10 best spinning rods for twitching

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

How to choose a spinning rod for twitching

Since twitching is a separate direction in fishing, involving the use of a jerking technique for maximum imitation of live fry with a wobbler, spinning under it should have a number of features:

  1. Rod length. This parameter completely depends on the conditions and at what distances the fishing process takes place. The majority of anglers prefer to buy spinning rods from 210 to 240 centimeters long – the best option in open water. For frequent fishing from a boat or in overgrown areas of water, it is better to use smaller rods (180 to 210 centimeters long). Long spinning rods (up to 240 to 300 centimeters) are uncomfortable and load the hand too much, but they will be indispensable in the event that you need to 'throw' the tackle over the overgrown coastline and fish from clear water.

  2. Build your rods. As a rule, standard spinning rods for twitching have a medium-fast action, which makes it possible to dramatically vary the softness and speed of the drive. However, there are also alternative, more specific tuning options. So, for example, it is easiest for fishing beginners to master spinning with medium action, in which uniform guidance prevails. For those who like to fish from the beach, long models of slow action can be purchased – there is more than enough space for a swing. But for forest and heavily overgrown bodies of water, the ideal option would be to buy a short and stiff rod (with a fast or very fast action) to perform whip wrist casts.

  3. Bait. Fishing enthusiasts prefer to install various types of wobblers on twitching rods, arguing that they are looking for new combinations and more productive 'play' of small fish. But classic twitching (the one in which it was born) relies on the use of Minnow wobblers, which most fully imitate fry, widely known to every predator.

  4. Rod test. This parameter indicates which lures of what weight can be used with a particular rod model. For twitching, the optimum ranges from 5 to 30 grams, however, when choosing one to the other, a number of extraneous factors should also be taken into account. For example, the presence of blades on wobblers, which create additional resistance in the bow during wiring. Here you should remember one more technical rule: the action of the spinning rod should be the slower, the lighter the bait purchased for it.

Rating of the best spinning rods for twitching

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best budget spinning rods for twitching 1 Norstream Rebel 662ML RUB 3,780
2 Salmo Elite X – Twitch 180 RUB 3,060
3 Favorite Extreme 702MH RUB 2 800
The best spinning rods for twitching in the middle price segment 1 Norstream Dynamic F1 DYFS-772MH RUB 11,500
2 Favorite Exclusive Twitch Special RUB 5,240
3 Zemex Bass Addiction S-702M RUB 6,880
4 Black Hole Bass Mania EVA S-702M 6 400 rub.
5 Maximus Manic 20ML RUB 6,118
6 Major Craft Rizer 832MH RUB 14 750
7 Norstream Provokator PRNS-702L 17 160 rub.

Best budget spinning rods for twitching

Norstream Rebel 662ML

Rating: 4.9

Norstream Rebel 662ML

A budget and widespread spinning rod for twitching, released specifically for the 2016 summer season. The Norstream Rebel 662ML is the ideal 'fabric' for both experienced anglers and beginners alike, with its mid-range, most comprehensible and flexible action. Actually, it is very easy to show a twitching manner of fishing with it – spinning (and through it the bait) responds very accurately to any manipulation by the user.

Lures on the Norstream Rebel 662ML can be used as standard minnow wobblers, as well as lures with blades in the front, requiring more accurate and delicate jerking technique. However, it is very important here to follow the recommendations for the test, and pick up a 'fish' weighing no more than 12 grams. According to experts, this rod is focused primarily on pike fishing. It is the ideal addition to fishing equipment, featuring sophisticated ergonomics, optimal combination of characteristics and an advantageous price / quality ratio.

Advantages

  • low cost coupled with optimal quality parameters;

  • thoughtful ergonomics;

  • comfortable length (1.98 meters) for fishing from a boat and from the shore;

  • targeted at beginners and experienced anglers;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Salmo Elite X – Twitch 180

Rating: 4.8

Salmo Elite X - Twitch 180

Inexpensive twitching spinning rod from the Latvian company Salmo, which is highly popular among domestic fishermen. The extreme interest in this model is due to two factors. Firstly, its assembled length is only 1.8 meters – a good indicator for fishing from a boat or throwing from the bank on small rivers. Secondly, Elite X – Twitch 180 is not designed for beginners, since it requires a specific approach to the posting – aggression, activity, a sense of rhythm and periodic changes in the pace of the bait.

Combining fast action with ease is also an important purchase factor. Snappy casts combined with high maneuverability of actions attract the attention of both a seasoned, active predator and a heavy, slow 'trophy'. According to users, the spinning rod is focused mainly on pike and river perch – for some reason other inhabitants of the depths are caught lazily. However, in terms of performance-to-value ratio, the Salmo Elite X – Twitch 180 will be the best deal.

