage than fiberglass
composite -- combination of glass and graphite
Extra Fast: Flex in the upper 1/4 of the rod blank
Fast: Flex in the upper 1/3 of the rod blank
Moderate: Flex in the upper 1/2 of the rod blank
Slow: Flex is from the lower 1/3 of the rod blank to the tip
Under 50 bucks.
Shakespeare ugly stick
All Shakespeare facilities are now located in South Carolina.
Silstar / Pinnacle
(low end products mfg. china)
Over 50 bucks
Commonly referred to as el cheapo heaver rods. Manufactured overseas
G - Loomis
Cal Star Rods
Batson Rain Shadow