Spinning rods are the most popular type of travel fishing rod. They are versatile and can be used to fish for a variety of species, including bass, trout, and panfish. Spinning rods typically have a fixed spool and a line guide system that helps to prevent line tangles.
Casting rods are ideal for fishing with heavier lures and lines. They typically have a moving spool and a level-wind system that helps to distribute the line evenly on the spool. Casting rods are a good choice for anglers who want to cast long distances or fish in windy conditions.
Fly rods are used for fly fishing. Fly rods are typically longer and more flexible than spinning and casting rods. They are used to cast fly lines and flies. Fly rods are a good choice for anglers who want to fish for trout in rivers and streams.