The Best Rod Action For Snook And Redfish


Here is a question that we have actually received more than once so maybe there are more people wondering about this.  Hopefully this answer will help some people looking for a new rod.


"What was the rod action when you were fishing out of the house boat. The rod was a smoke but what was the action ? It seemed you were having way to much fun and I want that too. I have a 30 PT that needs a home."




Hey Chris!  Glad you liked those shows.  You are in luck...Your Quantum 30 is going to fit perfectly on the rod I was using on the houseboat shows.  The rod was a new Quantum Smoke and I really liked it.

Since then, I have had the opportunity to fish with the St. Croix Avid Series Inshore and the Legend Xtreme Inshore. They both come in a 7 foot 8-17 lb. model. I think that is the very best rod action for almost all of the fishing that I do. The tip is soft enough to make very technical casts and it has enough backbone to rip a big snook out of the bushes.

If I had to go a little heavier I would choose the 7 foot 10-20 lb. model. Those two rods could be used for 95% of the fishing that I do in the Florida Keys and Louisiana.  

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Be sure to watch us in action on our latest episode with Capt. Richard Black on Waypoint TV.

S13:E4 "Richard Black and the Everglades Snook"

Tom and Rich invite guide Richard Black to lead them Snook fishing in the heart of the Everglades.

All the best, 

Tom Rowland

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