If you fish with lures for predator fish, you will often use a spinning rod. The name spinning rod comes from the way you fish, you 'spin' the lure. A spinning rod is only meant to be combined with a spinning reel. Spinning rods come in many shapes and sizes, with dimensions from 1.70 metres to almost four metres and casting weights ranging from 3 to 500 grams. There is a suitable model for every type of lure fishing. You can imagine that fishing for perch with light spinners on a river or lake requires a different rod than when fishing for cod with large softbaits in the deep sea. Spinning rods can be used both from the shore and from the boat.
A spinning rod is used in combination with a spinning reel. This ensures that you can make long, precise casts and the drag function of the reel enables you to catch strong fish. Because you hold the rod in your hands all day long as you are casting lures, it is preferable to use a lightweight reel. The line output of the reel must be good because of the many casts you make. For an average spinning rod of approximately 2.40 metres, a 2500-size reel is often recommended. This way, the rod is well balanced and the combination fishes the best.
Of course, there are ready-made spinning rod sets on the market. Many anglers like this because you don't have to worry about the combination of products. A spinning rod set has been thought about by a team of fanatical and knowledgable anglers, so the products are a perfect match. A spinning rod set is equipped with a rod, reel and fishing line. Often, this line is already spooled onto the reel. With a complete spinning rod set, you often also receive some lures and steel leaders, so that you can go to the bank right away.