2016 New Bass Fishing Rods

Looking for the newest rods on the market? From top of the line to the most affordable 2016 new bass fishing rods on the market from the top companies.

2016 New Bass Fishing Rods

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Lew’s Custom Lite Speed Stick Series

Made of modulus graphite this rod has the full combo of strength and sensitivity. Titanium Oxide Guide Inserts for smooth casting. The Soft Touch Skeletal Reel gives the rod extra sensitivity.  Split grip Handles for comfort on the hands. Life Time Limited Warranty. This rod makes for one of the best 2016 bass fishing rods.

Lengths:  6’8” to 7’11”

Power: Medium to Heavy

Action: Medium to Extra Fast.

Price:  $159.99 to $179.99.

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Lew’s Tournament Performance TP1 Speed Stick Series

One Piece Rods with top of the line IM8 Graphite that allows the rod to be strong, sensitive, and most important lightweight. The Dri-Tec grips give you great control of the rod in various weather conditions. A microwave guide system helps to keep your casting distance and accuracy at a maximum. Professional Hook Keepers. The rod comes with a limited one year warranty.

Lengths: 6’7” – 7’6”

Power: Medium to Heavy

Action: Medium to Fast

Price $99.99

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Lew’s Laser SG Graphite Series

The bang and buck all in one. The Laser series comes in 6 casting rods and 7 spinning rods. These rods have awesome sensitivity and feel for the price point. IM6 Graphite, Cork Handle, Stainless steel hook keeper, and a limited One Year Warranty make this a great rod for any angler.


Spinning: 6’0” – 7’0”

Casting: 6’6” – 7’4”


Spinning: Ultralight – Medium Heavy

Casting: Medium – Heavy


Spinning: Fast

Casting: Medium Fast – Fast

Price: $49.99

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

13 Fishing Black Omen II

A new and improved version of their very popular Omen rod.  This casting rod has 3a Portuguese Full Cork Handle, Evolve Engage Reel Seat, PVG ( Poly Vector Graphite) technology which controls the fiber angle alignment during the rolling process to increase sensitivity and strength, Guides with Zirconia Inserts, and a 5 year Limited Warranty.

Available in Casting and one Spinning.

Lengths: 7’1” – 7’6”

Power: Medium to Medium Heavy

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Megabass Levante

The Megabass Levante is unparalled at its price point and now they over 12 different rods in this series. The 2016 version is lighter with more strength and durability to go along with the great sensitivity that anglers have always loved. This rod is easily one of the top 2016 Bass Fishing Rods.

Length; 6’10” – 7’11”

These Rods are made specifically for the type of presentation you are needing.

Price: $199.99

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Denali Lithium Series

Denali has always made lightweight sensitive rods in the past but the lithium series is on the next level. They now offer 16 different powers and actions to meet every need you have while on the water.

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

2016 Bass Fishing Rod

Abu Garcia Villain 2.0

40 Ton Graphite keeps the Villain 2.0 sensitive and lightweight, a super comfortable Fuji Reel seat keeps your hands comfortable, and titanium glides with Zirconium inserts keeps the rod perfectly balanced. These rods come in 8 spinning and 8 casting.

Length: 6’6″ – 7’11”

Power: Medium – Extra Heavy

Price: $199.99

2016 Bass Fishing Rod

Abu Garcia Venerate Rod Series

This spinning rod series is constructed from 36 Ton Graphite and made for anglers that want light tips and fast action from their rods. These rods are great to use in many finesse situations. They also use the Titanium Alloy Guides and Zirconium inserts.

Length: 6’3″ – 7’7″

Power: Medium Light – Medium

Action: Fast- Extra Fast

Price: $129.95

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Daiwa Tatula Rod Series

The Tatula is super lightweight and comes at a better price than its predecessor. Their Zero G Design and x45 Super High Volume Fiber technology increases sensitivity. These rods pair well with their casting reels.

Length: 6’10” – 7’7″

Power:  Medium Light – Heavy

Price: $99.99

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Fenwick World Class Rod Series

Fenwick’s mecca when it comes to their best rods. Cork Handles. Fuji Reel Seats and Guides. Light weight and sensitive. These rods come in Casting, Spinning, and Fly rods.

Length: 6’8″ – 7″8″

Power: Medium – Heavy

Action: Fast – Extra Fast

Price: 299.95

2016 Bass Fishing Rods

Daiwa Steez XT Rod Series

The top of the line Steez series now comes at a more affordable price point. Using SVF graphite technology that gives the rod more fibers and less resin which means a stronger rod. X45 Bias construction allows for stronger hook sets and sensitivity. Lightweight guides with titanium frames for durability. A clean Matte Black fish and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. A pricey rod but worth being a top 2016 Bass Fishing Rod.

Length: 7’0″ –  8′ 0″

Power: Medium Light – Extra Heavy

Action: Fast – Extra Fast

Price: $299.99 – $349.99

Brian Cornelison

Brian Cornelison

Brian Cornelison is the Content Director and Social Media Manager for Bass Fishing Nation. He enjoys fishing, the outdoors, playing sports, or any thing competitive. Before coming on at BFN he was an Assistant Basketball Coach at Mt. Hood Community College. His competitive nature is what drives him to compete in both Kayak & Boat bass fishing tournaments.
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