1. USE A ROD MADE OF ONE PIECE There are both 1 piece and 2-piece rods on the market. Sometimes, you may choose to use a 2-piece rod as you are used to it. But, as a newbie, one-piece rods are the best choice for you. it will let you feel for more if you are fishing in deeper water. So, you will be having less missed bites. 2. TRY FIBERGLASS OR COMPOSITE RODS Fiberglass rods usually provide more flexibility than other types of rods. It will still leave you with enough backbone for all different types of fish. There are also fiberglass and graphite available that are light, but also durable. If you want to do a lot of offshore trolling, you may need to use a medium heavy, extra fast or fast action fiberglass or composite ROD. But remember, offshore jigging and fishing will usually need more power and strength. 3. MAKE SURE TO LOOK FOR CORROSION PROOF FISHING RODS ALWAYS Any saltwater fishing rod or reel you use should typically be made to withstand corrosion. Usually, a lot of the guides and reel seats should be made with some type of non-corroding material, for example, stainless steel or aluminum. To help the gear last longer, make sure to give all of your saltwater rods and ocean fishing reels a heavy rinse in some freshwater when you arrive back at home or as soon as possible. 4. USE RODS THAT HAVE A SPECIAL UV PROTECTIVE COATING A lot of ocean fishing rods are usually made with a protective coating to help protect the blank of the rod from cracking, fading, peeling and chipping. This can occur also with the ongoing of items in the shining sun light. 5. MAKE SURE THE ROD YOU USE HAS COSED CELL FOAM Closed cell foam, can usually help a rod withstand major temperature changes and bad saltwater conditions for more prolonged periods of time. Now that you are aware of some of the features available for your fishing rods, you can better make a wise educated decision about what kind of saltwater rod will help you out and be useful and withstand all conditions through your catches. Just make sure to always check the saltwater fishing regulations for your state and also to make sure to buy your FISHING LICENSE ONLINE before you leave. #happyfishing everyone!