If your idea of a perfect weekend is taking a pocket fishing rod to the lake, you are not alone. Personally, I carry a fishing rod everywhere I go; whether out on a weekend camping or while strolling along the lake. You never know when you will chance on that prized trout you always wanted. However, if you do not own a fishing rod, and might be considering buying one, allow me to share some tips on how to buy one. Basically, there are three things to have in mind while buying fishing rods: the rod type, construction, and the action (rod bending).