Fishing republic has a huge and comprehensive range of Pike and Predator rods to choose from. If you love all things water-bound and toothy, we have the fishing tackle to get you catching them. And of course, the backbone of a fishing setup is the rod, and that means it takes careful consideration when choosing the right predator rod. Because Pike are powerful and ferocious fish, they require powerful pike rods and lines to control them and reel them in, and our discerning staff members can help you find exactly the predator rod you need.
More than one way to catch a pike
There’s more than one way to catch a pike, and there’s a rod for each. Lure fishing, as you may have guessed, uses lures instead of bait. This type of fishing doesn’t need as much tackle as its bait fishing alternative. Other than the basics for predator fishing, you only need your rod, reel, lures and some trace wires to get started. Bait fishing tackle, on the other hand, requires an even stronger rod, and some heavy-duty terminal tackle to ensure your presentation doesn’t break under the strain. The weight of the bait, such as half a mackerel or an entire roach, can cause complications with repeated casts, unless you have a powerful pike rod to compensate.
Also known as “spinning” or “Plugging” rods, Lure rods are flexible in the tip, but strong and sturdy in the middle to the butt. These pike rods are fairly short, only between 6-10ft long, they aren’t necessarily for extreme range casting, but they do have the power to control the feisty fish you’ll be targeting with them. They come in a variety of weights, such as 5-25G, 15-40g, and 30-60g. This number refers to the optimum range of weight for the lures you intend to use with them. This number tends to increase with the length of the pike rod.
When we say “bait” here, we don’t mean boilies and pellets like we might with coarse or carp fishing. Predators prefer something a bit meatier, so a predator rod designed for bait fishing has to be a bit sturdier and at the same time, have a bit more casting power. As a general rule, you want your predator rod to have a test curve of around 3ib, which will give you a decent cast even on the heavier baits.
Predator rods for veterans and novices
Here at Fishing Republic, we have a wide variety of predator rods suited for anyone and everyone. Whether you’re buying your child their first fishing rod and don’t want to break the bank, or you’re an experienced hand looking to replace or upgrade old reliable, there’s a rod in our selection for you. You can trust the judgement of the many expert anglers we employ here at Fishing Republic to present you with only the best predator fishing tackle.
If pike rods don’t suit your needs, check out the rest of our fishing tackle to find what you're looking for. We have fishing rods from all disciplines, including carp, coarse, fly, and Sea.
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