A fishing rod can be a good investment if you plan to fish regularly or if you want something that will last for years. If you are planning to go out on long-term trips, then you might consider buying a high quality reel with a braided line. Otherwise, fishing rods made of graphite, fiberglass, bamboo, and carbon fiber are all suitable choices. For beginners who don’t have much experience, fishing rods made of aluminum and plastic may be more affordable but they often break easily.