Go into any well-stocked tackle shop, and you'll see endless rows of fishing rods lined up. In fact, when we visited Alltackle, in Annapolis, MD, the choice of spinning rods was overwhelming. So, how are you supposed to choose the best one? Of course, your needs and your budget are the most important factors. But beyond that, there are several details to look for.

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Hey - didja notice we managed to sneak in a few tips on how to choose the best spinning reel, too? If reels are really where your interest lies, be sure to check out Fishing Friday: The Best Spinning Reel, and Fishing Friday: The Best Conventional Reel Ever?

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Lenny Rudow walks us through how to choose the best spinning rod.

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