Many trout fishermen never give more than a passing thought to their fishing rod and in my opinion this is a big mistake. As a person who has been fishing for trout (mainly rainbow trout) religiously for the past three decades or so, I am a person who understands how important a fishing rod is to trout fishing success and believe that you should as well. In this article I will do my best to make a case as to the best trout fishing rod or at least provide a few of the best choices available.
Truth be told, picking one single fishing rod as the best to use when fishing for trout is probably an impossibility due to the myriad of factors that a person encounters when trout fishing, so what I will do is outline a few of the best choices so that a determination can be made as to the best trout fishing rod for you and the particular style or type of trout fishing that you are going to be engaging in. I think it’s also important to point out that whatever fishing rod you choose, make sure that it is ultralight power. There are many reason for this, but just trust me, having a trout fishing rod that is ultralight power is of the utmost importance.
- St Croix Premier Spinning Rods – St Croix is well known for making some of the best spinning rods on the planet and the ultralight versions of their “premier” series all make excellent trout fishing rods. They feature quality components such as aluminum-oxide guides, Fuji® reel seats and premium-grade cork handles. St Croix rods also come with a five year warranty for piece of mind.
- Cabela’s Pro Guide PTC Spinning Rod – 100% graphite blanks deliver awesome strength and sensitivity, along with fast-action tips that provide quick, precise casts and rapid hook-sets, all of which make for an excellent trout fishing rod at an affordable price. Ultralight power rod lengths from 4’6″ to 6′ mean that you can have all of your bases covered when it comes to fishing for trout. For the money, the Cabela’s pro guide series is a difficult choice to beat when it comes to trout fishing rods, there no doubt about it.
- G. Loomis Trout Series Spinning Rods – If you are in a situation where money isn’t an issue or if you simply insist of having the “best of the best” there is no substitute for a G Loomis Trout Series spinning rod when it comes to fishing for trout. These incredibly precise spinning rods are made in 8 different lengths from 5’2″ to 6’1″ all in ultralight power and all of which are perfect for trout fishing no matter what your favorite technique is. These rods are not inexpensive, but are the highest quality, and even come with a limited lifetime warranty for piece of mind.
As I eluded to earlier, “the best” trout fishing rod will vary from fisherman to fisherman, but in my experience all of the spinning rods mentioned above make a great choice when it comes to fishing for trout. I have used (or presently use) them all and for my money “the best” fishing rod for trout can be found among these choices.