Every fishing rod has an L. P. A. - it stands for Length, Power, and Action.  The L. P. A. identifies any fishing rod in the simplest terms.  Big Bear Fishing Rods uses large font to easily identify every rod right in the handle.

Length   -   Power   -   Action 



    The length of a fishing rod should be determined by the individual angler based on their specific needs.

    The power level of any fishing rod is equal to the line weight and lure weight.

      POWER  =  Line Weight & Lure Weight

      EXTRA HEAVY  =  25 - 40 lb. & 2 - 4 oz.
      HEAVY  =  20 - 30 lb. & 1/2 - 2 oz.
      3/4HEAVY  =  17 - 25 lb. & 3/8 - 1.5 oz.
      MEDIUM HEAVY  =  12 - 20 lb. & 1/4 - 1 oz.
      MEDIUM  =  8 - 17 lb. & 3/16 - 3/4 oz.
      3/4MEDIUM =  6 - 15 lb. & 1/8 - 1/2 oz.
      MEDIUM LIGHT  =  4 - 12 lb. & 1/16 - 3/8 oz.

      The power rating of a fishing rod is determined by the over all strength and stiffness of the rod.  Heavier power rods are generally better for larger single hook baits used for soft plastics, jigs, and spinner baits or any lure that requires a hook set.  Lighter power rods are generally better for smaller hook baits like finesse baits, treble hook crank baits and top water lures.  Big Bear has added extra power levels to help the angler better tune their rod line up to fit their specific needs.


      The action of a fishing rod is determined how and where the blank flexes under pressure.

      S - Slow action rods will start to flex right out of the handle of the rod.

      M - Moderate action rods will start to flex in the middle of the rod.

      *F - Fast action rods will flex mostly in the top third of the rod.

      XF - Extra Fast action rods will flex mostly in the top quarter of the rod. 

      *Big Bear rods feature fast actions because they are built to cast a variety of lures in all types of conditions and offer maximum rod versatility.  Fast action rods are best for all around casting distance and accuracy.  They also generate a quicker hook sets then moderate or slow action rods.