Advantages

  • comfortable length of a spinning rod for any fishing conditions (except for long casts);

  • ergonomic performance (EVA handle, carbon blank and 135 grams of weight);

  • high popularity;

  • focus on experienced anglers;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Favorite Extreme 702MH

Rating: 4.7

Favorite Extreme 702MH

Inexpensive twitching spinning rod, the main feature of which lies in the safety margin for the perception of super-intense loads. Belongs to the class of medium-heavy rods, focused on fishing with lures weighing from 10 to 45 grams. It is not very 'friendly' to beginners, as it requires special skill to carry out specific, aggressive wiring.

As noted by users, Favorite Extreme 702MH is charged with a stubborn fight against a predator and is always ready to accept unexpected loads, for example, blows or a trophy bite. The extra-fast action allows for biting casts, distributing the stresses evenly across the blank. By the way, the arrangement of the rings is also due to this fact – they are distinguished by a deliberately smaller diameter and a small spacing relative to each other. Due to the totality of indicators, the model copes equally well with wiring light and heavy wobblers (even with a blade in the front), as well as with aggressive explosions and high-speed runs of spinning lures.

Advantages

  • low cost;

  • the possibility of 'overhang' lures of a wide weight range;

  • the presence of a margin of safety to eliminate problems with overloads;

disadvantages

  • the model is quite rare for the domestic market.

The best spinning rods for twitching in the middle price segment

Norstream Dynamic F1 DYFS-772MH

Rating: 4.9

Norstream Dynamic F1 DYFS-772MH

The undisputed leader of the category is the Norstream Dynamic F1 DYFS-772MH twitching spinning rod, which shows outstanding results in terms of strength. Specifically, this model belongs to the 'tops' of the series, it goes well with wobblers and lures weighing up to 38 grams and can be used for uniform posting of standard 'spoons' or for jigging.

The main feature of the model is the combination of a densely woven 1K prepreg (composite semi-finished product) with an almost weightless prepreg made of high-modulus carbon fiber, which endowed the 'speaker' with the highest degree of strength and ductility in operation. It is worth noting that the latter is not typical of such a combination of materials – this series is almost the only one of its kind. The whole benefit of the plasticity effect comes down to the fact that the dosage of force on the dashes is more evenly distributed, thereby increasing the accuracy and responsiveness of the bait. But there are simply no objective flaws in the F1 DYFS-772MH. Some are trying to classify the price of spinning among them, but with this quality and level of performance, this can be regarded as blatant arrogance.

Advantages

  • unique combination of prepregs;

  • excess strength and optimum plasticity;

  • high quality workmanship;

  • pleasant appearance;

  • the possibility of a wide variety of baits by weight;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Favorite Exclusive Twitch Special

Rating: 4.8

Favorite Exclusive Twitch Special

One of the few representatives of the middle order stops one step away from the leading position. Favorite Exclusive Twitch Special is a high-level 'stuff' designed and tailored for beginners and professionals alike. From extreme to extreme, it reveals itself under completely different qualities. In the hands of 'fishing debutants' the 213 cm spinning rod has a calm disposition and gives smoother movements to baits, the weight of which can vary from 7 to 35 grams. With a more aggressive approach, the baits begin to move chaotically, impulsively, which attracts even a less mobile (and, therefore, larger) predator.

A special feature of the spinning rod with such a set of characteristics is the distribution of the load throughout the blank during playing. This can significantly reduce the number of fish coming off, which is very important for beginner fishermen. For all its 'coolness' Favorite Exclusive Twitch Special is relatively inexpensive – most of the consumers, of course, will not be delighted, but the quality for many years is worth paying for.

Advantages

  • optimal combination of price and quality;

  • compensation of peak voltages by uniform distribution of the load throughout the blank;

  • balance;

  • focus on broad fishing strata;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Zemex Bass Addiction S-702M

Rating: 4.8

Zemex Bass Addiction S-702M

Zemex Bass Addiction S-702M is a 'miniature' solution to twitching equipment problems, allowing you to fish with small and medium lures such as minnow, popper, walker and jerkbait. The paradox of this rod is that it is subject to a barrage of criticism from people who have not had the honor and experience of fishing with it. Moreover, the main criticism is the cost point – they say, rods of this level are several times cheaper, and the results of fishing are much more worthy.

All existing claims are broken against a very compelling argument that the developers themselves brought to the broad masses. The fact is that the Addiction S-702M was made specifically for experienced and professional anglers who can very subtly and clearly notice the line between stiffness and feedback, use biting casts and adapt to all given fishing conditions. For professionalism and striving for maximum results, despite unfounded criticism, this 'stick' deserves a high place in the rating of the best.

Advantages

  • can be used for jigging;

  • good looks, backed by durability and build quality;

  • tailoring for a professional attitude to inventory;

  • high-quality cork handle (of which there are few);

disadvantages

  • critical attitude of few groups of fishermen.

