If you are a cash strapped fisherman, who is searching for the best price for a rod, you should consider buying a used rod. Do your research and decide on just what kind of rod you want, and what your top price will be. It is reasonable to expect to buy a used rod, in good condion, for around half the price of a similar new rod. Where should you look? Well if you are a garage sale fiend you already know that a lot of good fishing tackle shows up in garage sales. Just keep your eye open and the rod you want will show up sooner or later. If you are in more of a hurry you should consider searching eBay for your rod. There you will find a huge selection of used rods and tackle which is constantly changing. If the rod you are looking for is a popular make you may find several available from various sellers. One caution--it is easy to get caught up in a bidding war and pay too much. Just set your top price in advance and stick with it. Another rod will be along very soon for you to bid on.
If an older collectible rod is your desire, these are more difficult to buy, but you can still get an excellent price by just biding your time for the rod to come along on eBay. Rods by top makers such as Hardy Bros of England do not usually sell cheaply. Hardy Bros split bamboo rods commonly fetch $150 up to several hundred dollars depending on the model and condition of the rod. Many anglers like to use split cane rods as well as to collect them and these rods even by lesser known makers will sell commonly for $50 to $150 or more.
Greenheart is a flexible hardwood which was used to make rods in the past. A good greenheart rod is still very serviceable and will cost about half the price of split cane. Fiberglass rods came on the market in the 1960s and many used fiberglass rods are still around. They can often be bought quite cheaply both locally and online. The earliest rods were solid fiberglass and later models are hollow and lighter in weight. A good fiberglass rod can be a great buy for someone looking for the lowest price in a good usable rod.
Graphite rods were the successor to fiberglass and are the present day most popular rod. They are very light, tough and flexible and have a nice action.Someone looking for a really good rod is well advised to buy a graphite model.They are very nice to fish with and prices are now quite reasonable. For more information about how and where to buy a used fishing rod see our website at used fishing rods and you will find a lot of good information about used fishing tackle here used fishing tackle