Have You Tried This Inshore Rod? (Calico Jack Review)

Here at Salt Strong, we are always on the lookout for the best inshore fishing rods (in particular, inshore spinning rods).

One that we’ve really put to the test is the Calico Jack spinning rod made by Hurricane (same company that makes the Redbone fishing rods).

It’s certainly priced right (you can find these rods in the $50-$60 range), and it’s proven to be incredibly tough and versatile (which is what I am looking for when I am fishing from my kayak or paddleboard since I can only carry a rod or two that I need for many purposes.

So far, this Hurricane Calico Jack inshore spinning rod has helped me land monster bull redfish, tarpon, and pretty much every type of inshore fish found in Florida.

And not only is it built well, it also does a great job of casting everything from light soft plastics all the way to heavy cut bait (which is why it’s so versatile).

I don’t think this is the only inshore spinning rod you ever want to own, but for kayak and paddle board anglers who fish a lot and go through a lot of rods, this is one of the best deals I seen so far.

What are your favorite inshore fishing rods?

Let me know in the comments.

Fish On!

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Have You Tried This Versatile & Affordable Inshore Rod (Calico Jack Review)

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mabod7 says:

Why not an Ugly Stik?

The Outdoors Mechanic Life says:

Really appreciate all you guys do. I was wondering what your thoughts are on the ugly stik elite and inshore select rods for fishing artifials inshore.

OffTheLine Fishing says:

I have 2 of these rods both MH and they are awesome

Diesel45 says:

I bought my Ugly Stik from a Kmart. Best rod for $40. never broke, no issues. Also, what park is that? Looks nice! Ill def take a look at these rods.

WhiteW0lf says:

One of the best rods out there for sure. I’ve had mine for almost 3 years, just a few months back I landed a 40-50lb tarpon with it and the rod performed great. Definitely a good rod that won’t break the bank.

youngbeechnut78 says:

Do you plan ahead every time you go fishing and check for solar lunar activity, weather patterns that sort of thing or do you just go and fish? I’m new to this sport and channel and have enjoyed your channel sir. Thanks for your insight and fish on!

Jorge Moran says:

Calico Jack and Shimano Sedona 5k is my favorite inshore combo. Thanks for the review. Loving the content guys.

seanfishingtexas says:

I like the h2o express rods from Academy, never had s problem with them.But i will try one of these.

john foy says:

They have great action.ive had 2 and had reel seat problems with both.they just dont seem to get tight enough and the reel turns alot.very aggrevating.i will stick with my wright mcgills

Mike Council says:

Interesting! I purchased the exact same setup a year ago; two Calico Jack rods and Sedona reels.

Dwight Fletcher says:

I have had one of these rods for about 5 years never had a problem. Used it both salt and fresh water. Have caught a large ray to a 10 lb largemouth bass. Love the rod!!!

Michael DiNunzio says:

Going buy the 7’6 for my dawia BG 3500

Slack Tide says:

Calico Jack’s are the best rods you can buy for the money. Period.

Dinker Slayer says:

I own 2 of these rods, a 7ft and 8ft paired with a pflueger president xt and could not be happier. That combo I use is so light and effortless

Jarad White says:

I love these rods. The only other rods I have found at this price that I like are the new ugly stick inshore selects. But these are my favorite rods. I paired them 8′ with shimano nasci 5000 and its an awesome combo

Gary R says:

Bought two. 7 and 7.5. At sports authority close out. GREAT Rods!! Like the 7 better.

Venomous villain says:

I love my 8footer, it fits pretty well with my 3500 spinfisher V. Its my go to combo

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