Black Hole Bass Mania EVA S-702M

Rating: 4.7

lack Hole Bass Mania EVA S-702M

The improved midrange of the Bass Mania series, the handle of which is 'wrapped' in more durable EVA material. From the very moment of its release, the S-702M has shown remarkable potential in terms of twitching fishing and over time has become the main tool in the arsenal of avid twitching fans from all over Russia. As practice shows, it is suitable for almost any fishing conditions: the light class, in conjunction with the fast action, allows for jerky and maneuverable guidance both when fishing from the board (it is not very convenient to cast) and from the coastline. An excess of power and rigidity, in turn, allows you to fish over overgrown reservoirs in search of a trophy predator, plus experiment with the type of bait (from all kinds of wobblers to oscillating spoons).

The inevitable and inevitable modernization of Black Hole Bass Mania S-702M has fixed all the 'jambs' of the previous release, so there is practically nothing to complain about here. And the catchiness can please even an experienced fisherman: pike, chub and pike perch become frequent 'guests' in the net.

Advantages

  • productive set of main parameters;

  • the ability to fish in almost any conditions;

  • low price;

  • modernization fixed all the shortcomings of the previous version;

  • high catchability;

disadvantages

  • gone along with the old 'cork' version.

Maximus Manic 20ML

Rating: 4.7

Maximus Manic 20ML

The versatile two-piece twitch-jig Maximus Manic 20ML does not differ in anything outstanding in terms of applied technologies, however it enjoys great (and well-deserved) popularity among Russian anglers. It is combined mainly with minnow wobblers and jerkbaits, the weight of which does not exceed 25 grams. It is distinguished by an extra-fast action, in which it manifests itself as a stake – some owners compare the model with a shovel handle, because the form gives almost no feedback. But there is more than enough charge for casting: the range of a two-meter spinning rod leaves out the models that are more adapted to this.

The downside of Maximus Manic 20ML can be considered convenience and ergonomics. Despite the lightness of the blank (99 grams of weight), it is quite difficult to handle the rod. The reason for this is the specific cork handle, obviously doomed to be chipped soon. Otherwise, there is full compliance with the requirements of the masses – a very modest price and excellent performance.

Advantages

  • the presence of an anti-ripple tulip;

  • good work with a number of versatile wobblers;

  • very light and twitching stick;

  • attractive price;

disadvantages

  • flimsy and unreliable cork handle.

Major Craft Rizer 832MH

Rating: 4.7

Major Craft Rizer 832MH

The long plug spinning rod for twitching from Major Craft does not spoil potential buyers with a low cost, but offers something more than a simple piece of fishing equipment for its high cost. Its catch is pike, perch, pike perch and other representatives of domestic reservoirs in all variety of species and sizes. Wobblers weighing from 8 to 35 grams are used as bait, mainly minnow, however, you can also find other options in the form of shad or fat fish (the former require short and sharp jerks, and the latter are effective mainly in shallow water).

The manufacturers have done a great job on the ergonomic part of Major Craft Rizer 832MH. The weight of the carbon-fiber blank with the fittings installed was only 150 grams, despite the fact that the length of the spinning rod is 2.53 meters. Nice balance, especially in light of the comfortable grip, which does not strain the hand and allows you to fish in comfort. As a result, Rizer 832MH had only one drawback, which is more than compensated for by its high quality workmanship and efficiency in fishing.

Advantages

  • a wide range of variability of baits by weight;

  • good ergonomic parameters, reliable fittings;

  • high catchability (according to users);

  • balance between dimensions and weight of a spinning rod;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Norstream Provokator PRNS-702L

Rating: 4.6

Norstream Provokator PRNS-702L

Plug spinning rod of very fast action, which got its name for the incredible intrusiveness of the bait when making twitching wiring. The lightness and maneuverability allows anglers to make very biting, sharp and aggressive casts, complementing them with bold and fast retrieval, which no predator can resist.

The Norstream Provokator PRNS-702L works effectively with lures weighing from 2 to 12 grams, with the heaviest of them being a priority for experienced anglers. The blank length of 213 centimeters adds versatility to the model, since, coupled with the lightness (the rod weighs only 105 grams), it allows you to cast from the shore and from the boat without loading your hand. The choice of manufacturers in favor of fittings from Fuji is also noteworthy – another proof that the priority in development was given to quality and focus on results. Frankly, the weak point of the spinning rod turned out to be the high price, which was beyond the means of the mass consumer.

Advantages

  • a 'charged' model aimed at maximum efficiency;

  • light weight and optimal length;

  • reliable fittings from Fuji;

  • high quality workmanship;

disadvantages

  • high cost of the model.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Rate article
An online magazine about style, fashion, etiquette, lifestyle, and about choosing the best products and services.
Add a comment