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Take to the Water with Top Equipment

Browse this incredible collection of premium fishing rods from Academy and discover the gear you need to make your next fishing trip a success. From kids just learning this rewarding pastime, to your average angler who loves relaxing on the lake or inlet with a few friends and hours to kill, and professional fishermen and women who travel the country from one tournament to the next, everyone knows that quality rods make a big difference.

Find the right fishing rod online at Academy Sports + Outdoors, and take home a well-made product at an everyday low price. Lightweight, strong, durable and dependable, you'll be confident taking to the water with these brilliantly designed rods. Reeling in a record catch is more satisfying than telling a tall tale about the one that got away. Fill up your cooler with fresh fish and put a mouthwatering dinner on the table for the whole family to enjoy.

Select Your Rod Carefully

Though all rods online at Academy are high-quality equipment, there are some major design differences to consider when making your selection. Baitcasters who want to place a heavy rig of live bait in an exact location may prefer casting rods. Spinning rods are the most common type, and offer maximum versatility whether you're casting from a canoe, boat, dock or shore. Panfish designs are perfect for catching smaller prey, like crappie, bluegill or sunfish, while large and extra strong boat and surf rods are built for snagging heavy creatures in the ocean.

Do some research and choose the best gear for your environment, and the kind of fish you're trying to catch. It can never hurt to ask a more experienced angler, though they might not want to give away any of their secrets. With a little bit of luck and great gear, you'll have a fish on your hook in no time.