Rods & Reels
Most people use the term “fishing pole” to describe the piece of equipment that you use to go fishing. But a fishing pole is not just a single piece of equipment – is actually comprised of two separate things: the rod and the reel, both of which are interchangeable.
To be sure, you can buy a fishing pole that is pre-assembled with a rod and a reel. In the fishing world this is known as a combo, or combination purchase. And when you are new to fishing, this is a great way to buy your first fishing pole. We have some great combo options available on this site. But as you get a little deeper into the hobby, you may find yourself wanting to upgrade your fishing pole and you can do this by purchasing reels and rods separately.