Freshwater rods and saltwater rods may look similar, but they have a few key differences. Misunderstanding these differences can cost you, as taking a freshwater rod out to the ocean can destroy it. Saltwater rods are made with corrosive resistance, while freshwater rods are not designed to stand up to briny water. Saltwater spinning rods, also called surf rods, are generally longer and heavier than freshwater spinning rods. This allows you to use the heavier baits that saltwater fishing often calls for, and cast farther out as you will typically be fishing from shore or from a dock. A freshwater spinning rod is best used for lighter baits and most modest casts, and is a great option for a beginning angler.
At Sportsman's warehouse, we offer a wide range of spinning rods, both fresh and saltwater. Choose the specifications that are right for your fishing style and goals. Shop our selection of quality fishing rods from trusted manufacturers including Daiwa, Okuma, Shakespeare, Shimano, Loomis, and Berkley.