Spinning rods are very similar to casting rods, but are usually slightly smaller and lighter. They usually range from 5 to 8.5 feet and have between 5 and 8 eyes. In a similar manner to a spin casting rod, spinning rods have one significantly larger eye closest to the reel to reduce the friction on the line when casting.
he main difference between spinning and casting rods is the way they are used. Casting reels are used on the top of the rod, while eggbeater (spinning) reels hang beneath. This is a more comfortable and easier way to fish, and for this reason spinning rods are the basic rod used by amateur fishermen throughout the world.