Feels like a rod twice its price


I’m a big on affordability in fishing. It wasn’t long ago that I was a broke college angler scraping up change to buy a few bags of soft plastics, so I definitely appreciate reasonable price points and value when it comes to fishing gear.

If I were to blindfold you and put the 13 Fishing Omen Black 3 Spinning Rod in your hands, you’d think it was a $250 rod. I’ve tested rods in that price range before and this one has very similar weightlessness and balance. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a $120 price tag on these rods.

They feel wonderful in your hands and in addition to the lightweight construction, small details like the hand-selected 4A Portuguese split-grip cork handles give this rod the luxury feel of a high-end rod. If you’re looking to upgrade your finesse arsenal, I think this is an excellent choice because you can get two high-quality spinning rods for the price of one expensive rod.