Once you have chosen a swimbait, you'll want to find a swimbait rod that can handle the lure. The weight of the lure dictates what size rod you will need to throw it comfortably. For most small swimbaits under 1oz, heavier bass rods can be used. For heavier swimbaits, the lure-weight rating on the rod is definitely something to pay attention to as it will tell you what size lure it can handle. Ideally, choose a rod where the weight of your swimbait is somewhere in the middle of the rod rating. For example, if the lure weighs 4oz look for a rod rated 3oz-6oz. Swimbait rods will often give a brief description of which style or size of swimbaits the rod is built for. Swimbait rods usually have a more moderate action than most other bass rods, meaning they will bend and flex farther down the rod blank allowing for better control of big fish and a better chance of getting to the boat. Swimbait fishermen want to make long casts and use a long parabolic action so these specialized rods tend to be longer, typically ranging from 7'5" up to and over 8'.