This round of Ask JD comes from Kevin P. who’s looking for a 4-trick pony rod that will cover several fishing situations.
JD, I’m looking for a spinning rod that I can to use for side drifting, boondogging, drifting minnows, and maybe some swimbait action. I guess I’m looking for a jack of all trades…It’s kind of hard choosing a rod when you have never fished with it. I really like the Rogue Rod Hot Shot series but then again those are the rods I have the most time on and, at $250 a pop, they might be a little steep for me. Do I really need that? I do want something quality that is built to last…so where is the happy medium? Am I asking to much for a 3 or 4 in 1 rod? What would you spend your money on? Thanks for your help!
–Kevin P., Auburn, CA
Kev, well…yes, it’s definitely difficult to find a rod that that’s perfectly suited for several techniques. Most of the time when you try to find one of these multi-taskers you end up with something that does a bunch of things okay but nothing well. It ends up being, as trusty sidekick Reilly often says, “A little bit pregnant.” But there is one stick that I can think of that just may cover ya pretty well…Click here to read more…