The range has changed significantly over the last year.
The Casting Range
Casting rods are for overhead reels such as spin casters, or bait casters or pretty much any reel intended to be mounted on the top of the rod. They cannot be used with open face spinning reels (mounted under the rod) because of the trigger grip.
There are 4 Casting (Pistol Grip) rods in the range.
We still have some Rugged Flex casting models in stock which are essentially the same as the Kayak KIng but have a natural cork handle (we have these on special while stocks last).
We stock the Packer in Black and Red.
Each of these is available with 4 coil, 6 coil, 7 coil and 8 coil tips except the Gulf Master which comes standard with a twin tip (although it can be used with the standard tips also)
We have also had customers who have bought a twin tip for their Kayak King or Rugged Flex rod.
When using casting tips, the line goes directly from the reel to the eye on the end of the tip.
The Spinning Range
Spinning Rods are intended for use with open face spinning reels that are mounted underneath the rod. Having said that, there is no reason why you can’t turn the rod up the other way and use a reel that is intended to be mounted on the top of the rod ( although if you want to use a 4 coil tip you will need to buy a casting tip – more below).
The picture is not quite as helpful as the Casting Range picture because this is not quite the range that we stock.
Combat (which comes with its own unique 6 coil short tip)
We do not stock the Mountaineer.
While I mention above that Combat comes with its own special tip, all tips will fit all of these rods.
Emmrod Spinning Rods will only fit spinning reels with a small foot. 20, 30 and 40 sized reels and some 50 size will fit. With spinning reels the line from the reel is threaded through the power coils as well as the ring on the end of the tip.
The 6 and 7 coil spinning tips are now universal. If you use your spinning rod with an overhead reel, and you have purchased a 6 or 7 coil tip, you do not need to purchase a casting tip. Simply thread the line up in the same way you would a spinning reel (go through the coils as well as through the eye). If you have purchased a 4 or an 8 coil tip, you will need to purchase an extra casting tip.