When picking out a fishing rod it is important to consider a list of various options, including: where it will be used, what size line, what is the targeted species, live bait or lures, and more. The end result...your gonna need more rods! No golfer would try and play a whole round of golf with only one club. Unless you are fishing for the same thing, with the same bait, at the same place every time; it will be a good idea to have different rods to meet varying situations.
In the picture, Ryan chose a 9' Custom JUNO BAIT Calstar rod,Van Staal, and heavy braid. This rod was the right choice as it was able to cast the lure a long way and handle the heavy line needed to drag the fish out of a rough spot.