Getting into the world of bass fishing, or fishing in general, can be very confusing at times, due to the large assortment of tackle, rods, and reels that there are out on the market. One of the hardest things for beginners to decide is what rod they should get. While there are lots of good options for the aspiring angler, the rod I recommend the most for beginners is an Ugly Stick GX2. I recommend this rod for a variety of reasons. First, it has some of the best sensitivity on the market and can actually rival that of rods that cost 3 times as much. This will allow you to feel everything that is going on with your bait and will help you to catch more fish. Secondly, Ugly Sticks are known for their durability, so there is no need to worry about mistreating the rod and having it break. Most importantly, this rod is only $39.99, which is extremely cheap for the quality and durability that you are getting with the Ugly Stick.